To continue imagining a new future for South Asian Dance in Canada, and following the success of our 25th anniversary national dance symposium ‘Beyond Boundaries’, MOMENTUM is an unprecedented multi-city dance symposium and intensive with special focus on the classical forms of Bharatanatyam and Kathak. With Master teachers Parshwanath Upadhye (Bharatanatyam) and Sanjukta Sinha (Kathak), both internationally renowned dancers in their own right, conducting workshops for intermediate and advanced dance artists in each of the four cities, Mississauga, Edmonton, Ottawa & Vancouver, we are providing a unique opportunity to learn from the best. The Master teachers will also showcase their own work through evening performances. We are also providing opportunities for emerging artists in each of the cities to perform as well.
Responding to the demand for a national networking and professional development forum, in particular, for emerging dancers and dance organizations, we will also organize panel discussions/ round tables and career development workshops by thought leaders from the dance industry. Our symposium, that is supported by partners in the three cities, will be tailor-made to suit the ground realities of each of the city. This event will be launched in the City of Mississauga.