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Dates:Monday, July 15, 2019
Hours:7 pm - 9 pm
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$ see below
Join us for an intimate evening celebrating the life and artistry of master Kathak artist Joanna De Souza, organized by Chhandika - Chhandam Institute of Kathak Dance.

Meet the artist:

With performance excerpts of her original works, archival videos and interactive conversations, attendees will get a glimpse into the 40-year journey of this artist, choreographer and teacher.

Coming from a music background, Canadian born Joanna de Souza began her life-long study of kathak under the Late Pandit Chitresh Das in 1978, and was part of the Chitresh Das Dance Company from 1981-1985.

Under his guidance, in the traditional one-on-one, guru-shishya-parampara context, she received knowledge in all aspects of Kathak dance performance, theoretical understanding and teachers training.

With funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, Joanna lived in her guruís home in Kolkata, India from 1985-87, and under the guidance of his father, dance scholar, Nrityacharya Prohlad Das, she received her Masterís degree in Kathak- through the Prayag Sangit Samiti.

During this two-year period, she also studied sarangi, with Pt.

Ramnath Misra, the late father of famed New York based sarangi master the late Pt Ramesh Misra.
Joannaís return to Canada, and establishing M-DO, was fueled by the intent to establish the art form in Canada, from her unique perspective.

She continues to lead the artistic direction of the school, and teaches regularly throughout the GTA, Canada and India.

She established Chhandam Dance Company in 2003, and with company members, creates new work for kathak, that deeply respects tradition and has a present-day sensibility.

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