Took place from JULY 24 -26, 2015
In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, SAMPRADAYA DANCE CREATIONS organized a three-day dance symposium in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
This landmark project focused on the emergence of new and unique ways of imagining the futures of new generation artists working in South Asian dance across Canada towards self-directed careers as they plan their place in the mainstream dance milieu.
This three-day event included the following:
- panel sessions and dance workshops
- a showcase featuring emerging and mid-career artists
- a performance by international soloist- Malavika Sarukkai
- dance film screenings
- honouring Lata Pada’s mentor and teacher, Guru K. Kalyanasundaram.
Beyond Boundaries: Imagining New Futures For South Asian Dance in Canada addressed the needs and challenges of the South Asian dance ecology, understood in its wider context of ‘the artist in society’ and how it relates its multiple stakeholders. It provided a voice for practitioners who have remained off the radar of ‘mainstream dance’ and have faced systemic barriers in accessing support and opportunities. The focus was directed towards new generation and emerging professional artists and provide a forum for networking, professional development and engaging with their communities.
Symposium Overview – click to view PDF file of complete symposium overview.
Location: Sampradaya Dance Centre, Mississauga, ON
Saturday July 25, 2015 – 9:30am- 5pm
- 9:30 am – 10 am – Keynote speech by Chitra Sundaram (London, England)
- 10 am – 10:45 am – Film screening – The Legacy of the Thanjavur Parampara
- 10:45 am – 11:00 am coffee break
- 11 am – 12:30 pm – Panel Discussion
- DANCE IN THE DIASPORA
- Transmissions and translocations – Developing new approaches to South Asian Dance
- 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm – Lunch
- 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm – Workshop on bharatanatyam
- New impulses for contemporary movement led by Natasha Bakht
- 3:30pm – 5 pm – Workshop: Navigating the Field: What It Takes To Build A Professional Career in Dance led by: Noora Sagarwala
Sunday, July 26, 2015 – 9am – 3pm
- 9am – 10:30 am – Panel Discussion
- DANCE IN THE DIASPORA – Dancing on our terms
- 10:30am – 11:30am – – Break out Session
- Imagining a new future for South Asian Dance in Canada
- 11:30 – 12 noon – Summing up of panel discussions and break out sessions
- 12 noon – 12:45 pm – Lunch
- 1pm – 2:45 pm – Film Screening : Unseen Sequence
- Dance film on Malavika Sarukkai
Location: Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga, ON
July 24, 2015 – 7pm-9:30 pm
Welcome by Lata Pada and honouring of Guru Kalyanasundaram.
Dance-Forward Performance Showcase- Performances by new generation artists featured feature a range of classical dance compositions by emerging dancers from across Canada.
July 25, 2015 – 7pm – 9pm
Performance by bharatanatyam soloist Malavika Sarukkai- ( Chennai, India) Ganga Nitya Vaahini – the Eternal River
July 26, 2015 – 4pm-6pm
Sampradaya Dance Creations dance performance – 16 dancers, s musicians.
- Daily Programming: $20 per day, $30 for both days
- Performance Tickets: $30, adults, $20 students/seniors
- $50 for both shows if registered for daily programming ( adult price)
- $35 for both shows if registered for daily programming ( student/senior price)
As the symposium has now closed, should you wish to contact Sampradaya, you are welcome to send an email to [email protected]
3-Day Dance Workshop with Renowned Bharatanatyam Dancer Malavika Sarukkai
Took Place – July 27-29, 2015 – 6pm-9pm
Sampradaya Dance Centre, Mississauga, ON