October 19, 2012


Dear Members,


Welcome to this special exclusive edition of MyBindi's newsletter!


This newsletter is a special tribute to Menaka Thakkar.  I am always inspired by this soft spoken, gracious and elegant person who has created a legacy not just for herself and her art but is the one who first put South Asian performing arts on the map in Canada! Her dance school, Nrtyakala, has established artists and launched successful careers in dance.



This Saturday, Menaka Thakkar will be awarded the 2012 Walter Carsen Prize.  The award recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievement by Canadian artists whose careers are in dance, theatre, or music.   


The award will be presented by Robert Sirman, Director and CEO of Canada Council for the Arts.  After the awards ceremony there will be a "Remembrance of Walter Carsen", who passed away Monday, October 8th at 100 years of age, given by Veronica Tennant.

The evening's performance will be dedicated to Mr. Carsen and will feature the Menaka Thakkar Dance Company performing five works which range from traditional, classical, contemporary, and modern Indian dance.


When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 
Where: Flato Markham Theatre 
Time: 8pm 
Tickets: Prime $49 | Regular $45 | Student (25 and under) $39 

**40% OFF for students of professional dance!** 

For tickets, click HERE.

For more information, click HERE.

A Pre-Performance Tribute and VIP Reception will also be held on Saturday from 5pm to 7:30pm. Tickets are $200 per person and include prize ceremony and performance. For tickets and more details, please call 905.763.6083 ext.25 or 647.215.8620. 



This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
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Syerah Virani
Editor-in-Chief & CEO



A Celebration of Menaka Thakkar