The DeepEnd Weekend - Register here!

Connect. Be inspired. Collaborate.

The Deep End Weekend is a two-day creative immersion combining stimulating conversations and joyous surprising collaborations. On Saturday, Multi-generational and multi-disciplinary artists share their experiences and thoughts on art and life. On Sunday participants work with Team Leaders to collaborate and create a Season in A Day, with performances for the public in the evening.

Led by Artistic Director Nova Bhattacharya, The Deep End Weekend aims to provide dance artists who have trained in dance forms of the South Asian diaspora the opportunity to consider their art as a vital and essential part of contemporary Canadian society; and collaborate with artists of a diverse range of practice and cultural backgrounds in the creation of new works.

The Deep End Weekend is a unique opportunity to work in and outside of your comfort zone in a supportive and challenging environment with a diverse range of aesthetics, artists and ideas. Participation for artists is free, as are the performances for audiences.

50% of registration is held artists for artists who have trained in dance/movement forms of the South Asian diaspora, the remaining spots are open to artists of any cultural background, of any artistic practice – actors, poets, writers, musicians, and ALL kinds of dancers are invited and welcomed.

July 7 & 8, 2018
The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen Street West, Toronto

Registration for artists trained in dance/movement forms of South Asia is NOW OPEN. Registration for all artists (musicians, poets, dancers of all techniques) opens May 28th.


Saturday July 7th – Day in the Life
Arrival and registration 10am-11am
11am the story-telling begins! This year’s speakers: Cole Alvis, Franco Boni, Sylvia Hamilton, Gitanjali Kolanad and Enakshi Sinha. (Snack breaks will occur!)

Sunday July 8th – Season in a Day
Arrival 10am. Team Leaders: Peter Chin, Zab Maboungou, Suma Nair, and Gerry Trentham.
Creation & rehearsal with self-determined breaks until 5pm.
6pm dinner break.
7pm performances for the public.

For more information, please contact Supriya Nayak.

Supported by The Theatre Centre, lbs/sq", the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Parul Gupta - May's Discover Dance Artist

Artist: Parul Gupta
Dance Style: Kathak

Parul is the founder, principal teacher and artistic director of Infusion Dance Studios. She began her training with Bharatanatyam and moved into styles such as Ballet Jazz, Hip Hop, House and Yoga as she grew up. he focus is now on the classical Indian style, Kathak. Her choreographic work can bee seen in 3 Cirque du Soleil productions: “Love”, “Kooza” & “Totem”. Join Parul in May at Discover Dance to learn more about her, and the facsinating footwork of Kathak.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12pm-1pm
Toronto Centre for the Arts, Upper Gallery
5040 Yonge St, North York, ON 
Main Doors Open at 11:30am 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12pm-1pm
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Lower Lobby
1 Front Street East, Toronto ON 
Main Doors Open at 11:30am


More Information here.

Discover Dance is generously supported by the folks at Civic Theatre Toronto (CTT) and the Toronto Arts Council.