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May 28, 2010

Beginner Bharata Natyam (classical indian dance) two-hour workshop for adults in April and/or May with Anusha (www.shaktidancesociety.com) She has set aside Friday April 30, 5pm, and Friday May 28, 5pm.

The first workshop would be offered for free or by donation, the second could be charged at $12-$15 sliding scale with 1 free spot for low income.

Contact Meera Shah at 778 886-1440

July 9 and 10th, 2010

Jayalakshmi Eshwar,(http://www.abhinayaa.com/contact.html), world-reknown master classical indian dance performer, scholar (written three books on dance), lecturer, and teacher is being sponsored by Shakti Dance to perform and teach in Vancouver, We are fortunate to have her also perform and teach in Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast on July 9 & 10. Jayalakshmi is interested in performing and teaching interested students on a returning basis so let’s so our support.

1/ A "Sari-Wrapping" and Indian Dress-up Workshop (by donation/fundraiser for New Moon Festival Society) to get ready for either the dinner or the show (preceding the events). We would anticipate a lot of general interest. Date and time to be announced.

2/ An intimate evening of South Indian Dance & North Indian Cooking at 1168 Grandview Rd in Gibsons (near BonnieBrook), Friday July 9th, 7:30pm. This is an indian vegetarian cooking lesson followed by dinner and meet & greet with the artist, with a taste of her performance, and/or a talk by the artist in an intimate setting. The ticket for the evening is approx. $25 per person, including a full meal. More details to follow.

3/ Worshipping the Goddess - A Classical Recital with Jayalakshmi Eshwar, featuring dances honouring the Divine Feminine (or shakti), ie the Goddess, at a hall, or Gibsons heritage theatre on Saturday July 10 (time TBA but likely during the day perhaps 3pm. Ticket cost approx $10-20.

4/ A Master class with the Artist - depends on interest and availability of dance students coming from Vancouver. This workshop will be by invitation to advanced dancers with some appropriate training, in Victoria & Vancouver who will come for the show and reception. This may be held on Friday, April 9, during the day for 3 hours. Cost will be approximately $50-60 per person, based on up to 10 people.

Contact Meera Shah at 778 886-1440

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