Veena Vinod and Krishna Vinod – Bharatanatyam Arangetram

Posted July 16, 2019 by mandalarts
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Please see the invitation for Veena Vinod and Krishna Vinod.
Date: 7-Sep-2019
Time: 7.00PM
Location: Surrey Arts

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Mandala Annual General Meeting – 23-Feb-2019, Saturday

Posted February 10, 2019 by mandalarts
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Mandala Arts and Culture will host its Annual General meeting
Date: 23-Feb-2019, Saturday
Time: 12.30PM to 1.30PM
Where: The Scotia Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided after the meeting. Please RSVP to

There will be a small demonstration of a portion of one of the items to be presented in this year’s school show in June before the meeting starts.

Agenda for the meeting:

  1. Call to order – Welcome
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of minutes of AGM held on February 17, 2018
  4. Artistic Managing Director’s report for the year 2018
  5. Presentation of financial statements for the year 2017-18 and approval
  6. Nominations slated for board of directors
  7. Election of board of directors
  8. Q & A
  9. Adjourning

Who can vote?: 

All those who are 18 years of old, paid the yearly membership fee of $20 and approved by the board would be members of the Society and eligible to vote at AGM. For those students who are not 18, they still pay the yearly membership fee but they can nominate one of their parents as voting member.


The membership is valid for a year and effective from September 1 – August 31. All the students of the academy should pay the yearly membership fee when they register for their September session. Those who join new at the spring session also should pay a full membership fee of $20 which will be valid until Aug 31 of that year.

Bharata natyam by Kiruthika Rathanaswami

Posted February 8, 2019 by mandalarts
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Date: 7th March, 2019 (Thursday) and 8th March, 2019 (Friday)
Time: 7.30PM
Venue: Roundhouse community Arts & Recreation Centre
              181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
Adults: $18
Seniors / Students: $15
Tickets available at
Kiruthika Rathanaswami premieres five new solo bharata natyam (Indian Classical Dance) works choreographed by Jai Govinda and Bragha Bessell and visual design by Sridar Elumalai on Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8, 2019.
Venue: Roundhouse community Arts & Recreation Centre 
Tickets are now available at the link below:

Adults $18
Seniors/Students $15

This event is in partnership with Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre and Mandala Arts & Culture Society and support by the Edmonton Arts Council.


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Lavanya Ananth – An Encounter with the Artist

Posted November 14, 2018 by mandalarts
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Dear friends.

In conjunction with Mandala’s presentation of the bharata natyam performance by Lavanya Ananth on November 24, there will be a special encounter with the artist on Sunday November 25 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie street, from 1 to 3 p.m. monitored by Jai Govinda and Anusha Fernando.

Lavanya will answer your questions on this open discussion on bharata natyam, its practice and relevance in India and abroad. All are welcomed. It is a free event.

Lavanya Ananth – Bharata Natyam

Posted October 31, 2018 by mandalarts
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Mandala Arts and Culture Presents:

Bharata Natyam Performance by Lavanya Ananth

Date: 24-Nov-2018, Saturday

Time: 8.00PM

Venue: Round House Community Center

181 Round House Mews, Vancouver, BC

Tickets: $25, $22 (Students and Seniors)

Available at Banyen Books and Sound (Tel: 604-737-8858)

Tickets are on sale from 29-Oct at Banyen Books and Sound (4th avenue). They will take “Will call” with credit card payment. Tickets are also available from the Academy (cash or check). Please note that the Roundhouse has an underground parking and is located just beside the Yaletown sky train station.

Lavanya Ananth



Parvathi Menon – Arangetram

Posted August 17, 2018 by mandalarts
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Date: 8-Sep-2018

Time: 7.00PM

Venue: Surrey Arts Center

Fall Classes Start 22nd Sep-2018

Posted August 5, 2018 by mandalarts
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Dear students, family and friends.

The Jai Govinda Dance Academy bharata natyam group classes will resume again on Saturday September 22-2018

at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie street

Schedule : Same as last year:

Beg 1 and 2: 10 a.m.,

Intermediate: 11 a.m.

and Advance: noon.

Registration at the reception desk of the Dance Centre.


dancer: Aishwarya Roshan
photo: Ron Sangha