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Bageshree Vaze

Bageshree Vaze is a Kathak dance artist and vocalist based in Toronto. She has performed in major festivals in Canada, the US and India and she has five CDs to her credit. In 2020, Bageshree received 3 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations (Dance Division), including one for Outstanding Performance by an Individual. As Artistic Director of Pratibha Arts, Bageshree launched the Diversity Dance Initiative (DDI) in 2018, a project to address cultural inequities in the Canadian dance sector.

Settlers and Indians

It was summer of 1982, and my parents had enrolled me in Camp Cabot, a day camp run by the St. John’s YMCA. Every morning I, along with the sixty other campers and a dozen teenage counsellors, travelled on rickety school buses to reach the campsite, a vast, wooded area a few kilometres outside the … Continued