Introducing SADAC: The South Asian Dance Alliance of Canada
The South Asian Dance Alliance of Canada (SADAC) was launched in the fall of 2008 and created out of a need for a national network to connect artistes and organizations engaged in various forms of South Asian dance.
SADAC is a membership-based alliance of artistes and organizations engaged in the training, creation, performance, touring, presenting, research and management of South Asian dance in Canada.
This new alliance intends to advocate, educate and promote South Asian dance in Canada, as well as mentor the next generation of dancers and teachers. The creation of an online resource (sadac.ca) containing a directory of artistes, organizations, schools and funding agencies; an event calendar and job board is also planned.
committee members come from across Canada and are leaders in the field
of South Asian dance. The members of SADAC's inaugural advisory committee
are: Natasha Bakht (Ontario), Nova Bhattacharya (Ontario), Shyamala Dakshinamurti
(Manitoba), Jai Govinda (British Columbia), Parul Gupta (Quebec) and Lata