Lata Pada may not be a very familiar name in the city’s cultural scene but she is at the forefront of South-Asian dance in Canada. Artistic director of Sampradaya Dance Creations, Pada has made Canada her home for 38 years. Originally from Bangalore, Pada had her initial dance training under eminent gurus, Kalaiamamani Kalyanasundaram and Padmabhushan Kalanidhi Narayanan, Pada’s career spans an impressive spectrum of performance, choregraphy, teaching and research. Her solo recitals have revealed a distinctive style. Her work is recognised as daring and innovative. Pada’s choreographic versatility is seen in her explorating of the classical idiom of Bharata Natyam and its interpretation of contemporary themes. Sampradaya Dance Creations, Spandan and Sanskriti Sagar, in association with Arts Umbrella, present Pada’s multi-media dance theatre production, Revealed by Fire. This acclaimed production was first performed in 2001.
When: Today at 7 pm
Where: G.D. Birla Sabhagar