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Shivani Thakkar

 
 

Mystic India Tour, SoCal Dance Invitational, and LA Unbound!

Shivani just booked three shows in this past week! She will be presenting orginal work in the 2012 SoCal Dance Invitational on September 21 (www.socaldanceinvitational.org), will be joining the cast of Mystic India The Show on its US and upcoming World Tour (www.mysticindiatheshow.com), and will be tapping to Lady Marmelade with LA Unbound as they celebrate their 5 years and 10 shows anniversary in The Best of Unbound on November 10 & 11, 2012 at the El Portal Theatre (www.launbound.com)


Shivani awarded “ARTISTIC VISIONARY” 2012

Shivani received the ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD “ARTISTIC VISIONARY” 2012 at the South Asian Xcellence Awards on June 10, 2012. Presented by Genesis and South Asian Xpress Magazine, the awards night recognized the top movers and shakers in the South Asian Canadian community. With over a 150 nominations in 8 award categories, Shivani was selected as Artist of the Year as “Artistic Visionary”. Click here for event album.


CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS GRANT RECIPIENT!

In May 2012, Shivani received a Canada Council for the Arts Grant to Dance Professionals ($3900). She will be using the funds to attend Tap Motif Rhythm Summit in Greece this summer! Honored and thrilled to be pursuing her dancer career around the world!


DANCE CURRENT MAGAZINE WEST COAST CORRESPONDENT

Canada’s National Dance Magazine has invited Shivani to join the team! Shivani’s been hired as a West Coast correspondent, covering Calgary and Western Canada. www.thedancecurrent.com


PERFORMANCE: DANCING THROUGH WONDERLAND

Had the pleasure of performing with the dance company Laboratorio de la Mascara from Mexico City in the show “Dancing through Wonderland: Alice Rahon’s Orion - The Great Man of the Sky”. The show was presented by LACMA in conjunction with the exhibition “In Wonderland: The Surrealists Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States”, to sold-out audiences. See the link for complete details! Click here for the event album!


RECEIPIENT OF A CALGARY CULTURE 2012 GRANT FOR $20 000!

Shivani was honored to receive a $ 20 000 grant from Calgary 2012 for a dance cross-cultural exchange with India. More details coming soon on this very exciting venture. Join the celebrations of Calgary as the Cultural Capital of Canada for 2012 by visiting www.calgary2012.com


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Shivani Thakkar

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Save the Dates:



September 10, 2012

Lecture - School of Theatre

University of Southern California


September 21, 2012

Performance - SoCal Dance Invitational

Robert B. Moore Theatre

Orange Coast College Campus

2701 Fairview Road, Coast Mesa, CA

www.socaldanceinvitational.org


October 18, 2012

Performance - Mystic India Dance Show

Clovis Community College

Clovis, New Mexico

www.mysticindiatheshow.com


October 19, 2012

Performance- Mystic India Dance Show

NM Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorrow, New Mexico

www.mysticindiatheshow.com


October 20, 2012

Performance - Mystic India Dance Show

Fox Tucson Theatre

Tucson, Arizona

www.mysticindiatheshow.com


November 10 & 11, 2012

Performance - The Best of Unbound

LA Unbound Dance Company

El Portal Theatre

North Hollywood, CA

www.launbound.com