Durga Puja - One Day Only! Sunday October 6th

We have a LOT going on in October here at Nova Dance! So, this year we're doing a Durga Puja marathon event on Sunday October 6th at The Theatre Centre. We'll get started around 11:30 and prasadam will be served in the Cafe at 5pm.  More details to come, we hope to see you there!

Register NOW for the Deep End Weekend!

We are so excited about the fabulous artists who are joining us for this year's Deep End Weekend (see below for details!) 

To join us on September 14 & 15, please register here.

Saturday 10AM - 4PM 
Sunday   10AM - 5PM 

To attend performance, please join us at the Theatre Centre on Sunday September 15 @ 7PM!

Discover Dance September & October

Svaha National Audition - Standing Call


Nova Dance is extending our search for female and female identified dancers across Canada from all Indian classical backgroundsfor the production of Svāhā, an epic pageant of dance, chant, and ritual choreographed by Nova Bhattacharya premiering in October 2020 in Toronto, followed by a national tour.

Please submit your dance CV or bio, and one video file including: 1 example of nritta (3 minutes) AND 1 example of abhinaya (3 minutes) to svahaauditions@gmail.com. 

We request rehearsal video if possible, and if you have experience with nattuvangam please also include an example of recitation.

Please clearly indicate the city in which you reside.  All emails will be answered.


Svāhā is a new work for an ensemble of Indian classical dancers, sharing the stage with a body-choir of up to 75 performers from Indian dance training backgrounds. Delving into the integration of classical vocabulary with improvised movement, along with elements of body percussion, vocalisation and transmission that are inherent to Indian dance.  A driving, compelling, ceaseless, and loud celebration, Svāhā pays homage to South Asian Canadian women through a presentation of joy, faith, and female collectivity, offering the audience an immersion in a visual and sonic experience inspired by rituals of the South Asian diaspora.

Contracts will include 2 weeks in September 2019, 3 weeks in May 2020, and 3 weeks in October 2020.

Deep End Weekend 2019

The Deep End Weekend will return in 2019!

September 14 & 15 @ The Theatre Centre in Toronto

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 practices 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.

Registration will open in early 2019. Stay tuned for details!