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Company News: Our 2011 production - TAJ - commissioned by the Luminato Festival -is being remounted and taken on tour! Click here for more details!
Company News: Artistic Director, Lata Pada was among he first group to be inducted to Mississauga's Legends Row on September 14, 2013. Click here for more details.. Congratulations!
Company News: The third presentation of the Horizon Series for emerging dance artists took place on Sunday, September 15, 2013 @ 4pm. Click here for more details.
Company News: We were pleased to have presented Hemang Mehta in concert on Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 4pm at Sampradaya Theatre.
Company News: We are thrilled to share the news that our production of Alchemy has received two Dora Award nominations in the Dance Division. They include: Outstanding Male Performance: Aakash Odedra & Outstanding Lighting Design: Arun Srinivasan, Michael Hulls and Willy Cessa. Alchemy was performed as part of the NextSteps 2012-13 dance season at Harboufront Centre in Toronto. Good luck to all nominees!
UPDATE: Congratulations Aakash Odedra on your Dora Award win! We were delighted to be able to bring Rising to Toronto with our production of Alchemy. Best wishes to you.
|Sharing an article featuring Lata Pada's mentor and guru, Thanjavur K. Kalyanasundaram - "On A Classical Path".|
Academy News: Sampradaya Dance Academy is pleased to announce the upcoming arangetrams (solo dance debuts) for Nithya Garg - Sunday, August 18, 2013 & Janvi Javali -Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga, ON. ** By Invitation Only.
Academy Annual Recital: Sunday, June 16, 2013 *Ticketed event
Company News: Spring Events
June 1, 2013 - Bread & Honey Festival Parade - Streetsville - 10am-12noon. A family friendly event, all welcome.
EVENT UPDATE: The June 9th Film Screening for "I AM SATYABHAMA" has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Children's Film Festival launch was presented in partnership with FILMI on Sunday, May 26, 2013 @ 4pm - Sampradya Theatre.
Academy student Nithya Garg who attends Wexfod CollegiateSchool for the Arts had a chance to perform her Wexford Gleeks with Chris Hadfield and the Barenaked Ladies on CBC - check it out! And also on CTV Check them out! Way to go Nithya! She has also just recently performed in the her school's production of Les Miserables - keep up the great work!
Company News: National Youth Week May 1 -7, 2013
Rebel 13 - Behaviour Block Party & Pow Wow
We were excited to have beenpart of this youth event on May 4, 2013 as Rebel 13 Mississauga presents - Behaviour: Block Party & Pow Wow @ Burnhamthorpe Community Centre, Mississauga from 3pm-11pm. Sampradaya performance @ 6pm.
Company News: NATIONAL DANCE WEEK - April 22-29, 2013
We were pleased to take part in Dancing in Diversity presented by CPAMO on April 24, 2013 @ 7pm - Dancemakers, Toronto, ON in support of National Dance Week.
Sampradaya Dance Academy offered their parent/student workshops "Sharing the Joy of Dance" on April 27 & 28, 2013 from 9am-1pm - Sampradaya Dance Centre, Mississauga.
Company News: Sampradaya Dance Creations was pleased to have screened the Indian film "Anayna Ka Bayna" on Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 7pm. Q & A session with the Director Samit Kakkad followed. This was a Media and By Invite Only Event.
Company News: Event Listings for 2013
Jan 27, 2013 - Panorama India, India's 64th Republic Day celebrations took place at Pearson Convention Centre, Brampton, ON.
Feb 20, 2012 - Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) Silver Jubilee Celebrations & Concert for Social Justice - An Evening of Expressive Arts took place at the Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, ON.
March 3, 2013 - Horizon Series: Part II - took place at the Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga, ON.
Sampradaya's Home Season 2012: ALCHEMY - November 22, 23 & 24 2012 @ 8pm Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto. Tickets purchased via the Harbourfront Centre Box Office @ 416-973-4000. Click here for more info.
Company News: Sampradaya was honoured to be part of a featured piece developed to promote Culture Days 2012 - Dance In The City, Toronto's Cultural Ballet produced by Bobby Brown which aired on CBC News. We do hope you will take a few moments to check out this great piece that highlights notable dance groups in Toronto.
Culture Days 2012 - Check out this new video! We proudly participated in Doors Open Mississauga in support of Culture Days on Saturday, September 29, 2012. We offered guided tours of our space from 10am-4pm.
Regretfully, we did not present the performance previously scheduled for Sunday, September 30, 2012.
NEW DATE! October 14, 2012 - Launch of The Horizon Series - A new program showcasing emerging artists in various South Asian art forms. Time: 4pm Venue: Sampradaya Dance Centre, Mississauga. Tickets: $15, adults, $10 students/seniors. Please contact our office to purhcase your tickets @ 905.607.8434.
Company News: Artistic Director, Lata Pada has been featured in a new book titled: Extraordinary Lives: Inspiring Women of Peel - which has been published by The Canadian Federation of University Women's Mississauga chapter in celebration of their 60th Anniversay. Click here to read more.
New! Congratulations to those at Artscape and the Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre on the opening of their new cultural centre, The Daniels Spectrum. We were delighted to have been part of your opening ceremonies and wish you all the very best! Click here to learn more about the new Daniels Spectrum.
New! We were excited have performed in the Fortune Cooking Food Festival that took place at Harbourfront Centre on Sunday, September 16th @ 12 noon. Festival Info.
Company News! Congratulations goes to Mallika Kapur who has just been crowned Miss India-Canada 2012! This is the second year in a row that a Sampradaya dancer has captured this title with Akhina Mooken winning in 2011. We are so proud of our dancers and their amazing accomplishments! Click here to read more.
Company News: What To Look For This Coming Fall:
September 9, 2012 - Aim for Seva Gala performance. Ticketed event, click here for details.
September 16, 2012 - The Kalagan Series presents: NADAM Dance Company (India) - Kathak performance @ 6pm, Sampradaya Dance Centre. Ticketed event. Click here for details.
September 29, 2012 - Doors Open Mississauga - Our studio will be open to visitors interested in a guided tour of our space between 10am-4pm, Sampradaya Dance Centre. Free of charge.
October 14, 2012 - NEW! - Launch of the Horizon Series - A new program showcasing emerging artists in various South Asian art forms. @ 4pm, Sampradaya Dance Centre. Tickets: $14, adults, $10 students/seniors. Please contact our office to purhcase your tickets @ 905.607.8434.
October 1-19 , 2012 - ChoreoIntense Toronto 2012 - A program for emerging choreographers rooted in South Asian art forms. Led by monitors: Nova Bhattacharya, Brandy Leary and Christopher Bannerman ( UK). Presented in partnership with SADAC & Sampad (UK).
November 22-24, 2012 - HOME SEASON - Alchemy - Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto @ 8pm - Lata Pada redefines Indian dance with an eclectic and imaginative program with works created by Canada's Natasha Bakht, England's Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant, Aakash Odedra and India's Santosh Nair. Tickets can be purchased via the Harbourfront Centre Box Office.
Academy News: Congratulations to Academy student, Rachana Raj who was selected to sing in the children's chorus at the Renew The World Gala on March 7th, 2012 in Toronto marking the 50th Anniversary of the discovery of stem cells by Canadian scientists. She sang alongside top Canadian artists such as: Chantal Kreviazuk, Keshia Chante and Jarvis Church! How exciting!
Academy News: Academy Gala event took place on Saturday, March 24, 2012. This event has concluded. Click here for details.
Company News: We would like to send our very best wishes to Margaret Manson who has resigned as a Director on the Sampradaya Dance Creations Board. We have had the thoughtful and committed leadership from Margaret for over 11 years, 10 of which were served as Board Chair. We thank her for all of her efforts and dedication over the years that have helped see to the growth and success of the Company.
At this time, we would also like to welcome three new Directors who will be serving on theSampradaya Dance Creations Board: Ken Barth, Sujeet Kini and Anu Vittal. We look forward to working with you all.
Leaders of Tomorrow 2011 program has concluded for this year.
Our sincere thanks to this inaugural group of participants and inspirational leaders who were committed to the success of the program.
Click here for 2011 Media Release.
Please be sure to check back for 2012 program details.
Lata Pada was a special guest at University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus South Asian Diaspora event on November 3, 2011. Admission is free, all welcome. For more information click here.
September 18, 2011 - Aim for Seva Gala, Pearson Convention Centre, Mississsauga
October 14, 2011 - 10th Anniversary Trillium Health Centre Foundation Diwali Fundraiser
November 15, 2011 -60 Years of Rhythm & Movement -Korean Dance Studies Society
December 4, 2011 - Shruti Javali @ Nritya Sangam, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
* Ticketed events, please click on links to learn more.
News: Company dancer, Atri Nundy awarded 1 of 6 Dancemakers scholarships. Dancemakers is a longstanding contemporary dance company based in Toronto. Good luck Atri!
SAMPRADAYA was host to an announcement presented by the Minister of Finance for Canada, Jim Flaherty on August 2, 2011. Click here for more!
Congratulations Akhina! Akhina Mooken, Academy trained dancer has been crowned Miss. India-Canada 2011. Click here to learn more!
SAMPRADAYA Dance Academy presented the arangetrams of the following graduating students at Meadowvale Theatre, Missisauga. By Invitation Only.
Saturday, July 23, 2011 - Ishita Petkar
Sunday, July 24, 2011 - Sandya Menon
Saturday, July 30, 2011 - Riddhi Kohli
Sunday, July 31, 2011 - Luxmy Sri Rajah
Performance Alert! SAMPRADAYA performed in the IIFA Buzz Brampton celebrations, June 17, 2011 @ 8:30pm, Gage Park, downtown Brampton. Click here for event details.
Performance Alert! Took place on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 2nd Annual Health Mela Event @ Pearson Convention Centre, Brampton. Click here for details.
Odissi Lecture/Demo/Workshop with Nrityagram Dance Ensemble from India was presented onMarch 20, 2011 @ SAMPRADAYA Dance Centre, Mississauga. Click here for details!
We are pleased to announce Company dancer, Shruti Javali's solo bharatanatyam tour with recitals conducted by Guru Harikrishna Kalyanasundaram. Tour Dates Include:
* Feb 8, 2011, Mysore Association, Mumbai * Feb 19, 2011, Narada Gana Sabha -Chennai * Feb 24, 2011, Thiruchembur temple, Cheddha Nagar, Mumbai * March 5, 2011, Natyanjali Festival, Chidambara