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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

A recent review in NARTHAKI.COM

29 Oct

I am happy to share with you a new review, it’s excerpted from the website 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, Dr Kothari is honored by the President of India with the civil honor of Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Akademi award.