|Full Name Lata|
Nationality India Indian
Name Lata Pada
Education York University
Known for Bharatanatyam
|Alma mater Elphinstone College in Mumbai|
Occupation Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher and Author
Born 7 November 1947 (age 73), Mumbai
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Lata Pada, (ಲತಾ ಪಾದ) CM (born, Nov.7, 1947) is an Indian-born Canadian choreographer and Bharatanatyam dancer. Pada is the founder and artistic director of Sampradaya Dance Creations, a dance company that performs South Asian dance. She is also the founder and director of Sampradaya Dance Academy, a leading professional dance training institution that is the only South Asian dance school in North America affiliated with the prestigious, UK-based Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing. Pada founded the dance company in 1990; Pada said that she founded the company because she wanted to showcase Bharatantyam dance as an art form throughout the world. Pada is known as an influential figure in South Asian-style dance in Canada.
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- Earlier life
- At Indonesia
- The Career in Bharata natyam
- On vacation to India
- Dances focussed on Women and identity
- Awards accolades
- A Tribute to our Master
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Born on Nov. 7, 1947, Lata was the eldest of four children in a well-educated family. Her father was an electrical engineer in the Royal Navy, and her mother eventually had a career in insurance management. She gave up her studies in science to pursue Indian dance, when her first husband, Vishnu Pada, took her to Thompson, Manitoba, where he was working for Inco, she was able to combine her domestic duties with a social life and her artistic vocation. She and Vishnu were the first Indian family in the mining town.
Lata, who attended Elphinstone College in Mumbai, trained under the gurus Kalaimamani Kalyanasundaram and Padmabhushan Kalanidhi Narayanan. Pada lives in Mississauga, near Toronto. Pada married geologist Vishnu Pada, (ವಿಷ್ಣು ಪಾದ) on October 30, 1964, when she was 17 years old. Marriage took place in Canada. Vishnu was graduated from McGill University in geology; when he came to India he saw Lata and the marriage negotiations were done. After coming to Canada, Lata Pada became a member of a sorority, and started participating in the programs.
Lata and her husband, Vishnu Pada moved first to Indonesia before settling in Sudbury, Ontario, nearly 40 years ago. She devoted her life in looking after her husband, two daughters, and teaching dance. She was visiting India almost every year to train with her dance guru. In 1985 travelling ahead of her family so that she could practice for a scheduled performance in Bangalore. Her family was to join her later for a vacation. They never made it. Her husband and daughters were on the Delhi-bound Air India Flight 182 that crashed off the coast of Ireland-victims of a terrorist plot. Numbed with grief, she instinctively turned to her only remaining anchor, dance. On the larger canvas of universal grief, the two personal questions that ring through 'Revealed by Fire' are: "If you take away my husband, am I still a wife? If you take away my children, am I still a-mother. Lata Pada, received a master's degree in fine arts from York University in 1997.,
The Career in Bharata natyam
At the tender age 13, Lata gave her solo debut recital known as the 'Arangetram'. Lata pada's career as a soloist began in 1965, the year after she immigrated to Canada. At this time, her work was largely traditional. However, when she lived in Indonesia for several years, Lata Pada became interested in cross-cultural collaboration and opened up her choreography to other influences. In 1979, she returned to Canada. Pada's solo dances featured bharata natyam in a traditional form and in a more contemporary style. In 1990, Pada founded Sampradaya Dance Creations in Toronto, Ontario, and Sampradaya Dance Academy in nearby Mississauga. Sampradaya Dance Creations presents a range of solo and ensemble choreography in both a classical and contemporary repertoire. The company is also engaged in education and community outreach.
On vacation to India
In 1985 Lata Pada and her family decided to take an extended vacation to India. On June 23 of that year Vishnu Pada and daughters Arti and Brinda died in the bombing of Air India Flight 182. Lata Pada was not aboard since she left on an earlier date to tour India for Bharatanatyam recitals in Bangalore and across India; Lata was in Mumbai rehearsing for her tour, while her husband and daughters stayed behind in Sudbury, Ontario because Brinda was graduating from high school; afterwards the three flew on Air India 182. Lata Pada became a spokesperson for the families of the victims. Lata Pada expressed disappointment in the Canadian government's investigation of the Air India incident. After the crash she created the dance piece "Revealed By Fire" in remembrance of the incident. Pada received a master's degree in fine arts from York University in 1997.
Dances focussed on Women and identity
Among the dance productions of Lata Pada on various themes, two productions highlighting women and identity are praiseworthy :
A Tribute to our Master
'A Tribute to our Master', was the falicitation ceremony held at The Shanmukhananda hall, was arranged on 1st, March, 2012, at 6-30 pm. in connection of the 80th birth day of Guru.Shri. Kalyana sundaram pillai, by the disciples of 'Shri. Rajarajeshwari Bharatha Natya Kala Mandir' Matunga, Mumbai. 'Smt. Lata pada' was one among the several established artists of the Vidyalaya. A Bharatanatyam program was conducted by Smt. Viji Prakash, Artistic Director, Shakti School of Bharata natyam, Los Angeles, USA. 'Mythili Prakash', her Disciple and daughter, gave a scintillating performance of Bharatanatyam on the occasion.