Tanveer Alam

  • Toronto, ON

Born and raised in Montreal, Tanveer Alam (he/him) started his training in the Indian classical dance form of Kathak with Sudeshna Maulik and continues to study with guru Sandhya Desai. Alam also trains in Taal Vidya — the knowledge of Hindustani classical rhythms, with guru Pandit Divyang Vakil. He is a 2019 graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Alam has performed in the works of Pandit Birju Maharaj, Janak Khendry, Rina Singha, Lata Pada, Brandy Leary, Noémie Lafrance, and Sanjukta Sinha. 

An emerging choreographer, he hopes to carry forward Kathak in relation to his own truths as a diasporic artist, as well as reflect on the different training his body holds. His work has been presented at Dance Ontario DanceWeekend, New Blue Emerging Dance Festival, London Dance Festival,

MAI – Montréal, arts interculturels, SummerWorks Festival, and Tangente to name a few. Alam has been supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, and Ontario Arts Council. Across the 2020/21 season he is a curated artist of The Sadhana Project Creative Residency initiative by Anandam Dancetheatre, and is a commissioned artist by CanAsian Dance Festival for the Grit Short Dances Series.

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