Masters Workshop with Seema Mehta and Jason Samuels Smith
Festival Accès Asie and Kabir Centre present

Masters Workshop with Seema Mehta and Jason Samuels Smith

May 19th 2019
10:00 am – 1:00 pm / Doors: 9:30 am

6262 rue Saint-Hubert, Montréal, QC, Canada
For more information about this event, please contact Festival Accès Asie at info@accesasie.com.

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Following their performance Rhythm Rewritten presented on May 18th, 2019 at the Gesù - Creativity Center, Kathak Seema Mehta dancer and tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith will be pleased to share their art and knowledge with all who are fascinated by the collaboration of Kathak and tap dance.

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Following their performance Rhythm Rewritten presented on May 18th, 2019 at the Gesù - Creativity Center, Kathak Seema Mehta dancer and tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith will be pleased to share their art and knowledge with all who are fascinated by the collaboration of Kathak and tap dance.

Seema Mehta

A fine artist, Seema Mehta graduated from the San Francisco Academy of Art University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in painting and sculpture. Since 2000, she has been practising kathak with Pandit Chitresh Das. Her lineage goes back to the great gurus of Lucknow and the gharanas of Jaipur. Seema’s style establishes an admirable balance between the subtle and graceful yet powerful, especially in her footwork. Seema practices Kathak Yoga, sings and plays harmonium. Director of Chhandam Nritya Bharati School (Mumbai and Calcutta), she teaches more than 100 students. Beyond the traditional perception of dance, Seema’s vision is to touch lives through her art.

Jason Samuels Smith

Jason Samuels Smith, is a dedicated champion of the Art form of Tap Dance. He is the recipient of an Emmy, Dance Magazine Award, American Choreography Award and Gregory Hines Humanitarian Award among others. Jason is the founding director of the annual LA Tap Festival and Tap Family Reunion in NYC. Choreography and film credits include Black Nativity, Hit TV series Psych, Secret Talents of the Stars (MYA), So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with The Stars, UPAJ:Improvise, Dean Hargrove’s Tap Heat, Outkast’s Idlewild, and Debbie Allen’s Cool Women. Stage Credits include Soul Possessed, Broadway’s Bring in Da’Noise, Bring in Da’Funk, and Imagine Tap! in addition to his own projects and successful touring company. He founded the Tap programs at Debbie Allen Dance Academy and The National Museum of Dance and also developed a professional tap shoe. Using his art for social justice, he supports organizations including Groove With Me, AHF, Tied To Greatness, amfAR, The Actors Fund, and Broadway Cares/DRA to name a few. Jason promotes respect for the art form and creates opportunities for upcoming generations as he continues to travel as an ambassador for tap around the world.

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