We would like to welcome new advertiser M-DO Kathak School of Dance to TorontoDance.com!
What is Kathak Dance?
Kathak is one of the nine forms of Indian classical dances which traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathaks, or storytellers. The name Kathak is derived from the Sanskrit word katha meaning story, and katthaka in Sanskrit means he who tells a story, or to do with stories.
Kathak Instructor Joanna De Souza
Kathak classes are provided by Joanna de Souza.
Joanna is the only Canadian born artist to achieve a Maters Degree in Kathak dance through the Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad, India.
Over the last 20 years, she has initiated many ground-breaking and award winning collaborations including FIREDANCE (see below), her work with Flamenco artist Esmeralda Enrique, the Toronto Tabla Ensemble, musician Ian de Souza and in 2009 was nominated with Anita Majumdar for a Dora Award – Best Choreography, for Anita’s one woman play, The Misfit.
Class levels vary from beginning, for those with little or no dance experience, to advanced, for students who have been studying Kathak for some years. Classes take place near Bloor and Christie at 777 Bloor St. West.