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16th Annual Kalanidhi International Festival of Indian Dance: Whirling Streams Tuesday March 28-Sunday April 2, 2017

Displaying Navarasa Dance Theater perform aerial dance A Story and A Song by Aparna Sindhoor & Anil Natyaveda March 31 at Kalanidhi Intern
Kalanidhi International Festival of Indian Dance: Whirling Streams

16th Annual Kalanidhi International Festival of Indian Dance: Whirling Streams
Tuesday March 28-Sunday April 2, 2017

Performances: Tuesday to Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 10:30am, 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, April 2 Demonstration/Symposiums: Teaching Dance Online 10:30am-12:30pm; Film Retrospective 1:30pm-2:30pm; Symposium on Contemporary Dance 3pm-5pm.

The 16th Kalanidhi International Festival of Indian Dance runs Tuesday March 28 - Sunday April 2 at Harbourfront Centre's Fleck Dance Theatre with than 40 acclaimed and emerging dance artists from Canada, the U.S. and India plus talks and a film retrospective.
This important live and live-streamed festival features a range of dance styles from classical to cutting-edge in Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Kathak to Chhau, Kathakali, Contemporary and more.

The Festival features such acclaimed artists as Sujata Mohapatra (Odissi star from India), Menaka Thakkar (Toronto, Festival Artistic Director) and Navarasa Dance Theatre (aerial dance troupe from Boston/Los Angeles) as well as Sinha Danse (Montreal), Deepti Gupta (Ottawa) and more.

The festival is dedicated to the late Sudha Khandwani, sister of Menaka Thakkar who now takes over the festival as Artistic Director. Menaka has been a  trailblazer for South Asian classical dance in Canada. She is the first Indian dancer to receive the Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in Performing Arts and the Governor General's Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance.  She gives a rare performance on Opening Night.
Shows are at Harbourfront Centre's Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queen Quay W., 3rd Floor.Tickets are $18-$27. For tickets: Call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000 or visit http://kalanidhifinearts.org
Live-streamed viewings are available over the internet and at Woodside Square Cinemas, 1571 Sandhurst Cir., Scarborough; and Menaka Thakkar Studio Theatre, 11 Glen Cameron Road, Thornhill. Tickets are $15; On internet devices $10. For tickets: visit http://kalanidhifinearts.org

For LIVE SHOWS, TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY (SUNDAY IS FREE):
ALL shows are at Harbourfront Centre's Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queen Quay W., 3rd Floor.
Tickets are $18-$27.
For tickets and multi-show passes: Call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000 or visit
http://kalanidhifinearts.org

For LIVE STREAMED SHOWS:
All events at Harbourfront Centre will be LIVE STREAMED and available on-line over the internet and at:
Woodside Square Cinemas, 1571 Sandhurst Cir., Scarborough, ON and
Menaka Thakkar Studio Theatre, 11 Glen Cameron Road, Thornhill, ON.
For tickets to LIVE STREAMED shows:
In public locations
: $15; On internet devices: $10;
Purchase tickets for these locations and online at www.kalanidhifinearts.org
For more information, connect with Kalanidhi:
Website: www.kalanidhifinearts.org ; Facebook: Kalanidhi Fine Arts of Canada ;
YouTube:  Kalanidhi Fine Arts of Canada .



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