Yogatrayam
Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

Yogatrayam

An evening of Bharatanatyam by visiting artists REvathi Ramachandran and Manasvini Korukkai Ramachandran (India), along with dancers of Hamsa Venkat's Samskriti Dance.
Email info@karmadance.org for tickets.

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Studio J Dance Showcase
May
13
4:00 PM16:00

Studio J Dance Showcase

Students of both Raina Peterson (mohiniyattam, beginners) and Govind Pillai's (bharatanatyam, advanced) classes will present what they have learnt in term 1, with percussion support on mridangam by Sai-Niveithan Ravichandira.
Email info@karmadance.org to request/register attendance.

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'Mapping Melbourne' by Multicultural Arts Victoria
Dec
16
12:00 PM12:00

'Mapping Melbourne' by Multicultural Arts Victoria

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) presents MAPPING MELBOURNE 2015, a series of multi-artform events across the heart of Melbourne CBD, celebrating independent contemporary artists on the theme of Asia. Thirteen venues across the City of Melbourne including Federation Square, State Library of Victoria and the Immigration Museum will host exhibitions, theatre, music, dance, multi-media, workshops and live art interactions for this Festival.

Karma Dance, in collaboration with Studio J and the Bharatalaya Academy of Music join in a beautiful presentation.

Free event.

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The 16th Taste of India Festival
Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

The 16th Taste of India Festival

Karma Dance performs at this year's Taste of India Festivall. Indian and Australian artists come together through a tapestry of harmonised voices, orchestral live music and classical and contemporary dance. A feast for the senses.

The event proudly supports The Startlight Children's foundation.

For tickets visit www.tasteofindiadarebin.com

 

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Sanmaargam
Sep
25
4:00 PM16:00

Sanmaargam

"Sanmaargam" (the good way) - reflects the idea that dance is a journey of personal character development beyond just the movement of hands & legs. It is a journey of the mind, the soul, the heart. As students of the Karma Dance academy perform, each item will showcase a different personal value/principle which the students have learnt about in class and will contemplate as they perform.

FOR TICKETS, PLEASE EMAIL: info@karmadance.org

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Confluence Festival at the Sydney Opera House
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Confluence Festival at the Sydney Opera House

Govind Pillai joins other local dancers on stage in Sydney at Confluence Festival of India in Australia 2016's Gala Event.

The Gala Event commemorates the Festival's inauguration at The Sydney Opera House with an exciting and unique coming together of Australian and Indian performing art forms showcasing their distinct movements, rhythms and inherent similarities. 

Sufi gospel music and aboriginal tunes interlace with Jazz rhythms and classical and folk dances exhilarate as their heady beats and energetic leaps culminate in a stimulating climax. 


It will be a unique opportunity to see a fusion performance weaving together music and dance from India and Australia. The collaboration focuses on highlighting the unique aspects of each distinct genre while using the universality of the medium of dance and music to create a seamless performance.

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Sutra: secrets of classical Indian dance (Byron Bay)
May
28
7:30 PM19:30

Sutra: secrets of classical Indian dance (Byron Bay)

  • Byron Community Arts Centre, Byron Bay (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presented by ARD (Australia) Inc and Karma Dance Inc

Live dance, music and film will combine to present a rare & intimate stage production on Classical Indian Dance - an exquisite art form based on the ancient dance sutras of India. Watch this 3000-year-old dance form come to life on stage through gorgeous costumes, intricate hand gestures, enchanting stories, athletic footwork and captivating poses.

Supporting women's empowerment in India.

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In Plain Sanskrit (Auckland)
Apr
8
to Apr 9

In Plain Sanskrit (Auckland)

  • Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Skin, sweat, hair, voice, chant, holy water, soul - Karma Dance brings you the raw, the traditional, and the modern direct from a sell-out season in Melbourne.

"This dance show was outstanding; it was poetic, sincere and visually extraordinary. The audience sat completely captivated throughout...." (5 stars, Arts Hub, July 2015)

"I left this show equally as challenged as I was excited and inspired, and this is the true genius of In Plain Sanskrit....." (Peril, July 2015)

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In Plain Sanskrit
Jul
17
to Jul 19

In Plain Sanskrit

Taking a contemporary approach to classical Indian dance, Raina Peterson and Govind Pillai poke at the edges of tradition and kick up the ashes of history as they ask 'what really is tradition?'. Trained in the 3000 year old classical Indian dance traditions of Mohiniyattam and Bharatanatyam - Raina and Govind explore a new dance aesthetic that's best described, in plain Sanskrit.

SEASON:
Fri 17 July 7pm (opening night);
Sat 18 July 7pm; and
Sun 19 July 3pm (with Q&A after the show 4-5pm).


WHERE: Performance Space, Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street, Footscray.

Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre in partnership with Karma Dance Inc. This project is supported through the Maribyrnong City Council Community Grant Program.

 

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