17 9 / 2013

30 6 / 2013

torontotablaensemble:

Tabla and Kathak showing up everywhere!
Some flyers for Toronto Tabla Ensebmble/ M-DO Kathak Toronto spotted in Chinatown :) #tabla #chinatown #toronto #kathak

torontotablaensemble:

Tabla and Kathak showing up everywhere!

Some flyers for Toronto Tabla Ensebmble/ M-DO Kathak Toronto spotted in Chinatown :)
#tabla #chinatown #toronto #kathak

21 6 / 2013

Now *this* is Kathak!!

Choreographed and Composed by: Pandit Chitresh Das
Performed by: Rachna Nivas, Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, Antara Bhardwaj, Cimi Ahluwalia

Malkauns is the raga (musical scale) and tarana is the melody, which, instead of having words, uses syllables derived from the language of the drum to convey the rhythm. This piece highlights intensity and vigor of the tayari (technique) and layakari (playing with rhythms) of Kathak dance, along with the khoobsurti (beauty) and nazakat (delicacy) - the four elements essential to any Kathak dancer.

11 6 / 2013

Kathak Classes throughout the Toronto GTA Central Downtown Toronto Mississauga Scarborough (by Toronto Tablaensemble)

10 6 / 2013

torontotablaensemble:

We’ve created a new landing page, where you can access all information about us: our classes, events, performances, educational outreach and more!http://www.tablakathak.com/

torontotablaensemble:

We’ve created a new landing page, where you can access all information about us: 
our classes, events, performances, educational outreach and more!
http://www.tablakathak.com/

10 6 / 2013

torontotablaensemble:

We’ve created a new landing page, where you can access all information about us: our classes, events, performances, educational outreach and more!http://www.tablakathak.com/

torontotablaensemble:

We’ve created a new landing page, where you can access all information about us: 
our classes, events, performances, educational outreach and more!
http://www.tablakathak.com/

10 6 / 2013

torontotablaensemble:

Kathak accompaniment class 

This is why classes with Ritesh Das and Joanna de Souza are so unique in Canada, both tabla and kathak dance classes are taught under the same roof.

The drummers learn the skilsl of being able to play with dance and the dancer enjoy live music and together they create an AMAZING energy!

10 6 / 2013

torontotablaensemble:

Toronto Tabla Ensemble and Kathak Toronto will be starting Tabla and Kathak dance classes in Mississauga and Scarborough starting September 2013.

torontotablaensemble:

Toronto Tabla Ensemble and Kathak Toronto will be starting Tabla and Kathak dance classes in Mississauga and Scarborough starting September 2013.

06 6 / 2013

torontotablaensemble:

This is what makes Toronto Tabla Ensemble and M-DO/KathakToronto so unique! Both tabla (Indian drumming) and kathak (Indian dance) are taught under the same roof. The dancers enjoy the energetic live music and drummers receive additional training on how to accompany dance. Truly amazing!

torontotablaensemble:

This is what makes Toronto Tabla Ensemble and M-DO/KathakToronto so unique! Both tabla (Indian drumming) and kathak (Indian dance) are taught under the same roof. The dancers enjoy the energetic live music and drummers receive additional training on how to accompany dance. Truly amazing!

27 5 / 2013

torontotablaensemble:

This is your chance! A 5-week introductory tabla session starts May 27th.Last NEW beginning Tabla session before the summer break!  Downtown Toronto with Ritesh Das

torontotablaensemble:

This is your chance! A 5-week introductory tabla session starts May 27th.Last NEW beginning Tabla session before the summer break!  Downtown Toronto with Ritesh Das

26 11 / 2012

torontotablaensemble:

On Sunday December 16, from 2pm-5pm, we are having a holiday Tabla and Kathak student salon featuring works by our students. The location is Izakaya Sushi House 294 College St. near. Spadina. We’ll be in the back room. More details to follow but, wanted you to know before your calendar fills up!

torontotablaensemble:

On Sunday December 16, from 2pm-5pm, we are having a holiday Tabla and Kathak student salon featuring works by our students. The location is Izakaya Sushi House 294 College St. near. Spadina. We’ll be in the back room. More details to follow but, wanted you to know before your calendar fills up!

26 11 / 2012

torontotablaensemble:

Happy Holidays

torontotablaensemble:

Happy Holidays

26 11 / 2012

torontotablaensemble:

Tabla and Kathak Dance Classes in Brampton
Celebrated Tabla master Ritesh Das and renowned Kathak artist Joanna de Souza bring the finest in Tabla and Kathak training to the Brampton community.  With depth of knowledge, artistic virtuosity and commitment to traditional learning, Brampton can now have access to studying Indian classical percussion and dance at the highest artistic level with performance opportunities. 

torontotablaensemble:

Tabla and Kathak Dance Classes in Brampton

Celebrated Tabla master Ritesh Das and renowned Kathak artist Joanna de Souza bring the finest in Tabla and Kathak training to the Brampton community.  With depth of knowledge, artistic virtuosity and commitment to traditional learning, Brampton can now have access to studying Indian classical percussion and dance at the highest artistic level with performance opportunities. 

20 11 / 2012

rainandwoods:

So, we were waiting for our teacher to come to the class, and this butterfly came and stuck to my friend’s leg. My friend walked and turned and jumped, and jerked her leg, but it just wouldn’t budge. Then, after five minutes of no movement, it flew off. It made for a pretty picture, though. Ghungaroo and butterflies are an unexpected combination. 

rainandwoods:

So, we were waiting for our teacher to come to the class, and this butterfly came and stuck to my friend’s leg. My friend walked and turned and jumped, and jerked her leg, but it just wouldn’t budge. Then, after five minutes of no movement, it flew off. It made for a pretty picture, though. Ghungaroo and butterflies are an unexpected combination. 

(Source: mochacreamylatte)

19 11 / 2012

kathakproblems:

when your pet is scared of your bells