The Kalangan Series: World of South Asian Arts


The Kalangan Series: World of South Asian Art

The Kalangan Series is a regular series of interactive and informative presentations by leading South Asian artists.  It features artists invited to perform by Sampradaya Dance Creations in an effort to connect  professional artists  from around the world to local audiences to engage the community and develop an appreciation for classical Indian dance and music.

Since 2005, notable artists such as Urmila Sathyanarayanan, Malavika Sarukkai, Anjali Patil and Sudeshna Maulik have been featured.



September 29, 2018 @ 6pm – “STILL I RISE” A solo dance-themed presentation by Vidhya Subramanian set to original music using dance, spoken word, and world poetry.  Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga.  For tickets, call 905-607-8434.



April 29, 2018 – “SAMVAD” – A unique jugalbandhi of Carnatic and Hindustani classical music.  Featuring Vidya Nataraj and Ramneek Singh.  Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga.  Ticketed event.



October 15, 2017 – A Canadian Dream, “Hockey Night in Indo-Canada”.  A dance work by Pratibha Arts in partnership with Sampradaya Dance Creations.  Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga.  Ticketed event.


May 5, 2017 – Choreographed by the legendary Kathak dance pioneer, Kumudini Lakhia.  Featuring dancers Sudeshna Maulik, Sanjukta Sinha, Anuj Mishra, Marla Palakkamanil, and Riya Alika Mittal.. Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga. Ticketed event.



June 8, 2014 – Sudeshna Maulik and Sandip Mallick performed “Reflection” a Kathak performance. Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga. Ticketed event.


Reflection June 8, 2014













May 31, 2014 – Devi: The Divine Core –  A creative collaboration between Odissi dance, Manipuri dance, and live Hindustani music  program was  performed by Enakshi Sinha (Odissi), Bimbavati Devi (Manipuri) and Srijan Chatterjee (Vocalist). Ticketed event. 


Devi: The Divine Core




May 10, 2014 – Vidhya Subramanian (US) performed a solo bharatanatyam program at Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga.  Ticketed event. 

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Pushkar LeLe in Concert:  Accomplished artist Pushkar Lele presented an evening of classical music and vocals.  November 7, 2013, Sampradaya Theatre.  Presented in partnership with the Open Space.

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Hemang Mehta In Concert: Classical artist, Hemang Mehta performed an intimate concert on July 31, 2013, Sampradaya Theatre.

Hemang Mehta 2013



NADAMNadam – a dynamic kathak dance group from India performed in our newly expanded theatre space, Sampradaya Theatre on September 16, 2012.

Nadam 2012  

Kalakshetra The Kalakshetra dance group was presented by Sampradaya in partnership with the Markham Theatre and the Consul General of India, Toronto. This world acclaimed dance group performed in Toronto for one night only at the Markham Theatre for Performing Arts on October 12, 2011.

Kalakshetra Dance Group  

Avinash Pasricha – Lecture and Q & A Session – Presented for Culture Days 2010. Renowned dance photographer and filmmaker, Avinash Pasricha spoke on his works titled: “A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words” & “My Romance With Dance”. September 26, 2010, Sampradaya Dance Centre, Mississauga.

Avinash Pasricha  
2009 –

DanceIntense Toronto 2009: Artist Showcase Performances By: Ramli Ibrahim (Odissi), Andrea Nann (Contemporary), Sudeshna Maulik (Kathak), Brian Webb( Contemporary), Nova Bhattacharya (Contemporary), Allen & Karen Kaeja (Contemporary), Santosh Nair (Chhau). July 31, 2009, Sandra Faire Ivan Fecan Theatre, York University, Toronto, ON.

DanceIntense 2009  
2008 –

Rama Vaidyanathan: Shivohama thematic bharatanatyam solo recital featuring Rama Vaidyanathan. Original choreography by Rama Vaidyanathan with K. Sivakumar, nattuvangam, Valsarajan Niliyath, vocals Sumod Sridhar, mridangam, G.S. Rajan, flute. October 10, 2008, Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga.

Rama Vaidyanathan  
2008 –

Vidya HarikrishnaAmritam A Magical Evening of Music. Featuring Gowrishankar Balachandran, mridangam Jayshankar Balan, violin. September 19, 2008, Sampradaya Dance Centre, Mississauga.

Vidya Harikrishna  
2007 – Mythili Prakash – Stree Katha : The Untold Stories of Three Tragic Heroines of the Ramayana. Original choreography by Mythili Prakash. Sampradaya Dance Centre, Mississauga.  
Mythili Prakash  
2007 – Anjali Patil of Aroha Fine Arts presented Dancing in the Mughal Courts. Sampradaya Dance Centre, Mississauga, ON.  
Anjali Patil  
2006 – Katrinile Varum Geetham: The Breeze Carries a Melody.
A two-day festival and retrospective celebrating the unparalleled life and captivating artistry of M.S. Subbulakshmi (1916-2004), India’s most treasured vocalist. Sampradaya Dance Centre, Mississauga.
MS Subbulakshmi  
2006 – Malavika Sarukkai: Khajuraho: Temples of the Sacred and the Secular. Choreography by Malavika Sarukkai.  
Malavika Sarukkai  
2005 – Urmila Sathyanarayanan: Lalgudi Melodies. Urmila Sathyanarayanan is one of Chennai, India’s leading bharatanatyam soloists.  
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Featuring Urmila Sathyanarayanan, one of Chennai, India’s leading bharatanatyam soloists.
A two-day festival and retrospective celebrating the unparalleled life and captivating artistry of M.S. Subbulakshmi (1916-2004), India’s most treasured vocalist.
Stree Katha – the untold stories of three tragic heroines of the Ramayana
Featuring Mythili Prakash
Original choreography by Mythili Prakash