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Press Release: TiDf 2017 (Post event)

FULL HOUSE SHOW! Another Festival to Be Proud Of!! Toronto International Dance Festival TiDf 2017, unites the colors of dance in all their vividness, radiance and uniqueness. TORONTO: On 7th October, 2017 at Lyric Theatre �?? Toronto Center for the Arts (5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8 ) Dancing Damsels Inc. brought together more than 20 International dance companies showcasing their dance styles all on one stage at the 4th Annual Toronto International Dance Festival (TiDf 2017).  This is the International dance festival�??s 4th year running from the house of Dancing Damsels Inc., whose goal is to promote cultural integration by showcasing various International dance forms demonstrating their rich cultural heritage; which helps foster a bonding among Toronto�??s diverse communities from around the world. This cultural night, with its shimmering attires, various performances and beaming smiles, riveted the audience and kept their spirits high. This festival brought the audience together to share common cultural experiences and see the arts as integral to their lives and communities, providing access to a breadth of dance forms that stimulate the imagination and provide an experience that inspires people. This dance festival provided a common platform to all artists (to display their talents) and the dance connoisseurs (to appreciate the performing arts by masters as well as novices). It proved to be a lavish feast for the eyes and ears for all International dance lovers. Flawless performance by all the renowned artists captivated the audience heart and made them �??spellbound�?�! The quality of dance performed here was unmatched in terms of presentation and quality. TIDF 2017 participants were Sakuramai TO, Druid Academy Irish Dancers Inc, he Rhythm Ensemble, SLOGA Dance Company, Mexican Folkloric Group "Tonatiuh", Kaleidoscope Chinese Performing Arts (KCPA), Nirkoda Israeli Dancers of Toronto, Sampradaya Dance Creations, Shhhhh Designz Entertainment, Panwar Music & Dance, Adishankara Academy of performing Arts (ASAPA),Dancing Damsels Inc, Roosara Dance, Samba Jess Academy, Belly Up Belly Dance studio, Melodia de Bolivia Dance Academy, Filippino Fiesta, Ensemle Topaz, Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company, Kahawi Dance Theatre and Melodia de Bolivia Dance Group. The brightly lit shimmering Toronto Center for the Arts made the performances beautiful and mesmerizing. It was indeed a wonderful evening of art and culture, an evening to learn and be inspired from. This spectacular event was made possible by Grand Sponsor - Manoj Karatha of Remax Realty Inc., Gold Sponsor - Trios College, Ambika Jewellers (Jeyaseeli Inpanyagam), Lata Menon (Menon Law Office), Kerala Ayurveda (Binoy Chacko), Royal Kerala Foods (Saji Mangalathu), Riya Travels (Saji Thomas), Chaithanya Ayurveda and Vijayan Krishnan (Royal Lepage). Production Crew: Gita Shankaran (Production Manager); Mary Ashok (Festival Director), Jaison Mathew (PRO), Sudharshan MeenakshiSundaram (Ticketing Manager), Jayamohan Menon, Gary Gu  & Lata Menon (VIP & Media), Birendra Rajapreyar (Marketing), ArunKumar Chokkappa, Salome Nalini Paryag, Vishnuvardhan Subramanian, Balaji Ramachandran, Tamilselvan Raju, Yuvarani Kamalamoorthy, Neha Ashani, Kushalini Kumar, Asha Vishwanath, Smriti Dash, Swati Tripati (Media ), Elliot Rosenburg (Script), and Marcela Aranda Urueña (Emcee). Picture Courtesy: Ken Dobb.

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