** The Summer 2019 Workshop Series has started already! **
Tagore Song (Rabindra Sangeet): $10 per workshop, or $50 for 6 workshops
Tagore Dance (Rabindra Nritya): $10 per workshop, or $50 for 6 workshops
Additional 25% discount if more than one participant attends from same family (siblings/parents with children).
Song Workshop Facilitator: Dr. Shankhanaad Mallick
Shankhanaad Mallick received his advanced training in Tagore song from Chhayanaut, a leading cultural organization in Bangladesh, where renowned exponents like Dr. Sanjida Khatun and Wahidul Haq were his mentors. He received several awards at national level singing competitions in Bangladesh. Shankhanaad has performed at many places in Canada, Bangladesh, India, Germany, and USA
He received the Distinguished Artist, Community, and Literary Ambassador Award from Writers International Network (WIN), BC. His solo album “Songs of Rabindranath Tagore: Bohu Bashonay Pranponey Chai” received acclaim from Tagore lovers in Vancouver and Bangladesh.
Music sessions will cover musical notation (swaralipi) of Tagore/Bengali songs, different rhythms (taals), and different tunes (ragas) used in Tagore songs.
Dance Workshop Facilitator: Arno Kamolika
Arno Kamolika began her training in Indian classical dance (Bharata Natyam and Manipuri) from Chhayanaut, the premier cultural organization in Bangladesh, where she completed her diploma in Dance as the top performer of the graduating class. After moving to Vancouver in 2009, Arno, has continued her advanced training in Jai Govinda Dance Academy and been working as a Bharata Natyam instructor in Mandala Arts and Culture.
Arno’s rich repertoire of performances have taken her across the globe at various festivals in USA, Germany, India and Bangladesh. She has received the “Distinguished Dancer Award 2012” from Writers International Network, Vancouver for her contribution to the community as a dancer.