Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organizations Host 7th Annual Kathak Mahotsav Canada, Now thru 8/16

Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization is proud to present its 7th annual Kathak Mahotsav Canada, today, August 14th - 16th at the Fairview Library Theatre, in Toronto.

Kathak Mahotsav Canada 2014 is a festival of Kathak dance inspired by the springtime "Durbars" of the Moghul courts, where dancers, poets and painters would gather from far and wide to celebrate the advent of spring with their special artistic offerings. Canadian and international Kathak dance artists now gather at the festival, to celebrate the richness, adaptability and relevance of classical Kathak, from its ancient temple origins to the present.

The festival will include three evening concerts on August 14th and 15th at 8pm, and August 16th at 7:30pm, with performances by prominent Kathak artists including Prashant Shah, Sudeshna Maulik, Chandam Dance Company and Parul Gupta.

Not to be missed is a special workshop, 'Indian Dance with Rina Singha' on August 16th from 3-5pm at the Fairview Library Theatre. All levels are welcome, pay-what-you-can at the door.

The Kathak Mahotsav Canada furthers Artistic Director Rina Singha's visions both of sharing the lyrical beauty, subtleties, and narrative elements that distinguish Kathak from other dance forms, and at the same time fostering a sense of community and solidarity among Kathak dancers. In 1998 and 2002, Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization (RSKDO), in partnership with the Music Gallery, presented the Legacies in Dance Festivals to highlight similarities and differences between Kathak and selected non-western classical dance forms. Since 2008, RSKDO has focused its energy primarily on Kathak and the annual Kathak Mahotsav Canada.

Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization is grateful for the support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Kathak Mahotsav Canada 2014 August 14th & 15th @ 8pm, August 16th @ 7:30pmIndian Dance Workshop with Rina Singha, August 16th from 3-5pmFairview Library Theatre - 35 Fairview Mall Dr. (Don Mills Rd. & Sheppard Ave.) Ticket prices: $15 per single concert, or $35 per all 3 concerts Box Office: For ticket reservations call 416-463-1710, tickets also available at the door, cash only Early Bird Special: Until August 8th, $13 per single concert or $30 per all 3 concerts

Website: www.rinasinghakathakdance.wordpress.com

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