Kalanidhi International Dance Festival - March 15th Program
Mar 15

Kalanidhi International Dance Festival – March 15th Program

Saturday, Mar 15 1:30 PM until Sunday, Mar 16 2:00 AM
207 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Kala Nidhi Fine Arts of Canada
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Celebrating 25 years of Kalanidhi in Canada, artistic director Sudha Khandwani presents four days of innovative, contemporary and exquisite classical Indian dancers from Canada, India and the United States.

2014 Kalanidhi International Dance Festival March 15th Program:


Welcome to both locations and introduction of Artistic Director Sudha Khandwani live from Mumbai, India followed by introduction of the Festival

Menaka Thakkar Dance Company (Canada) 


CHITRA – Award winning (Walter Carsen Prize and Governor General’s Lifetime Achievement) dancer, choreographer Menaka Thakkar presents the story of the warrior princess Chitrangada with guest dancers Sujata Mohapatra, Vaibhav Arekar, and Debu Paul and the Menaka Thakkar Dance Company. 

“Menaka Thakkar … has had a remarkable career as an expert proponent of Indian Classical dance forms. She has also had tremendous impact as a performer, a choreographer, a collaborator with other dance forms and as the founder of a world renowned dance school and company.” – Walter Carson Prize Jury 2012

Preeti Patel Anjika Manipurni Dance Troupe (India)

LIVE STREAMING BROADCAST FROM MUMBAI, INDIA to Fleck Dance Theatre, audience Toronto 

BLACK SWAN – Sangeet Natak Akademi Award winner Priti Patel presents a live performance in Manipuri and Thang-Ta dance styles from a stage in Mumbai of 21 dancers, live music, colourful costumes, and brilliant staging.

“The performance kicked off with drummers beating drums to announce the beginning of the dance drama. The drummers performed with manifest skill and awesome relentless energy and received whoops of joy from the audience.” – Narthaki review

Please note: Menaka Thakkar Dance and Preeti Patel performances will be replayed in the afternoon at remote locations. Check HERE
for locations.


Nova Dance (Canada) 

NOVA BHATTACHARYA & LOUIS LABERGE-CÔTÉ present AKSHONGAY Nominated for 4 Dora Mavor Moore Awards!

“A carefully calibrated alliance of two artists at the top of their respective games” - Kathleen Smith, Now Magazine

Santosh Nair Sadhya Dance Company (India) 

World Premiere THE MYSTICAL FOREST featuring 10 dancers performing in Chhau dance.

“The troupe’s dancers are young, brilliant and energetic, performing with split second precision, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats.” – Dr. Sunil Kothari, Narthiki

Please note: Nova Dance and Sadhya Dance performances will be live streamed to remote locations in real time. Check HERE
for locations

When: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Where: Fleck Dance Theatre – Habourfront Centre
Time: 9:30am | 7:30pm
Tickets: $20-$35 | Festival Passes: $120 (Regular), $100 (Senior), $72 (Students)

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