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Toronto: International Conference for Contemporary Indian Dance (23rd-31st Jan 2009)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 17, 2009


Conference Sessions

Speakers and panelists from India, Canada, USA, and Germany

Saturday January 23

9:00 – Registration and Coffee
9:30 to 5:30: Welcome and Opening Remarks
– Mapping the Domain: Vision and objective of the Conference
– Chandralekha: A Tribute
A tribute to modern Indian dance pioneer Chandralekha featuring talks
and discussion on her life and art, her approach to choreography,
experiences of working with her and acquiring her choreography.
– Four Contemporary Choreographers of India

Sunday January 24

9:00 – Registration and Coffee
9:30 to 5:30:
– Contested Space: What is “Contemporary?” What is “Traditional”
in Indian dance? How does this compare with other dance cultures?
– Contemporary Dance: A Matter of Movement?
– Contemporary Dance: A Matter of Choreography?
– Contemporary Dance: New Themes and Modes of Presentation
– When a Tradition Modernizes

Festival Performances Program

January 23 – Opening Night:
Menaka Thakkar Dance Company – MTDC (Toronto) – Chandralekha’s “Shakti”
Urs Dietrich (Germany) – Herzkammern (Heart Chambers) – North American Premiere
Susanne Linke (Germany) – Kaikou – Yin (Transmigration) – North American Premiere

January 24:
The Chandralekha Group (India) – Sharira (Fire/Desire)

January 28:
Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company – The Drishtikon Dance Foundation (India) – Timeless
Sinha Danse (Montreal) – Quebasian Rhapsody

January 29:
Madhu Nataraj (India) – BINDU: The Womb of Brilliance
Menaka Thakkar Dance Company– MTDC (Toronto) – Chandralekha’s “Shakti”
Janak Khendry Dance Company (Toronto) – Dream of a Drunken God

January 30:
Usha Dance Entourage (India & Edmonton) – Nari, Nari, Nari…My Love
Natasha Bakht (Ottawa) – White Space
Ipsita Nova Dance Projects (Toronto) – Unspoken & Two Doors Down

January 31:
inDANCE – Hari Krishnan (India & Toronto) – Bollywood Hopscotch & Seven Graces
Sampradaya Dance Creations – Lata Pada (Mississauga) – shunya

To download the conference brochure in “pdf” format, click here.

Kala Nidhi Fine Arts of Canada
– Promoting traditions and nurturing contemporary works in Indian dance –
since 1993

Kala Nidhi Fine Arts of Canada
Sudha Khandwani, Artistic Director
295 Maplehurst Avenue
Toronto, ON M2N 3C5
Tel: (416)229 0369
Fax: (416)250-1871

(Source: 01/2009 –

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Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 17, 2009

The International Indie Summit at MIDEM is the place where indies discuss issues, share solutions and meet people who can help them grow their business.


Organized in association with Impala & WIN, the International Indie Summit is chaired by Emmanuel Legrand, Editor of Impact Magazine.

International Indie Summit on Tuesday, 20th of January 2009 afternoon…

Labels artists call home
More and more artists are setting up their own label, not simply vanity labels to release they own productions, but full-fledged structures to sign, nurture and develop other artists. Sign of the times? Desire to take control of the creative and business process? Hear the story of some of today’s most creative labels (Bella Union, Buzzin’ Fly, DiamondTraxx, …) from their founders in a panel where art meets commerce!

Indies in the digital landscape
Collectively, indies represent one of the world’s biggest catalogue. However, many digital platforms or services have launched in recent times without any content from indie labels. What are the opportunities to be taken advantage of by digital services and indie labels? What could be done to improve the climate between them? Expect stimulating debate with representatives from both sides.

International Indie Summit Workshops on Wednesday, 21st of January 2009 morning

Getting started in America
Breaking in the US remains the ultimate goal for many executives in the music industry, but cracking the world’s largest music market is not that simple, and can be costly. Specialists of the US market — distributors, aggregators, managers, lawyers — will provide expert views on how to best approach the market.

How to manage the financial crisis?
In times of economic crisis like today, with recession looming and sparse credit, indie labels have problems of their own. How can they weather the storm with limited damages? Finance and management experts offer their solutions.

IAEL legal workshop
Learn how to negotiate at best distribution deals for artists & labels


MIDEM 2009 will offer you access to 9,000 key professionals from 90 countries for four days of high-level meetings, concerts and unparalleled conferences.

MIDEM is where all the sectors involved in the business of music come together to explore new possibilities for the coming years: recording & publishing, A&R, images & brands, digital & mobile.

Register to MIDEM/ MidemNet before November 17 to save 25%

MIDEM 2009, the World’s Music Market: 18-21 January 2009
MidemNet, Music business in the digital age: 17-18 January 2009


(Source: 8th Nov 2008 | VUT (Verband unabhängiger Tonträger Unternehmen e.V. – Berlin) | )

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