Annual General Meeting-25-Feb-2017

Posted February 6, 2017 by mandalarts
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Dear Members, dancers and students.
MANDALA ARTS and CULTURE. will be having its “Annual General Meeting” on Saturday February 25-2017 at NOON in the studios of the Scotiabank Dance Centre; 677 Davie street, Vancouver.
The AGM will be followed by a dance presentation by some of the Academy students, including a performance by Academy graduate Malavika Santhosh in celebration of MahaShivaratri.
 We will also present our plans for the ACADEMY PERFORMANCE scheduled for Sunday June 25 at the Surrey Arts Centre. All are welcomed. Only members can vote. Refreshment will be served.
Looking forward to see you there.
Warm regards.
Jai Govinda
artistic managing director
Mandala Arts and Culture.

Lecture Demo – Jai Govinda and Students

Posted February 4, 2017 by mandalarts
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VANCOUVER, Canada/ March 16 – 2017
A bharata natyam lecture demo with Jai Govinda and dancers Aishwarya Roshan and Grihalakshmi Soundarapandian, presented by Dr. Thomas Hunter for the Asian Studies dept. of UBC.
Asian Centre Auditorium. 3.30 p.m.


HH11 Dance Festival

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Posted October 28, 2016 by mandalarts
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               World Premiere & Canadian Tour 2016
Don’t Miss The World Premiere of PRALAYA in Toronto – November 11 -12  2016! 
Featuring 8 stunning dancers from Canada, India and Indonesia with Lata Pada and Wayan Dibia as narrators.
Photo Credit: Praveen D. Rao
Following the premiere in Toronto, Pralaya will be heading out on a Canadian tour across nine cities in Ontario and Western Canada.
November 13 –  Hamilton, ON 
McIntyre Performing Arts Centre,  Mohawk College
For tickets contact: Bharati Adhya: (905) 388-0079 or Anupam Bagchi: (905) 627-7496
This performance is presented by the India Canada Society of Hamilton and Mahila Shanti Sena (International). It is co-sponsored by the Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University.
November 16 –  Sudbury, ON 
Sudbury Theatre Centre
For tickets, contact the Box Office : 705 674 8381  or visit the Sudbury Theatre Centre online
This presentation is part of the Sudbury Theatre Centre 16|17 season.
November 18 – Gatineau, Quebec 
The Canadian Museum of History
For tickets call the Canadian Museum of History  Local :819-776-7000 or Toll Free:1-800-555-5621  or visit the Museum of History online.
November 20 –  Montreal, Quebec
The Gesu Theatre
For tickets contact the Gesu Box Office : 514-861-4036 or visit
This performance is presented by the Kabir Centre For Arts in Culture.
November 22 – Orillia , ON  
Orillia Opera House
For tickets contact the Orillia Opera House Box Office: 705-326-8011 or visit them online
 This performance is presented by the Orillia Opera House.
November 25 –  Calgary, Alberta
Wright Theatre, Mount Royal University
For tickets, contact the Wright Theatre.
This performance is presented by the Ragamala Music Society of Calgary.
November 26 –  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Broadway Theatre
For tickets, contact the Broadway Theatre box office.
This performance is presented by the India-Canada Cultural Association Saskatoon and the Broadway Theatre.
November 27 –  Vancouver, British Columbia
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
For Tickets contact Tickets Tonight online or call:604-684-ARTS (2787)  or visit their booth in-person at Vancouver Tourism  Visitor Centre
This performance is presented by the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreations Centre in partnership with  Mandala Arts & Culture Society and The Dance Centre.
November 29 –   Markham, ON  
Flato Markham Theatre
For Tickets contact the Box Office: 905-305-7469 (SHOW) or visit them online
This performance is part of the Flato Markham Theatre’s Diamond Season Performances.
*This tour has been made possible in part by a grant from the Ontario Art Council Touring Program.
Photo Credit: Praveen D. Rao

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Posted October 5, 2016 by mandalarts
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Event: Pralaya
When: 27-Nov-2016, Sunday
Time: 8:00PM
Where: Round House Community Centre
Tickets: $30 Adults , $25 Students and Seniors
Available at Ticket Tonight or
SAMPRADAYA DANCE CREATION will be presenting “PRALAYA” in Vancouver on SUNDAY November 27- 2016 at the ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE at 8 p.m. Do not miss this unique production combining bharata natyam, Balinese dance, shadow puppets etc., with dancers from India, Bali, and Canada including Parshwanath Upadhye, Adhithya Veedu, Arti Nundy and Nitya Garg.
 Tickets can be purchased at TICKET TONIGHT, or directly from Mandala’s artistic director Jai Govinda.
This show will be held for one night only. Get your tickets ASAP.

Fall – Winter Classes 2016-2017

Posted August 28, 2016 by mandalarts
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Ines - Mandala
Dear students and dancers.
The Jai Govinda Dance Academy will resume it’s group classes at the SCOTIABANK DANCE CENTRE on SATURDAY Sept. 17 – 2016.
Kindly note a few CHANGES to this year’s schedule:
Beginner 1 – 10 a.m. / Marcuse studio
Beginner 2 – 10 a.m. / Jandali studio
Intermediate – 11 a.m. / Jandali studio
Advance – NOON / Jandali studio.
Registration is done at the reception desk of the DANCE CENTRE. The year is divided in 2 sessions of 18 classes at $252 (GST included) a session. A yearly membership of $20. is also payable upon registration.
677, Davie street (corner Granville), Vancouver.
PS: There will be no yoga classes this year.
We want to once again thank our yoga teacher Jacci Collins for her many years with our training program. We would also like to congratulate Academy teacher Rena Boggaram for giving birth to a baby boy!