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About the company:
Now celebrating its 33rd year, Janak Khendry Dance Company is dedicated to creating rare, unique, philosophical and outstanding dance works for diverse communities in Canada and abroad. Company members travel internationally as Indo-Canadian Cultural Ambassadors. Recently, the company was invited to perform by the governments Myanmar, Mexico, South Africa and India, being co-sponsored by the Canadian and Indian Embassies. In the last five years the company has performed in 32 cities in six countries and is the recipient of numerous grants, including Ontario Trillium Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, Department of Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and Laidlaw Foundation.
About the choreographer:
Janak Khendry, an internationally renowned classical dancer and choreographer, has trained extensively in five distinct dance styles of India: bharatanatyam, kathak and manipuri, sattriya and modern dance. Khendry’s distinguished dance career spans over 55 years. He has given more than one thousand productions in different parts of the world. His focus is to create important philosophical works that have a universal message. Khendry is a recipient of several very prestigious grants and awards: The Nizam’s Trust Grant, India; Sangeet Natak Akademi Grant, India; Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Metropolitan Cultural Affairs, Laidlaw Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Citizenship and Recreation, The Canada Council for the Arts and Canada’s Year of Asia Pacific.
January 2628, 2012Dance
Kaal is the Sanskrit word for “time.” Indian science of cosmology tells us that that time began 14.93 billion years ago with The Big Bang. This fascinating production centres around the history of time and how it came into existence. Every life on this planet and in space is connected with time. We breathe with it, live with it, die with it and our time dies with us.
"Soul elevating." − India Express