Upcoming 2017 events:


A Canadian Dream: Hockey Night in Indo-Canada: performance at the Festival of India Ottawa, City Hall, Ottawa, 8:00 p.m.

*In partnership with Sampradaya Dance Creations

Saturday, August 12:

In My Indian Dream: performance at Aroha Fine Arts Festival, Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa, 7:00 p.m.

Featuring Joy Anandasivam (guitar), Simon Cote-Lapointe (keyboards), Sundar Viswanathan (saxophone/flute), and Derek Gray (drums).

THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 AT 8 P.M.
Admission: Pay-What-You-Can

Bageshree Vaze’s Global Bollywood is an eclectic celebration of music and dance highlighting India’s film music history. Just as Hollywood evolved following World War II, the Hindi film industry flourished by adapting a musical format which featured songs and dances, giving rise to prolific music composers who defined and developed a unique Indian sound.
 Choreographed, performed and directed by MTV India ‘ubbharta sitara’ (rising star) Bageshree Vaze, the show brings the music of Bollywood’s best to life through dance and visuals, highlighting the music of C. Ramachandran, Shankar Jaikishan, RD Burman, Bappi Lahiri, AR Rahman, and Shankar Ehsaan Loy, featuring a cast of Toronto musicians and dance artists including Vineet Vyas (tabla), Anuja Panditrao (vocals), Rajib Karmakar (sitar), Joy Anandasivam (guitar), Sundar Viswanathan (saxophone/flute), Derek Gray (drums), Attila Fias (Keyboards), Chris Gartner (Bass), and Atri Nundy, Diana Reyes, Melissa Hart, KJ McKnight, Adam Martino and Tyrell Black (dancers).
To Reserve Seats and more information please visit and call (905) 815-2021

A special Outreach Event also takes place Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, QEP Community and Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, featuring a free dance workshop.

May 26-27, 2017:

Satyam, an Indian opera commissioned by Opera Nova Scotia, Dunn Auditorium, Halifax, Nova Scotia


TARANA — a concert in tribute to the late Pandita Veena Sahasrabuddhe

Presented in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada

This concert will feature performances by Bageshree Vaze (Kathak dance), Vineet Vyas (Tabla), Guru Pt. Jaikishan Maharaj, Shri Deepak Maharaj (Kathak), Nasir Khan (Sarangi), and Sami Ullah Khan (Vocal/Harmonium), and dancers Irina Biryakova and Artur Przybylski

Featuring address by His Excellency Nadir Patel, High Commissioner of Canada

Venue: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016: Remount of Paratopia at the Canada Dance Festival, La Nouvelle Scene, Ottawa, 8:30 p.m. For more info visit

PARATOPIA – 21st century Kathak Dance production presented by DanceWorks

DANCEWORKS presents Indian and urban dance styles in an exciting new production choreographed by Bageshree Vaze. The program will feature excerpts from past works such as Tarana, Avatar (9), and the CanAsian Dance Festival commissioned-work In My (Dis)Place, along with a new commissioned group work entitled Paratopia.

Inspired by The Matrix movies (which were inspired by Indian philosophy), Paratopia combines Kathak rhythms and dance with Urban/Hip Hop beats and choreography, featuring Toronto dancers Bageshree Vaze, Danny McArthur, Daniel Gomez and Samantha Schleese, tabla drum artist Vineet Vyas, Dora Award-winning composer Phil Strong, video/animation artist Elysha Poirier, and Human beat-box artist KillaBeatz. Kathak Dance Star Anuj Mishra from Lucknow, India will also perform in the production.

Date and Time: April 23-25th, 2015, 8 p.m.

Venue: The Harbourfront Centre Theatre (formerly known as the Enwave Theatre), 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto (parking available on site).

Tickets: $19-37, can be purchased through the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at (416) 973-4000 and online at

For more info please visit and

Archived Events: 

*Friday, Nov. 14th, 8 pm, Maja Prentice Hall, Burnhamthorpe Library Theatre, Mississauga: Bageshree performs Kathak dance, accompanied by Vineet Vyas on Tabla and Rajib Karmakar on Sitar. Details at

* Saturday, Dec. 6th, Theatre Rouge du Conservatoire, Montreal: Performance of Kathak dance by Bageshree, Vineet Vyas on Tabla, Rajib Karmakar on Sitar. Hosted by the Kabir Cultural Centre. Details at

Archived events:

Saturday, July 5, RedPath Stage, Harbourfront Centre, 6 pm: Bageshree performs Kathak dance along with Vineet Vyas on tabla and Qais Khan on Rebab, as part of the South Asia Calling Festival. A Kathak dance workshop will also take place in the daytime.

Thursday, July 24, Toronto Music Garden, 7:00 pm: Bageshree performs a vocal Hindustani classical concert ‘Music from the Gardens of India,’ as part of the Harbourfront Centre’s Summer Music in the Garden series, with Vineet Vyas on Tabla.

Saturday, August 9, Festival of India Ottawa: Bageshree and Raagini Dance company members perform at the Festival of India in Ottawa

Archived Events from Fall 2013:

Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday Sept. 22, 5 pm: Bageshree performs her Kathak dance work ‘Twilight’ as part of Dusk Dances’ collaboration with the Fort York ‘Common Ground’ festival, Toronto

Saturday, Sept. 28, 4 pm, Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto: Bageshree Vaze’s Global Bollywood as part of the Small World in the Square music festival

Saturday, Oct. 19: Pratibha Arts produces and presents ‘Diwali — A Night to Remember’ in aid of the Toronto General Western Hospital Foundation, Carlu Hotel, Toronto

Sunday, Oct. 27: Bageshree Vaze’s Global Bollywood as part of the Sound Symposium’s World Sound Festival, LSPU Hall, St. John’s, NL, featuring an all-star cast of Newfoundland/East Coast musicians: Bill Brennan (keyboards), Scott Mansfield (Drums), Brad Jefford (guitar), Mark Peddle (Bass), Chris Harnett (saxophone/flute) and Vineet Vyas on tabla.

Archived Summer 2013 Events:

BALIKA (Girl Child)
Pratibha Arts joins forces with Besharam to honour the power and resilience of female youth in Balika, an event featuring South Asian and female-powered performances on August 18, 2013, 8:00 pm at Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West. Proceeds from Balika will promote girls’ rights and help end gender inequality through Plan’s Because I am a Girl initiative.’ is the media sponsor and the event is hosted by Anjum Nayyar, publisher of The event will also feature a special address by Almas Jiwani, President of the UN Women National Committee.
Balika will feature performances by Indo-Canadian dance company Raagini Dance, Flamenco dance artist Carmen Romero, social activist-dance artist Ashima Suri, hip-hop artist Diana Reyes, and Bageshree Vaze and her Global Bollywood band.
The word Balika means ‘girl child’ in Hindi. Alongside the performances, a segment of the event will honour young girls by featuring a few children from the local South Asian community talking about their future dreams. Balika takes place on Aug. 18, 2013 at Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West, and doors open at 7:00 pm (Dinner reservations guarantee seating by calling 416.588.0307). Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online at For more information, please and

Sunday, June 30 —

2:00 pm — ‘In the Darbar': Bageshree performs Kathak dance with tabla by Vineet Vyas, Harbourfront Studio Theatre, as part of Canada Day Weekend celebrations

4:30 pm — ‘Mudra’ an exciting performance and collaboration of Indian classical dance performed by Raagini Dance with street dance artist Lady Fly Di, choreography by Bageshree Vaze, Diana Reyes and Sean Frederick, RedPath Stage, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

July 29-Aug. 4 — Bageshree performs as part of the World Alliance Dance festival and conference, Scotiabank Dance Theatre, Vancouver

Friday, Aug. 9 — Bageshree and ensemble perform as part of the Festival of India, Ottawa

2012 Archived Events:

Sat. Nov. 17 — ‘Global Bollywood’ music show and Kathak Dance performance, featuring Vineet Vyas, Raya Bidaye, Sundar Viswanathan, Kevin Laliberte, Chris Gartner, Rakesh Tiwari and Andrew Kesler, Marathi Mandal Diwali Dhamaka, Michael Power School, 105 Eringate Drive, Etobicoke, 4:30 pm

Sept. 22 — Workshop on Indian classical dance, Yonge-Dundas Square (as part of Small World in the Square festival), 1:45 p.m., Toronto

Sept. 29 — Regina, Saskatchewan

Oct. 16 — Performance of Kathak dance and ‘Global Bollywood,’ as part of the Women’s Film Festival, Arts and Culture Centre, St. John’s, NL

Oct. 23 — Lecture demonstration on Indian classical arts, as part of the ‘South Asian Performing Arts’ Course, University of Toronto (Scarborough), 12-1:30 p.m.

July 31-Aug. 5, Dusk Dances, Withrow Park — featuring a new Kathak dance piece ‘Twilight’

“Ragas and Rhythms; Global Bollywood” CD Release Concert — Thursday, Aug. 23 at 8:00 p.m. onwards, at Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas Street West. Tickets are $10 advance/students/seniors, and $15 at the door, and can be booked by calling (416) 531-6604. For more info visit and

July 2, 3:30 p.m., Redpath Stage, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto: Bageshree performs as part of ‘Global Bollywood,’ a musical extravaganza highlighting Indian film music from the 1950s until now. Featuring Vineet Vyas (tabla), Dylan Bell (keyboards, vocals), Chris Gartner (Bass), Kevin Laliberte (guitar), Alex Mine (drums), and Jaron Freeman-Fox

July 6, Burnhamthorpe Library Theatre — Classical Dance and Music

July 15, Toronto Music Garden — From the Gardens of India, also featuring Vineet Vyas on tabla, and Joy Anandasivam on guitar


May 25-26, 2012, Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

Toronto, ON (April 2012) – Indian dance and contemporary movement join forces in an exciting new production, ‘Damaru|Mudra’, premieres at Toronto’s Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre (231 Queens Quay West), May 25 and 26, 2012 at 8 pm.

A part of Harbourfront Centre’s 2011|12 Next Steps Dance Season, ‘Damaru|Mudra’ is a dance- music-theatre production exploring the theme of ‘Tandava|Lasya’ or the masculine vs. feminine in Indian culture. The masculine is embodied through rhythmic footwork, and the damaru, the cosmic drum of the Hindu God Shiva. The feminine is featured through lyrical movement and mudra, or the stylized hand gestures unique to Indian dance.

Choreography|Performance: Bageshree Vaze & Andrea Nann Music: Phil Strong (Mudra) and Vineet Vyas & Bageshree Vaze (Damaru) Lighting Design: Roelof Peter Snippe Dramaturgy|Costume Design: Peter Chin

Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto May 25-26, 2012, at 8 pm

$28 or $25 (Next Steps package), $18 (Seniors), and $15 (Students|CADA). Tickets may be purchased through the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416- 973-4000.

Events Archive (2011 and earlier):

Oct. 2011 — remount of Avatar (9) as part of NewWorks Season, Roundhouse Theatre, Vancouver



7th Annual Anokhi Magazine Gala
Bageshree is part of the magazine’s ‘Sexy and Successful’ honor roll, and performs as part of the Awards gala
Feb. 4, 2011, Liberty Grand Theatre, Toronto, 8 p.m.

10th Annual CanAsian International Dance Festival
Feb. 24-26, 2011, 8 p.m., Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

KalaNidhi Contemporary Indian Dance Festival
March 18, 2011, 8 p.m., Fleck Dance Theatre
Bollywood Divas :
Luminato – Toronto festival of arts + creativity

June 11th, 2010
Fusia Magazine Launch @ Veritas Lounge – Toronto

March 20th & March 21st, 2010:
Kalanidhi Fine Arts of Canada presents Kathak Weekend in Toronto

April 11th, 2010:
Passage to India re-visits Vankleek Hill, Ontario

May 1st, 2010:
Carleton University, Ottawa – 7pm

Kalaashram presents Vasantostav – Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi – Featuring Bageshree Vaze and Vineet Vyas – Feb .7th, 2010

Strings and Rhythms of North India
World premiere of ‘Yoga’ video :
at Lula Lounge, – 1585 Dundas St. W.,Toronto November 1, 2009, 7:00p.m. onwards.
‘Passage to India’ will feature the release of Bageshree’s new video ‘Yoga,’ from the Tarana cd, which has received rave reviews. The cd is a breakthrough display of music for Indian dance, and the video features yoga postures and Kathak choreography. Featuring a special ‘squishy lens’ to artistically enhance the choreography, the video is directed by Erica Shallow, and the cinematography is by award-winning Arthur E. Cooper. Vaze’s first video ‘Deewana’ won Outstanding Canadian music video at the 2006 ReelWorld Film festival.

May 30th 2009:Halifax, NS – Maritime Conservatory, Chebucto Rd:
concert with Pt Ramesh Misra – Sarangi, solo and Kathak dance with Vineet Vyas on Tabla
May 31st 2009:St. John’s NL – Petro- Canada Hall, Memorial University
concert with Pt Ramesh Misra – Sarangi, solo and Kathak dance with Vineet Vyas on Tabla
June 20th – Kitchener – Waterloo Multicultural Festival
June 21st – Westben Barn Theatre
June 28th – Burnamthorpe Library Theatre, Mississauga
Aug. 1st – Collingwood Music Festival – Collingwood, ON
Aug. 4th – Westben Barn Theatre, Campbellford, ON
Aug. 9th – Music in the Garden – Harbourfront -Toronto

DEC 5TH, 2008 – 4PM

Kathak dance and choreography by Bageshree Vaze
In a Dance Works CoWorks’ series event :
November 29, 2008, at 8:00 p.m. and on Nov. 30th at 2:00 p.m. at the Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, as part of the 2008/09 Dance Works CoWorks Series.
The concert will feature the new works set to Tarana in the first half, and a traditional Kathak dance presentation accompanied by live music in the second half. “IN AKBAR’S PALACE” takes place Saturday, Nov. 29th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 30th at 2:00 p.m. at the Studio Theatre, York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. Admission is $17 advance/students/seniors, and $20 at the door.
For tickets contact Harbourfront Centre Box Office:
(416) 973-4000

Free Lunchtime Concert Series:

Oct. 1, 2008
Richard Bradshaw Ampitheatre, C.O.C
A Tapestry of Indian Rhythm
Vineet Vyas and Bageshree Vaze

Debut Atlantic Concert Series
performances across the Atlantic provinces:
Oct. 18th -Oct. 30th, 2008

Masala! Mehndi! Masti!
Headliner on opening night: Main Stage
7pm at Bandshell Stage CNE Place
25th July, 2008
featuring special guests artists:
Joy Anandasivam – Guitar, Rich Brown – Bass
Varun Vyas – Drums, Catherine Potter – Flute
Vineet Vyas – Tabla
and special dancers

Niagara Folk Arts Festival
May 24th, 5pm
Montebello Park, St. Catherines, On
Bageshree Vaze : Kathak, Vineet Vyas: Tabla
Raya Bidaye: Harmonium, Adam Duncan: Sitar

2nd Annual CSICM Asian Heritage Month Concert
May 30th, 8pm
101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario – $15 Students, $20 Adults
MAY 4TH, 2008
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
An Intimate Evening of North Indian music and dance  Toronto on May 4, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. at the Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, the first concert in Small World Music’s May South Asian Music Series. This evening will feature Steve Oda on Sarod, Vineet Vyas on Tabla and Bageshree Vaze will perform Kathak dance. Please see Press Release for more details.
For tickets: 416 973 4000
Tickets: $15 advance/students/seniors
$20 at the door
‘Taal Works’ — An Evening of Dynamic Rhythms and Dance from North India

Featuring Tabla Solo by Shri Vineet Vyas
Kathak by Smt. Bageshree Vaze

You are cordially invited to a unique evening of tabla by Vineet Vyas, disciple of legendary tabla maestro Padma Vibhushan Pt. Kishan Maharaj, and Kathak by Bageshree Vaze, disciple of Jai Kishan Maharaj.

Also Featuring Shri Ajay Joglekar on Harmonium and
Smt. Aparna Deodhar on Sitar

Venue: The Mysore Association Hall, Bhadaji Road, Near Maheshwari Udhyan, Matunga (CR), Mumbai 400019

Date and Time: January 30, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

Come and witness the ‘Benares’ Gharana of tabla, and the Lucknow style of Kathak, by these two Indo-Canadian talents for the first time in Mumbai.

Info: 9323191539, 9890871825

Nov. 18th, 2007
Pratibha Arts Presents:
TARANA — Cd Release Concert for the New Breakthrough Album by Bageshree Vaze
Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queens Quay West
Tickets: $12 advance/students/seniors, $15 at the door

Come and celebrate the launch of an exciting album of ‘visual music’ featuring songs adapted and arranged for Indian classical dance, sung by one of the country’s finest dance and music artists Bageshree Vaze, also an MTV India ‘rising star’ The show will feature choreography of songs from the album, and live Kathak, featuring Vineet Vyas on tabla Guest artists include Hemant Panwar, Reshmi Chetram, Mohan Singh and Ron Allen.

Events Archive cont.:
Sept. 27th, 2007
Vocal music and Kathak dance by Bageshree Vaze, and tabla by Vineet Vyas
University of Toronto, Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building
12:10 p.m.
Accompaniment by Gurinder Singh

Aug. 18, 2007
Festival of South Asia, Toronto

March-May 2007 — touring and teaching in various schools in Ontario as part of the ‘Artists in Education’ program
March 29, 2007 — University of Toronto, Scarborough
Aug. 19-20, 2006 — Festival of South Asia, Toronto
July 29, 2006 — Sivananda Ashram, Val Morin, PQ
May 26, 2006 — Al Green Theatre, Toronto, as part of the Small World Music May festival
Aug. 13, 2006 — Toronto International Dance Festival
April 9, 2006 — Varanasi, in front of the esteemed Pt. Kishan Maharaj Jun, 5, 2004
April 16, 2007 — ‘Red Festival,’ Lula Lounge, Toronto

Jun, 12, 2004
Showcase of Kathak and Chhau dance, the Yoga Studio, Toronto (416) 516-9246 for information

Jun, 14, 2004
Bharatha Natyam dance as part of the Annual Anandam Theatre Fundraiser, Cervejaria, Toronto

Jun ,16, 2004
Showcase of dance as part of the Red Cabaret, an eclectic evening of Toronto’s multicultural artists, Lula Lounge.

Jun, 19, 2004
Showcase of Kathak and Chhau, the Downward Dog Yoga Centre, Toronto
Jul, 3, 2004
Collaboration of Kathak and Flamenco dance, Harbourfront Centre, Toronta
Aug, 7, 2004
Showcase of dance and music as part of Masala! Medndi! Masti! festival, Harbourfront Centre Mainstage,
Aug.10-14, 2004
‘Jahanara’ a new choreography, the Artword Theatre Alternative Space, Toronto
Mar. 27, 2004
Classical Kathak as part of the Kala Nidhi International Dance Festival, Premiere Dance Theatre, Toronto.
Feb. 27, 2004
Showcase at ‘Velocity’, Mumbai

Feb. 21, 2004
Appearance at Planet M, Mulund, Mumbai

Feb. 11, 2004
Planet M, Jaipur

Feb. 10, 2004
Bageshree makes an appearance at Planet M, New Delhi

Feb. 7, 2004
Pune (location TBA)

Feb. 6, 2004
Bageshree performs songs from her album at Velocity Club, Tardeo, Mumbai. The performance will be
telecast on ‘etc’ channel

Jan. 31, 2004 — Mikano’s, Mumbai
Bageshree performs live.
Jan. 25, 2004 — Aurangabad
Classical Bharata Natyam performance
Jan. 23, 2004 — Pune
Dance performance by Bageshree
Jan. 22, 2004– Planet M, Pune
Bageshree performs for the first time in India songs from her self-titled debut album just released by Crescendo Music, in her hometown of Pune.
Sept. 15, 2002 — Brampton Heritage Theatre, 5 p.m.
Bageshree performs music from her CD and Kathak dance. Bageshree performs new choreography featuring the stories of strong women in history.
Aug. 31, 2002 — York University, Burton Auditorium
Bageshree performs Bharata Natyam as part of the Kala Nidhi Fine Arts festival.
Aug. 18, 2002 — Harbourfront Centre, 4 p.m.
Bageshree performs music from her CD.
Aug. 17, 2002 — Cumberland Auditorium, Ottawa
Bageshree performs Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi andKathak. Organized by the South Indian Cultural Association of
Aug. 16, 2002 — Harbourfront Centre’s Brigantine Room
Bageshree releases her debut CD Bageshree.
Aug. 10, 2002 — Downward Dog Yoga Studio, 735 Queen St. West
An evening of Kathak by Bageshree, accompanied by Ravi Naimpally on tabla. By donation.
Aug. 2, 2002 — Fly Club, 8 Gloucester Street
Bageshree performs as part of Funkasia.
July 10-13, 2002 — St. John’s, Newfoundland
Bageshree performs with popular fusion group TASA as part of the Sound Symposium, and debuts her new choreography ‘The Cosmic Rhythm of Time’.
June 28, 2002 — Centennial College
Bageshree performs an array of Indian dance styles: Bharatha Natyam, Kuchipudi and Kathak.
June 23, 2002 — 805 Dovercourt House
Bageshree talks about her ongoing choreography projects as part of a Kala Nidhi Fine Arts symposium.