Programming

PRESENTING SERIES

Horizon Series-Emerging Artists Performance Series

Launched in the fall of 2012, the Horizon Series is a double-bill performance series dedicated to showcasing talented emerging artists trained in various classical and contemporary South Asian art practices . Each performance takes place at Sampradaya Theatre, giving these emerging artists the chance to perform in a professional venue with an audience of up to 100 people.

This performance series features new artists for each scheduled event. To date, there have been over 10 performances in the series showcasing twice as many emerging artists.

If you are an emerging artist and would like to be considered as a featured performer, please reach out to us at info@sampradaya.ca with a statement of interest and bio.

Kalangan Series

World of South Asian Art

A regular series of interactive and informative presentations by leading South Asian dance and music artists, the Kalangan series features artists invited to perform at Sampradaya Theatre in an effort to connect professional artists from around the world to local audiences. The series is our platform to engage the larger community with the arts and develop an appreciation for classical Indian dance and music.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Dispelling Darkness

A multi-disciplinary two-year project that involves artists and survivors of sexual violence to engage with South Asian communities to prevent sexual harassment, Dispelling Darkness is supported through the Creative Engagement Fund by the Ministry of the Status of Women and administered by the Ontario Arts Council. The fund supports partnerships between arts organizations, artists and sexual violence prevention advocates as they create projects that inspire dialogue on consent, rape culture and gender equality to help raise awareness, prevent sexual violence and harassment and promote healing.

The concept behind Dispelling Darkness is to pair artists and survivors in South Asian communities. Participants will engage in meaningful movement and dialogue about eliminating sexual violence and harassment in homes, workplaces and their community through story-telling, puppetry and dance/movement. Our project takes place in Brampton, Mississauga, Etobicoke and Malton.
Sampradaya has partnered and continues to work with a team of community collaborators including Sawitri Theatre, Sharada Eswar and the Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS).
For more details, please go to our gofundme page – insert link here.

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

DanceIntense 2009 – 2011

National Dance Symposium 2015

ChoreoIntense 2012

Leaders of Tomorrow 2010