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Frog in Hand is a dance-theatre company based in Mississauga. They create works in unusual site-specific places; they perform, create and teach. In this routine, originally performed at the 2021 #BollywoodMonster Mashup presented by TD Bank Group, they perform Kalaripayattu – the oldest martial art in the world – blended with contemporary dance!
PRARTHANA प्रार्थना (“Prayer” in Hindi) is a contemporary dance piece in reverent homage to the ancient practice of Kalaripayattu (an ancient form of martial arts from South India). प्रार्थना reflects on the moment when mind and body become one, allowing us to give ourselves fully to our place of practice. The movements in this piece are inspired by the rituals a Kalaripayattu student traditionally partakes in, such as the oiling of the body, the cleaning of the Kalari (space), and paying respects to one’s Gurus.
#BollywoodMonster Mashup is the LARGEST South Asian festival in Canada. Accolades include:
-2018: rated #1 festival at Celebration Square by the City of Mississauga
-2019: awarded MARTY for “Festival of the Year” by the Mississauga Arts Council
-2020: awarded MARTY for “Virtual Festival of the Year” by the Mississauga Arts Council
This FREE, massive, multi-day festival showcases international Bollywood stars, spectacular Canadian musicians & dancers, hands-on crafts & heritage activities, food & shopping, comedy, VIP experiences and more!
#BollywoodMonster Mashup is produced by monstrARTity, an award-winning, Mississauga-based incorporated not-for-profit organization filling systemic cultural and economic gaps in underserved diverse communities via festivals, interactive workshops for youth & seniors, artist mentorship and youth employment programs.
Dancers: Maria Riano, Zoe Kwan, Daniela Jezerinac, Ankita Alemona
Choreographer: Ankita Alemona
Costume Designer: Mariana Sandoval
Creative Producer: Frog in Hand
Artistic Director: Colleen Snell
Rehearsal Director: Alice Cavanagh
Production Assistant: Angela XuBusiness Manager: Jessica Cen
Music: “Hara” & “Temple” by Jean du Voyage, additional voices by the dancers
Sound editing: Kaitlyn Seibold
Filmed & edited for Bollywood Monster MashUp by: MonstrARTity Special thank you: Hindustan Kalari Sangam & Kalarigram Family, Frog in Hand 2021 Summer Company and Family, Port Credit Community Foundation, Hazel McCallion Foundation, City of Mississauga
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Frog in Hand is a dance-theatre company based in Mississauga. They create works in unusual site-specific
Jean du Voyage
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