MUSIC AND MEDITATION IN THE PARK
Music, Movement and Meditation Festival 2023
Sunday, August 20th
Bear Creek Park Garden Stage
This FREE all-day event starts at noon on Sunday, August 20th, at Bear Creek Park Garden Stage. Enjoy a music and meditation workshop by multi-instrumentalists The Nair Brothers accompanied by Akaaljot Dhadda on tabla, indigenous dance by the Wild Moccasin Dancers, Gurukul Sitar Ensemble featuring Sharanjeet Singh Mand, activities for children, dandiya dance, mehndi and more!!
Bring your blanket, picnic lunch, and family and enjoy meditative music, Indigenous drumming and dance, meditation workshops and creative activities for children. Participate in the Friendship Round Dance and Dandiya Dance on the lawn in the latter part of the day while enjoying the refreshing atmosphere of the gardens of Bear Creek Park.
This event is part of Transformational Theatre’s Music, Movement and Meditation Festival 2023, which will also feature meditation and arts workshops until September 17, 2023.
This event was made possible with support from The Province of British Columbia, BC Arts Council, and multicultural media sponsors, Fairchild Radio.
Details about August and September 2023 Festival Workshops coming soon!
At Transformational Theatre, we have witnessed powerful transformation in individuals achieved through expressive arts.
We endeavor to facilitate individual growth and discovery through providing opportunities for community members to engage with the arts in a meaningful way.
By creating an inclusive, engaging environment of learning, we encourage all types of people to join us and bring their personal experiences, culture and highest aspirations with them.
Transformational Theatre Society is a registered non-profit society in the Province of British Columbia. We acknowledge the shared, unceded traditional territory of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen and other Coast Salish Peoples on which we work, play and learn.
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SPRING MUSIC AND MEDITATION CONCERT
MARCH 18, 2023
Join Sahaja Yoga BC and Transformational Theatre for a FREE concert featuring music, meditation and dance in celebration of the first days of spring, Saturday, March 18 at 7pm at Surrey Arts Centre Mainstage. For this occasion, world renowned vocalist, Anandita Basu will perform with local tabla player Akaaljot Dhadda and the Sahaj Qawwali Group.
The concert will commence with a guided meditation followed by an opening dance performance by Chitra Chettiar and Eishita Rajeev, students of Nrityanjali Kathak Dance Academy. Then Kalina, a newly formed Slavic music ensemble will play traditional folk music, accompanied by VSO violinist, Jeanette-Bernal Singh. Kalina consists of both Ukranian and Russian members– symbolizing hope for peace during these troubled times. After intermission, Anandita will take the stage to deliver her signature soul satisfying songs, culminating in high energy qawwali.
Transformational Theatre thanks The City of Surrey for their support of the music and dance performances featured at this event.
TRANSFORMATIONAL THEATRE AND SAHAJA YOGA BC
Music and Meditation Festival 2022
August 6 & 7
Surrey City Hall Atrium, Centre Stage and Surrey Civic Plaza
This FREE event starts at noon on Saturday, August 6th, at Surrey City Hall. The festival features flute music by Edgar Muenala, indigenous dance by the Wild Moccasin Dancers, Kathak dance performance by Ahana Bhattacharya, meditation workshops with Rani Thompson of Raaga with Rani and multi-instrumentalists The Nair Brothers, activities for children and moms and more!
The evening concert features sarodist Stephen Day with Amarjeet Singh on tabla and finally, the Sahaj Qawwali group will take the stage to leave the audience full of joy!
Sunday, members of Sahaja Yoga BC will provide outdoor music at the Surrey Civic Plaza and free meditation classes at the Surrey Central Library.
Don't miss this unique event!
The City of Surrey is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and Semiahma (Semiahmoo) land-based nations.
AND SURREY YUVA SHAKTI PRESENT
MUSIC AND MEDITATION ONLINE CONCERT MAY 1, 2021
Starting with a First Nations welcome ceremony by Kevin Kelly and Michael Kelly Gabriel, audiences will be taken on a journey opening the heart and mind through joyful, spiritual music. The event will open with a dance by Surrey Yuva Shakti member, Eishitaa Rajeev followed by an introduction to meditation and the Surrey Yuva Shakti Choir.
This opportunity to experience deeper joy through the meditative qualities of Western and Indian classical music will continue with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Violinist Jeanette Bernal-Singh accompanied by Nandini Singh on cello, followed by the Sahaja Yoga Upon All Shores Ensemble and finally sitarist Sharanjeet Singh Mand with Sunny Matharu on tabla.
Filmed at Surrey Arts Centre with support from the City of Surrey.