Sampradaya Dance Creations



Sampradaya Dance Creations brings yet another evening of dance through our Horizon series. Bringing two distinct South Asian art forms, we are glad to present Michelle Saji and Jayeeta Banerjee on the 1st of October, 2023 4.00 p.m. at the Sampradaya Theatre.

This initiative is a performance series dedicated to showcasing emerging artists skilled in various classical and contemporary South Asian art practices.

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Kalangan Series October 14th, 2023 (1)


Presenting the dancing duo Renjith & Vijna on October 14th, 2023 at 6:00 part of our Kalangan Series.

Through this series, we aim to foster a connection between professional artists from around the world and our local audiences, promoting an appreciation for classical Indian dance and music.

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past events

Abhimanyu Lal & Ensemble

On Thursday, July 6th, 2023, Sampradaya Dance Creations presented Abhimanyu Lal & Ensemble at the Sampradaya Theatre as part of the Kalangan Series. The event showcased the extraordinary talents of Abhimanyu Lal, who is the son and disciple of the renowned guru Smt. Geetanjali Lal. As one of the most accomplished kathak dancers, he has garnered widespread recognition for his exceptional skills.

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About Us

Dance Creations

Sampradaya Dance Creations is an award-winning Canadian professional dance company specializing in creating and producing classical and contemporary dance works rooted in the South Asian dance form of Bharatanatyam. Sampradaya's strength lies in its pursuit of excellence by creating a stunning range of solo and ensemble works that are infused with the creativity of Indian dance vocabularies and inspiring audiences with its innovative approaches to traditional movement.

Sampradaya Dance Creations maintains a strong presence in the Canadian dance scene through its national tours and festival participation. Sampradaya Dance Creations has toured across Canada and internationally to India, the United States, Indonesia and Ireland.

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Lata Pada, Founder

Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher & Cultural Consultant, Lata Pada is recognized as one of Canada’s leading artists and arts advocates. An award-winning artist, she holds the distinction of being the first South Asian artist to receive the prestigious national honor of the Order of Canada in 2009. In January 2011, she was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the President of India. In 2012, she was honored with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contribution to the community as a Canadian citizen. More recently, Lata was inducted into the 2013 Inaugural Mississauga Legend’s Row as well as being named one of the Most Influential Individuals of the City of Mississauga.

As the Founder of Sampradaya Dance Creations, Lata’s choreographic vision is compelled by her desire to redefine bharatanatyam in the ‘here and now’ as it navigates new and uncharted territory resulting in a stunning range of solos, ensemble works and multi-disciplinary productions.

Lata has trained under India’s eminent gurus Kalaimamani Kalyanasundaram and Padmabhushan Kalanidhi Narayanan. Originally from Bangalore, India, she has made Canada her home since 1964. She holds an MFA in Dance from York University and is an Adjunct Professor in their Graduate Program.

“Her clear direction in dance makes her one of the few who can successfully translate a thousand-year-old tradition into 21st century realities “
Toronto star