The Award-winning Sampradaya Dance Creations celebrates 30 years with a new work called Mandala.
It is inspired by the mandala itself, the geometrical design, the layering of patterns, and more, presented with dance, live music, production, and visual design elements.
The company’s new work for six dancers is also inspired by the traditions of the Tibetan Sand Mandala in Buddhism and the Devi Yantra in Hinduism. The Indian classical dance brings together emotion, with music and/or melody, and rhythm.
Mandalas are geometric pieces of art that symbolize the cosmogram of the universe in Hinduism and Buddhism.
The professional Canadian dance company has become known for creating work that transcends the borders of culture, religion, and ethnicity. It specializes in the creation and production of classical and contemporary dance works rooted in the Indian Classical dance form of Bharatanatyam.
Dancer, choreographer, teacher and cultural consultant, Lata Pada founded the company in 1990.
She holds the distinction of being the first South Asian artist to receive the prestigious national honour of the Order of Canada in 2009.
Sampradaya Dance Creations presents Mandala Nov. 7 at the Flato Markham Theatre at 8 p.m.
Visit flatomarkhamtheatre.ca for more details.