Second Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Shawn Mativetsky – July 2-8, 2012 – Montreal, Canada

Announcing the Second Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Shawn Mativetsky
Hosted by the Schulich School of Music of McGill University
Montreal, Canada
July 2-8, 2012

 

 

 

During this intensive hands-on workshop, participants will learn tabla in the tradition of the Benares (Varanasi) gharana. The workshop is open to all levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). The schedule includes daily group practice sessions, group classes, and two listening/repertoire sessions. Classes are scheduled during the daytime. Students will live and breathe tabla for the duration of the workshop!

 

Versatile percussionist Shawn Mativetsky performs in a variety of musical genres with dynamism and skill. Equally at home in Indian classical music, world music, and contemporary/new music, Shawn also composes and performs for dance and theatre. Exponent of the Benares gharana, and disciple of the legendary Pandit Sharda Sahai, Shawn Mativetsky is a highly sought-after tabla performer and educator. He is active in the promotion of the tabla and North Indian classical music through lectures, workshops, and performances across Canada and internationally. Based in Montreal, Shawn teaches tabla and percussion at McGill University. His solo CD, Payton MacDonald: Works for Tabla, was released in 2007, and Cycles, his new CD of Canadian compositions for tabla was released in the fall of 2011.
Tuition is 250$ and is due by June 1, 2012. Students must provide their own tabla. If you don’t already own a set, please contact Shawn, and he will be happy to assist you.

For more information, or to register, please contact Shawn Mativetsky.


“Guru-ji on the steps of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, during his 25th Annual Summer Tabla Workshop in 2006. I endeavor to continue this tradition of annual summer tabla workshops, inspired by Guru-ji’s and percussionist Bob Becker’s initiative which began in the 1980s.” — Shawn Mativetsky

Summer Tabla and Kathak Camp 2012

TABLA CAMP with Deepak Sahai
July 23 to August 3, 2012
London, UK

A chance to immerse yourself in tabla and develop your playing and improvisation skills. Each day will begin with the traditional riaz (practise) in groups followed by performance workshops on different Taals and vocal accompaniment. Limited places will be available for Kathak accompaniment.

Venue:Harrow High School, Gayton Road
Dates: Week I – Monday 23rd July – Friday 27th July
Week II – Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August
Time: Daily 9am – 1pm
Cost: Daily rate – £30 (£20 for Sangeet College students)

Places will be limited so please register your interest by return email so that we can book a place for you. All sessions must be booked and paid for by May 31st 2012.

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Kathak Accompaniment with Priya Pawar and Deepak Sahai

There will be 10 places for students attending the morning sessions to learn how to accompany Kathak dance.

Time: daily 2pm – 4pm
Cost: Daily rate – £10 (£5 for Sangeet College students)

All sessions must be booked and paid for by May 31st 2012.

Deepak Sahai
Deepak hails from one of the oldest and most respected music lineages in India. He is the direct descendent of the famed Pandit Ram Sahai and represents the sixth generation of the Benares Gharana of tabla playing. His great great great great grandfather was the legendary Pandit Ram Sahai and his Guruji and uncle is Pandit Sharda Sahai who passed away in November 2011. Deepak started his performing career at the age of 13 years accompanying various artists in India across the different musical and dance disciplines. He is well known for his wealth of tabla knowledge and his dynamic performances. He is a founding member of DHAMAKA, an innovative tabla trio with a new approach to tabla performance. He is currently in his third term as Resident Artist at Sangeet College, a department of Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya in London.

Priya Pawar
Priya, an international artist with over 30 years experience as a teacher, will be the lead teacher at our first Kathak Camp. She was trained from an early age with the foremost gurus of both the Jaipur and Lucknow styles and began her professional career as a resident artist of the legendary Guru Birju Maharaj’s ballet troupe. Priya is renowned for her grace, technical ability, and stage presence as a performer. She has performed worldwide as both a solo artist and in collaborations with dancers from other traditions including flamenco, jazz and tap. And she has choreographed a number of critically acclaimed Kathak and Odissi ballets with themes drawn from Indian Literature and contemporary themes.

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KATHAK CAMP with Priya Pawar
July 23 to August 3, 2012
London, UK

A chance to immerse yourself in Kathak dance with workshops focussing on technique and abhinaya. There will be riaz (technique practice) and performance workshops with live tabla accompaniment.

Venue: Harrow High School, Gayton Road
Dates: Week I – Monday 23rd July – Friday 27th July
Week II – Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August
Time: daily 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
Cost: Daily rate – £30 (£20 for Sangeet College students)

Places will be limited so please register your interest by return email so that we can book a place for you. All sessions must be booked and paid for by May 31st 2012.

Priya Pawar
Priya, an international artist with over 30 years experience as a teacher, will be the lead teacher at our first Kathak Camp. She was trained from an early age with the foremost gurus of both the Jaipur and Lucknow styles and began her professional career as a resident artist of the legendary Guru Birju Maharaj’s ballet troupe. Priya is renowned for her grace, technical ability, and stage presence as a performer. She has performed worldwide as both a solo artist and in collaborations with dancers from other traditions including flamenco, jazz and tap. And she has choreographed a number of critically acclaimed Kathak and Odissi ballets with themes drawn from Indian Literature and contemporary themes.

To register, or for more information, contact Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya at:
+44 772 395 8411
tablacamp@sahai.org