Scheherazaad Cooper

Gait to the Spirit Festival 2012

Image Credit: Courtesy of the Artist

Mixed Bill 
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver 

Fri, 2012-10-26
This past weekend (26-28 October), I had the pleasure of attending the 3rd annual Gait to the Spirit festival of Indian classical dance in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Organized by Jai Govinda, the artistic director of Mandala Arts & Culture society and a renowned bharatanatyam dancer himself, the festival aims to showcase classical dance from around the world while also providing a platform for up-and-coming local artists.

Gait to the Spirit Festival


Scheherazaad Cooper flies to her home city of Vancouver to report on Gait to Spirit Festival, a South Asian dance spectacular in Western Canada.  


As we open the second annual Gait to the Spirit festival, a collection of spectators gather anxiously at the theatre doors of The Dance Centre in downtown Vancouver, Canada.  Mandala Arts & Culture artistic director, Jai Govinda has a reputation for presenting world-class dance, and this weekend is no exception.

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