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Saturday Shift

Saturday, October 01, 2022
Show starts @ 10PM
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Night Shift Presents

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Ana Claudette Groppler

Kiah explores what it means to hold space for themselves, how to connect to her emotional state through movement with presence. Finding honesty in their emotional experiences, personal anxieties, and mental health struggles they explore ways to find inner-comfort and self-love. Learning new ways to listen to their intuition she tries to let the emotion vibrate through their body and let it pass without holding on so tightly. 


Tandavesha

Kieran Heralall 

While performing the Tandav, Lord Nataraja’s bell is dislodged from his foot and soars into the air. To save the Earth from its impact, he receives the bell on his head, and as it bounces to the ground, the first ever percussive syllables are created. 


Catastrophe in ‘C’ 
Mushtari Afroz and Christine Samuel 

Catastrophe in ‘C’ is an attempt to bring to our consciousness the repetitive nature of crisis that is inseparable from Capitalistic societies. It is a reminder at a time when the entire globe is already in one such major catastrophe that the exact same event of the past does not repeat. What repeats is our suffering that catastrophe brings us that Capitalism creates the possibility for to happen. 

Meet the Artists

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Ana Claudette Groppler

Choreographer

Ana Claudette Groppler is an artist based in Toronto. A Canadian and German Citizen raised by Lesbians and extended family from various cultural backgrounds.

A graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Groppler has worked with Social Growl Dance, Political Movement, wind in the leaves collective, Signal Theatre, Lara Kramer Danse, Kaeja d’Dance, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, and Kemi Contemporary Dance Projects. Groppler has performed her own work in shows with Dance Matters, Nextfest, and The Parahumans. She has performed internationally in Mexico, Germany, and Scotland. Ana is also a spiritual healer, Therapeutic Pilates Instructor and Physiotherapy Assistant. 

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Kieran Heralall

Choreographer/Performer

Kieran Heralall (K.H. Kanna) underwent extensive training in Bharatanatyam under gurus Smt. Malini Pararajasingham, and Sri. Sheejith Krishna.

Credits include Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Sanctuary Season 2, Karl Wolfe, and a short movie with choreographer Jae Blaze; the productions “Ganga” and “Kaal – Time” by the Janak Khendry Dance Company (Kuwait, Oman, India.); The 2017 Toronto International Dance Festival, The 2017 Kalanidhi Festival, hosted by The Menaka Thakkar Dance Company; “Howzat!” by Sampradaya Dance Creations, “Nadi” by Spanda Dance Company; the annual Vengamala Bhagavathy Temple festival in Tiruvananthapuram, Kerala; and the Luminato Festival commissioned film “New Monuments” with Nova Dance. 

Photo of Mushtari Afroz + Christine Samuel Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh

Mushtari Afroz + Christine Samuel

Choreographers/Performers

Originally from Bangladesh Mushtari is a GTA based Kathak dancer and choreographer and has been practicing within the South Asian diaspora since early 2000.

Christine Samuel is an Indonesian born Odissi dancer based in Toronto. She found familiarity in Classical East Indian dance with the dance styles – Javanese and Balinese dances – she knew as a child.

While her movement vocabulary is rooted in the classical form, Mushtari’s work is rooted in the essence of ‘Now’ that manifests itself through conceptual wit, physical rigor and poetic metaphors. 

Christine Samuel  studied Bharatnatyam under the tutelage of Janak Khendry in Toronto for nine years. In 2017, she decided to explore Odissi Style and since then she has been training with Saveeta Sharma, from Upasana the Spirit of Dance. 

Show Credits

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Choreographed by:
Ana Claudette Groppler

Performer and Collaborator:
Kiah Francis

Music and Composition by:
Maggie Bitten
Lighting Designer:
Emerson Kafarowski
Production Stage Manager:
Helin Gungoren

 

Tandavesha

Choreographed and performed by:
Kieran Heralall

Musicians:
Aathy Aravinthan
Malini Pararajasingham
Saibruntha Arunthavashanmughanathan
Sriparan Yoganathan
Vishnu Kandanchatha 

Lighting Designer:
Emerson Kafarowski
Production Stage Manager:
Helin Gungoren

 

Catastrophe in ‘C’ 

Choreographed by:
Mushtari Afroz and Christine Samuel

Performed by:
Mushtari Afroz
Christine Samuel
Alina Mehra
Kaavya Sharm

Composer:
Tanveer Alam Shawjeeb (
Canada & Bangladesh)
Percussion:
Pallab Sanyal (Bangladesh)

Flute:
Mamunur Rashid (Bangladesh)
Rehearsal Assistant:
Imran Noor Mohammed (Canada)

Lighting Designer:
Emerson Kafarowski
Production Stage Manager:
Helin Gungoren

 

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