Halifax here I come! Then, A Garden Performance in Montreal

1 Jul

Tomorrow, I will perform at the RBC Multi- Cultural Festival in Halifax for a 3 days stint, then a performance  at the Chinese Garden which is in  the Botanical Gardens of Montreal . It’s part of  the« Festival musiques et danses d’Asie » My appearance is on July 7 with the Montreal Kathak Collective.

Artists from Iran, India and Japan will also be present to showcase the artistic diversity of Asia. This is the 13th edition of the Festival musiques et danses d’Asie in collaboration with the Chinese Garden of the Botanical Garden of Montreal, and the Chinese Garden Society of Montreal, Dates are: Thursday, July 7 until Sunday, July 10, 2011.

More Info:

Au Jardin de Chine du Jardin botanique de Montréal
4101, rue Sherbrooke Est Station de métro Pie IX
Du jeudi au dimanche, 7 au 10 juillet 2011
Représentations tous les jours à 13h30, 14h30 et 15h30our 


Summer Kathak Workshops: June 25 -July 25

12 Jun

SUMMER KATHAK WORKSHOPS at Hindu Devotional Society Mandir, Saturday, June 25, 2011 to Monday July 25, 2011

Note: Regular Dance classes start Aug 2011 at the Hindu Devotional Society of Montreal Mandir.

Registration and level Placement: June 17 to June 19,2011

Levels Offered: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced For ages 6 and up.

For details contact: Mr. Shivanand: Ph. 514 365 8409

or Ms. Sudeshna Maulik:  Ph. 514 467 3461 Email- sud_art @ yahoo.com ) or

Mr. Anand:  Ph. 514 9449866

Address: 332 LaFleur Ville La Salle, QC Bus # 113 from Angrigon metro

By Car : Hwy 20, exit LaSalle, Left on Crement,Right on LaFleur

Visit online – http:// www.freewebs.com/hdsm-mandir

Festival Accès Asie celebrates 16th year-May 6 -May 29,

14 Apr

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The Year of India in Canada 2011

3 Apr

I am very happy to say that I will perform in Montreal, and London, Ontario  for The Year of India in Canada 2011 You can download the Event Schedule here

Upcoming Events and new web site launch soon

28 Mar

2011-Spring Rochester PDF Poster

May 7

Making Indian Chai & Nann bread Featuring Sudesna Maulik & Shawn Mativetsky

Restaurant Buffet Maharaja $15.00

Saturday, May 7 · 3:00pm – 5:00pm

1481, Blvd. René-Lévesque (métro Guy) 514.523.104

May 15, Florida show pdf

July 7th

National Asian Heritage Month Organizations Kathak & tabla duo with Sudeshna & Shawn
Asian Dance & Music Festival 2011
July 7th 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. at Chinese Garden of the Montreal Botanical Garden
Thurs. to Sun.  Montreal kathak ensemble -Sudeshna and troupe

MEHFIL – La couleur de la vie / The Colour of Life

21 Sep

Directement de l’Inde et pour un soir seulement!

Anjana Nath, voix vocals  Pankaj Mishra sarangi

Sudeshna Maulik, danse kathak

Shawn Mativetsky tabla

Saturday, October 9 · 7:30pm – 10:00pm

VIP (premières rangées / front rows) 35$
Admission générale / general admission 18$
Aînés et étudiants / seniors and students 13$
Informations: 514-872-8749
Billets / Tickets via Ticketpro: 514-790-1111 ou 1-866-908-9090
Maison de la culture Ahuntsic-Cartierville
10300, rue Lajeunesse
Montreal, QC

En provenance de l’Inde du Nord, la chanteuse Anjana Nath interprète des chants classiques de la tradition hindoustani accompagnée de Pankaj Mishra au sarangi (vièle à archet) et du joueur de tabla montréalais, Shawn Mativetsky. Un solo de danse kathak (qui signifie histoire, ou conte en sanscrit), sera exécuté par Sudeshna Maulik dont la collaboration dynamique avec Anjana Nath e…st à l’origine de MEHFIL. Réelle célébration de la beauté et la spiritualité de la musique et de la danse hindoustani, l’interaction intime entre les interprètes se déroule dans l’esprit de l’art indien séculaire où la danse (nritya), la percussion (vadya) et la musique vocale (geet), se réunissent dans une seule entité appelée Sangeet.

Anjana Nath va interpréter des chants du répertoire classique hindoustani dont font partie le Khayal, le Thumri, et le Raag-Pradhan bengali (ensemble de chansons populaires bengalies semi-classiques popularisées par Pt. Ajay Chakraborty), accompagnée par le joueur de sarangi Pankaj Mishra. La danse de Sudeshna Maulik, de style Kathak, s’articulera autour de Thumri, de Dadra et de Kajri Chaturanga du répertoire semi-classique, chantés par Mme Nath. Cette danse se basera sur des interprétations de la teneur poétique des compositions, ceci en explorant les éléments expressifs du Kathak reflétant le caractère unique de l’école de Lucknow (Lucknow gharana) et son concept du bhâv-Batana.

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It is with great pleasure that we present Mehfil, a two-hour long Hindustani classical vocal and Kathak dance recital that features Indian classical vocal rendition by Anjana Nath of Kolkata, accompanied by Pankaj Mishra on sarangi, and a solo Kathak recital by Sudeshna Maulik with live accompaniment by the aforementioned guest artists and Montreal’s very own Shawn Mativetsky on tabla. Hailing from India, both Anjana Nath and Pankaj Mishra are extremely talented and highly acclaimed musicians. Mehfil is the outcome of a dynamic collaboration between Maulik and Nath, complemented beautifully by the musical expression of the sarangi and tabla. Mehfil will enchant the heart, by celebrating the beauty and the spirituality of Hindustani music and dance. The intimate interaction between the performers will uphold the traditional essence of the Indian art which considers dance (nritya), percussion (vadya), and vocal music (geet) as a unified identity – Sangeet.

Anjana Nath will sing Hindustani classical vocal comprised of Khayal, Thumri, and Bengali Raag-Pradhan (popular Bengali semi-classical songs popularized by Pt. Ajay Chakraborty), accompanied by sarangi player Pankaj Mishra. Sudeshna Maulik’s Kathak recital will revolve around Thumri, Dadra, and Kajri Chaturanga, from the semi-classical repertoire), sung by Ms. Nath. The Kathak performance will elaborate upon interpretations of the poetic content of the compositions, exploring the expressive elements in Kathak, and reflecting the unique character of Lucknow gharana Kathak and its concept of Bhav-Batana.

Kathak in the 21st Century: A gathering of Toronto’s Kathak Dance Artists in celebration of the art & beauty of Kathak

5 Jul

A gathering of Toronto’s Kathak Dance Artists in celebration of the art & beauty of Kathak: Kathak in the 21st Century

Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization

presents

AUGUST 9-13, 2010 at 7:30pm

An evening program of lectures and performances featuring honoured guest

Dr. Maya Rao, India’s eminent scholar and choreographer.

Monday, August 9 – Lecture Demonstration. Impact of Innovative Music on Traditional Kathak Dance – Roots and Wings by Shri Atul Desai and Smt. Sandhya Desai and dancers

Tuesday, August 10 – Illustrated Lecture Part I: Components of Creation in Kathak Choreography by Dr. Maya Rao

Wednesday, August 11 – Illustrated Lecture Part II: Components of Creation in Kathak Choreography by Dr. Maya Rao

Thursday, August 12 – Tribute in Dance to Dr. Maya Rao plus Performance by Menaka Thakkar, Janak Khendry, and Lata Pada Solo Kathak dance by Sudeshna Maulik

Friday, August 13 – Kathak Concert – Joanna de Souza and the Chhandam Dance Company with the Toronto Tabla Ensemble, and Rina Singha

Saturday, August 14

4:00pm –  Kathak Gala  Fairview Library Theatre 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto Ontario. Kathak Ensembles Tarana Dance Company, Nupoor Dance Creations, Nrityamela Children’s Dance Theatre, and other to be announced.

5:00 – 6:00pm – Refreshments Break

6:00pm – Kathak Concert with Hemant and Vaishali Panwar, Reshmi Chetram, Shanta Chikarmane, and Laura Otis. Rhythmic Finale featuring live music and dancers representing all participating groups, choreography by Dr. Maya Rao.

Full Series (Monday – Friday) $100Individual day $25

Kathak Gala (Saturday) $35 (Includes Refreshments)

After July 30: Full series $150 Individual day $30 Kathak Gala $40

Daily Kathak Workshops with Dr. Maya Rao (1:00 – 4:00pm)

Preregistration required  For tickets & further information:

Concept & Artistic Direction: Rina Singha: 416-463-1710

Project Coordinator: Shanta Chikarmane: 416-510-8112

shanta.chikarmane@gmail.com

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

Sangeet Kala Kendra presents:

Mehfil -”THE COLOUR OF LIFE”

October 9,2010

co-produced by Maison de la culture Ahuntsic-Cartierville

It is with great pleasure that we present Mehfil, a two-hour long Hindustani classical vocal and Kathak dance recital that features Indian classical vocal rendition by Anjana Nath of Kolkatta, accompanied by Pankaj Mishra on sarangi, and a solo Kathak recital by Sudeshna Maulik with live accompaniment by the aforementioned guest artists and Montreal’s very own Shawn Mativetsky on tabla. Hailing from India, both Anjana Nath and Pankaj Mishra are extremely talented and highly acclaimed musicians.

Mehfil is the outcome of a dynamic collaboration between Maulik and Nath, complemented beautifully by the musical expression of the sarangi and tabla. Mehfil will enchant the heart, by celebrating the beauty and the spirituality of Hindustani music and dance. The intimate interaction between the performers will uphold the traditional essence of the Indian art which considers dance (nritya), percussion (vadya), and vocal music (geet) as a unified identity – Sangeet.

Soul of Ganges – May 15

29 Mar

Dear Lovers & students of Kathak -  To make this event successful pls attend the performance.  Feel free to call me & e mail me for more details. Sangeet Kala Kendra is the initiative of kathak dancer Sudeshna Maulik and tabla player Shawn Mativetsky. Our goal is to spread awareness, knowledge and appreciation of Indian classical music and dance through teaching, workshops, and performances.

Sangeet Kala Kendra in collaboration with the Kabir Cultural Centre proudly presents
A magical evening, evoking the mystical beauty of the river Ganges , with
sitarist Ustad Shahid Parvez, one of the top sitar artists in India today. He will be accompanied by tabla player Sri Subhajyoti Guha, one of the great percussion maestros of India.


“Soul of Ganges”


Saturday May 15 7:30 pm

with

Ustad Shahid Parvej (sitar)

Subhojyoti Guha (Tabla)



Maison de la culture Frontenac 2550, rue Ontario Est, Montréal

VIP (front rows) 35$ General admission 20$ Seniors and students 15$ Info / reservations: 514-467-3461, 514-931-0942

 

 

 

Register for Sangeet Kala Kendra in collaboration with the Kabir Cultural Centre proudly presents a Montreal first:  Soul of Ganges  in Montreal, Quebec  on Eventbrite

 

From the dawn of Indian civiliz ation, the mighty course of the River Ganges (Ganga in Hindi) shaped and nourished the cultural, artistic, and spiritual identity of the people who lived along its bank. Soul of Ganges celebrates that essence through North Indian classical music and dance, invoking the mystical journey of the Ganges – beginning in the lofty heights of the Himalayas, abode of Lord Shiva, continuing its path through the sacred city of Varanasi , and culminating in the ocean.

 

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan is privileged with both belonging to an illustrious musical family, and for achieving success in not only preserving the tradition but in pushing its boundaries to even greater heights of aesthetic beauty. He is one of the most brilliant musical gems of the famous Etawah Gharana and belongs to the seventh generation of this musical lineage. His family has produced the most revered and influential figures in Hindusthani Classical Music including the likes of Sahabdad Khansahab, Imdad Khansahab, Enayet Khansahab, Waheed Khansahab and Vilayat Khansahab.

For Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, the sitar and self are identical entities, and music is not just a discipline but life itself – vibrating and pulsating and full of colour. The power of his music is most immediately encountered in the highly charged sound quality he conjures from his sitar and the sparkling intelligence that is the hallmark of his improvisatory music. By sheer precision and an astute artistic sense he has made for himself a place in the limitless, infinite universe of Indian Classical Music. As the Rajasthan Patrika once said –”After listening to Ustad Shahid Parvez, the future of Sitar is still bright after Pandit Ravi Shankarji.”

The evening will begin with a kathak dance recital by talented and dynamic dancer, Sudeshna Maulik, She is accompanied by Montreal-based tabla player (disciple of Pandit Sharda Sahai of the Varanasi tabla gharana).Shawn Mativetsky Sarod player, Raja Bhattacharya (disciple of Ustad Bidyut Khan) joins  the ensemble.


We regret to announce that due to unavoidable circumstances, Pandit Kumar Bose (tabla) and Pandit Kushal Das (sitar), were unable to get their Canadian visa. Therefore, we had to make some changes to the final programme for our show on May 15. Fortunately, and to the delight of everyone, we now have the privilege of presenting the great sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez, accompanied by the amazingly talented Sri Subhajyoti Guha on tabla.

We apologize for making these last-minute changes, but please be assured that you will have a great time and enjoy this very special evening.

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Sudeshna Maulik is fortunate to be the disciple of top dancers Pandit Birju Maharaj and Padmabhushan Kumudini Lakhia, and she has been accompanied by great maestros such as Pandit Anindo Chatterejee and Ustad Sabir Khan during her childhood Kolkata days.

Danse classique indienne et spiritualité ~Aamba Yoga March 27, 2010

8 Jan

Danse classique indienne et spiritualité avec Sudeshna Maulik

Inscription avant le 24 mars Indian Classical Dance & Sprituality By  Sudeshna Maulik March 27th 2010

doccument here: Microsoft Word poster

Cost: $50 for two hours

March 27th 2010

Registration deadline: March 24

Where: Aamba Yoga – 4660 Notre Dame ouest (corner of De Courcelle. near Metro Place st. Henri) Montreal, Quebec       H4C 1S7

A recent review in NARTHAKI.COM

29 Oct

I am happy to share with you a new review, it’s excerpted from the website narthaki.com I also want to thank Dr. Sunil Kothari for his generous  review in this most prestigious publication.

Montreal-based Sudeshna Maulik had her initial training from her childhood in Kathak under Chitresh Das. Later on, she studied at Bharatiya Kala Kendra and then under Birju Maharaj at Kathak Kendra in Delhi and participated in several conferences gaining wide experience. She studied under Kumudini Lakhia to gain further understanding of Kathak, to imbibe the nuances, and imbue it with contemporary sensibilities. To the music composed by Atul Desai, she presented ‘Samanvay,’ literally meaning a coming together of the lyrical and the emphatic movement of Kathak in a seamless manner.

Her chakkars and footwork had authority. The stance had Kumudini Lakhia’s school, the constume complimented the movements, the padhant, the recitation of mnemonic syllables of Kathak was clear and full of texture. She created a favourable impression winning rounds of applause for the flawless chakkars and clean execution of nritta movements. Canada has now a dancer of merit in Kathak and from whatever one saw on that evening, doubtless Sudeshana is bound to make a name for herself.

Dr. Sunil Kothari

Dr. Sunil KothariDr. Sunil Kothari, dance historian, scholar, author, is a renowned dance critic, having written for The Times of India group of publications for more than 40 years. He is a regular contributor to Dance Magazine, New York. Dr. Kothari is a globetrotter, attending several national, international dance conferences and dance festivals. He has to his credit more than 14 definitive works on Indian classical dance forms. Kothari was a Fulbright Professor and has taught at the Dance Department, New York University; has lectured at several Universities in USA, UK, France, Australia, Indonesia and Japan. He has been Vice President of World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific (2000-2008) and is Vice President of World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific India chapter, based in New Delhi. A regular contributor to http://www.narthaki.com, Dr Kothari is honored by the President of India with the civil honor of Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Akademi award.

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