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16th Kalanidhi International Festival of Indian Dance

March 29 @ 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM EDT

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16th Kalanidhi International Festival of Indian Dance and Symposia: ‘Whirling Streams’
Goes Global with Live and Live-Steamed Performances, Symposia, Film Retrospective

March 28th to April 2, 2017, Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

The 16th Kalanidhi Festival of Indian Dance,“Whirling Streams” production is dedicated to Sudha Khandwani Founder and Artistic Director who passed away in November, leaving an extraordinary history of International Indian Dance through her fifteen archived festivals (1993 to 2014). With the passing of Sudha, her sister Menaka Thakkar has agreed to finish the Festival as its Artistic Director with the intention to continue the work of spreading a passion for Indian Dance as an art form.

The Kalanidhi Festival of Indian Dance, “Whirling Streams” at Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre starts March 28 and runs to April 2, 2017.The live and live-streamed Festival will present over 40 dancers from Canada and India and feature classical and contemporary dance styles of Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kathak, Chhau, and Modern over the course of 6 days.

Tuesday, March 28 7.30pm – Opening Night
Nivedha Ramalingam, Bharatanatyam (Pickering)
Menaka Thakkar, “Karna Kunti” (Toronto)
Sujata Mohapatra, Odissi (Bhubaneswar)
Santosh Nair Sadhya Dance, “Game of Dice” (New Delhi)

Wednesday, March 29 7.30pm – Kathak in Transition
Kasturi Mishra (Ottawa)
Deepti Gupta-Arzoo Dance Theatre (Ottawa)

Thursday, March 30 7.30pm – Odissi Eventing
Sujata Mohapatra (Bhubaneswar)
Menaka Thakkar Dance Company (Toronto)

Friday, March 31 7.30pm – Contemporary Dance
Roger Sinha & Mark Medrano, Sinha Danse, (Montreal)
“Burning Skin”
Aparna Sindhoor & Anil Natyaveda, Navarasa Dancetheater, (Los Angeles/Boston)
“A Story and A Song”
Santosh Nair, Sadhya Dance (New Delhi)
“Mystical Forest”

Saturday April 1
3 sets of dancers from India and Canada perform live on stage from Toronto and India

Performance Group One 10:30am
Preetisha Mohapatra, Odissi (Bhubaneshwar)
Eesha Pingley, Bharatanatyam (Mumbai)
Parul Gupta, Kathak (Toronto)

Performance Group Two 2:30pm
Shobi Ruban, Bharatanatyam (Toronto)
Sonia St. Michel, Odissi (Ottawa)
Riya Alika Mittal Kathak (Edmonton)

Bharatanatyam Evening 7:30pm
Sweta Pararajasingham (Toronto)
Menaka Thakkar Dance Company (Toronto)
Bhavajan Kumar (Toronto, India)
Nivedha Ramalingam (Pickering)
Menaka Thakkar Dance Company (Toronto)
Bhavajan Kumar Ensemble (Toronto, India)

Sunday April 2 – All events take place in Fleck Dance Theatre ALL SUNDAY EVENTS ARE FREE!

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Demonstration/Discussion of Online Teaching of Indian Dance with Menaka Thakkar and Sujata Mohapatra, 6 dancers

1:30pm to 2:30pm
Looking Back at Contemporary Dance: A Retrospective. Filmmaker Abdullah Khandwani and Rasesh Thakkar trace the story of Contemporary Indian Dance as revealed through the past 14 Kalanidhi Festivals.

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Kalanidhi examines the current trends in contemporary through the eyes of some of the most eminent scholars and performers of Indian Dance.

Please see our website for more information: http://www.kalanidhifinearts.org

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March 29
7:30 PM - 11:59 PM
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Fleck Dance Theatre
207 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 1A7 Canada

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