Upcoming Performances

Ensemble Topaz Artistic Directors Mike Anklewicz and Paromita Kar have returned to Canada after spending a month in Rajasthan, India, studying Rajasthani traditional dances and music and are excited to share these unique cultural heritages with Ontario audiences soon!

February 21, 2020: Shab-e-Watan, hosted by Afghans of Toronto, Ensemble Topaz Dancers

March 6, 2020: Private event featuring Persian Dance and Music, Richmond Hill, ON

March 19, 2020: Eydaneh 10th Anniversary Nowruz Gala, Paramount Event Space, Vaughan, ON

March 21, 2020: Private Nowruz Event


Past Performances


January 31, 2020: Private Event, Markham Convention Centre

January 29, 2020: Private Event, Elegance Banquet Hall


December 30, 2019: Private Event

December 14, 2019: Iranian Canadian Builders’ Association Yalda Gala, Vaughan, ON

December 12, 2019: Ensemble Topaz: Winter’s Flame – Small World Music Centre – 8PM – $20 (in advance)

December 7, 2019: Ekal Vidyalaya Fundraiser, Chinguacousy Secondary School, Brampton, ON (Rajasthani music and dance performance)

December 6, 2019: Sindh Music Festival, Grand Taj Banquet Hall, Mississauga (Sindhi music and dance performances)

December 1, 2019: Private Event

November 28, 2019: Private Event

November 22, 2019: Private Event

November 15, 2019: Markham Milliken Lions Club Gala, Royalton Hospitality

November 9, 2019: Diwali Celebration by Kashmiri Overseas Association, Scarborough, ON

 November 8, 2019: Private Event, Brampton, ON

November 1, 2019: Sparkling Moments 2019: Diwali Celebration, Galaxy Grand Convention Centre, Brampton, ON

October 30, 2019: CIBC CSAEN Corporate Event, Commerce Court. Toronto, ON

October 26, 2019: Toronto International Dance Festival, P.C. Ho Theatre, Scarborough, ON

October 24, 2019: Private Performance at Chartwell Residences, Aurora, ON

October 20, 2019: Diwali Razzmatazz, hosted by Indo-Canada Arts Council, Courtyard by Mariott, Brampton, ON

October 18, 2019: Diwali Event, Akhil Bhartiya Club Canada, EST Banquet Hall, Toronto

October 12, 2019: Diwali Celebration, hosted by Canadian Hindu Awareness Foundation, Brampton, ON

October 12, 2019: Private Event, Detroit

October 6, 2019: Seerat Inner Beauty Fashion Show, Galaxy Grand Convention Centre, Brampton, ON

September 29, 2019: Ekal Foundation Benefit Concert – London, ON

September 7, 2019: Aurora’s Multicultural Festival – Town Park, Aurora, Ontario

September 1, 2019: Aga Khan Museum – First Five Festival – Celebrating Five Years of the Aga Khan Museum, with Ensemble Topaz live music and dance!

August 25, 2019: Private event

August 23, 2019: Afghanistan Independence Day Celebrations Hosted by U of T Mississauga Afghan Students Association, Mississauga, Ontario

August 18, 2019: Afghanistan’s 100th Independence Day Celebration, Hosted by Afghan Communities of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

August 17, 2019: Taste of India, Brampton, Ontario

August 12, 2019: Countdown Event

August 10, 2019: Team of Two Eid Celebrations, Mississauga, Ontario

August 4, 2019: Taste of India Festival, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

 July 27 and 28, 2019: Tirgan Festival – The Seeds of the Pomegranate: Dance Traditions of Iran and Persianate Cultures – Harbourfront Centre

July 10-22, 2019: Northern Ontario Tour – Festivals of India!
July 10, 2019: Festival of India – London, Ontario
July 16, 2019: Festival of India – Sudbury, Ontario
July 17, 2019: India Night – Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
July 18, 2019: Festival of India – Terrace Bay, Ontario
July 20, 2019: Festival of India – Thunder Bay, Ontario
July 21, 2019: Festival of Colours – Thunder Bay, Ontario
July 22, 2019: Festival of India – Fort Frances, Ontario

July 13, 14, 2019: TD Festival of South Asia, Gerrard India Bazaar, Toronto

July 6, 7, 2019: Toronto International Dance Festival – Albert Campbell Square, Toronto – 5-6pm, FREE!

June 29, 2019: Adonis Multicultural Folk Celebration – Mississauga, Ontario – Free! 2561 Stanfield Road, Mississauga.

May 31, 2019: School performance at Eldorado Public School in Brampton, Ontario

May 29, 2019: Emerging Young Artists presents A World Away Festival – Performance at Lula Lounge, Toronto.

May 25, 2019: Emerging Young Artists presents A World Away Festival – Private Recording session at Revolution Recordings. Recorded world premiere of “Mountain Bloom,” a piece with Farsi and Chinese Poetry, Persian and Uzbek songs with special guest Li Huaming on Shakuhachi

April 13, 2019: Gulhaaye Rang a Rang – Hosted by Sur Sangum Foundation – Qais Essar and Ensemble Topaz – Maja Prentice Theatre, Mississauga, Ontario

April 11, 2019: Kazakh music and dance at Delivery Ceremony for Qazaq Air at Bombardier Commercial Aviation in Downsview, Ontario.

March 23, 2019: Persian Dance and live Saxophone at Baharan Norooz Gala – Avani Event Centre, Concord, ON

March 23, 2019: Persian Dance by Ensemble Topaz (under RS Divas Entertainment) at Shab-e-Farvardin, Universal Event Centre, Concord, ON

March 21, 2019: Liberal Party Multicultural Norooz Celebration at Bellvue Manor, Vaughan, ON

March 19, 2019: Persian and Tajik Dance at Iranian Fire Festival, Mel Lastman Square, Toronto, ON

March 16, 2019: Rajasthani Dance and Bollywood Dance at UPICA Holi Celebrations at Galaxy Grand Convention Centre, Mississauga, ON

March 15, 2019: Dance performance by Ensemble Topaz at Mele Samanak Sahriddin Nadzmudinov of Tajikistan Concert at Pearson Convention Centre, Mississauga, ON

March 8, 2019: International Women’s Day Celebration at Galaxy Grand Convention Centre, Mississauga, ON

February 16, 2019: Afghan Dance at Shab-e-Watan hosted by Afghans of Toronto at Lazzura Ballroom, Vaughan, ON

February 10, 2019: Rajasthani Chari dance at Panorama India Republic Day Celebration, Pearson Convention Centre, Mississauga, ON

January 26, 2019: Afghan Music and Dance Performance at Arts Night presented by the University of Toronto Afghan Students Association at the Ada Slaight Hall at Daniels Spectrum, Toronto.

January 23, 26, 27, 2019: Pop-Up Artist Series at Aga Khan Museum, Toronto


December 8, 2018: Afghan Dance with Samir Ahmadi Band, hosted by Children without Borders and Afghan Canadian Association – Ajax Ontario.

November 2, 2018: “Hands in Harmony” – a concert of Iranian and Afghan Music and Dance traditions with master setar player Fariba Hedayati of Iran and percussionist Araz Nayeb Pashayee – Small World Music Centre, Toronto.

October 20, 2018: LSP Day, Flemingdon Park Library – presentation of Kazakh dance

September 30, 2018Toronto International Dance Festival – Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto – 5183 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough, ON

September 28, 29, 2018Desert Kingdoms – Ontario Culture Days at the Toronto Public Library – Annette Street and Maria A. Shchuka Branches

September 28, 2018Soraya: Afghan Queens Breaking Boundaries – New Jaasmin Banquet Hall, Markham, ON

September 23, 2018Taste of the Hill – Richmond Green Park, Richmond Hill, ON

August 30, 2018:Pomegranate Garden, featuring Akmaral Kainazarova, Noor Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON, 7:00pm, $20

August 11, 2018: TD Songs of Summer Festival, Oakville, ON

August 18 and 19, 2018: Gerrard Festival of South Asia, Toronto, ON

July 22, 2018: Nightfall hosted by Nexus D9 and Kathak Bandi, Dancemakers Studios, Toronto, ON

July 14, 2018: Culture Bridge Festival, Riverwalk Commons, Newmarket, ON

July 7, 2018: Toronto International Dance Festival, Scarborough, ON

July 1, 2018: CFAC Canada Day at Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto

July 1, 2018: Scarborough Celebrates Canada, Toronto, ON

June 22, 2018: Milton HMC Connections Picnic, Milton, ON

June 16, 2018: Artistic Director Paromita Kar appears at Glitter at the Casbah Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

June 6, 9, 10, 2018: Artistic Director Paromita Kar appears at Pop-up Artist Residency at Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, ON

June 2, 2018: Airport Lacoste Centre Summer Festival, Brampton, ON

May 27, 2018: Carassauga India Pavilion, Mississauga, ON

May 12, 2018: Asian Heritage Month Performance, Dawes Road Library, Toronto, ON

May 5, 2018: Costume, Music and Dance Workshop, Niagara Folk Arts Festival, St. Catherine’s, ON

April 11, 2018: Rang-e-Bahar Spring Festival, St. Vlodomir Cultural Centre, Oakville, ON

January 27, 2018: Arts Night, Afghan Students Association of University of Toronto – Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto, ON


December 17, 2016: Toronto International Dance Festival, Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

November 10, 2017: Private Event – Westmount Event Centre, Vaughan, ON

October 7, 2017: Toronto International Dance Festival, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto, ON

September 13, 2017: Private Event – Westmount Event Centre, Vaughan, ON

September 10, 2017: Private Event – Paradise Banquet Hall, Vaughan, ON

September 8, 2017: Private Event – National Banquet Hall, Toronto, ON

September 5, 2017: Private Event – Ancaster Mill, Ancaster, ON

September 3, 2017: Private Event – Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto, ON

August 26, 2017: Spark Golden Carnival – Golden Square Centre, Mississauga, ON

August 12, 2017: Private Event – Rose Garden Banquet Hall, Mississauga, ON

August 6, 2017: Private Event – Boaden Banquet Hall, Mississauga, ON

July 30, 2017: Private Event – Historic Grand Banking Hall, 1 King West, Toronto, ON

July  23, 24, 2017:  TD Gerrard Festival of South Asia, Toronto, ON

July 22, 2017: Indo-Canada Arts Council Diwali Razmatazz Curtain-raiser, Great Hall, Markham Civic Centre, Markham, ON

July 16, 2017: Scarborough Celebrates 150, hosted by HSDC, Albert Campbell Square, Scarborough, ON

July 15, 2017: Private Events

July 7, 2017: Culture Bridge Festival: Sights and Sounds of India, Newmarket, ON

July 2, 2017: Ontario Heritage Festival, Ontario Place, Toronto, ON

July 1, 2017: Private Event – The Vue, Etobicoke

June 25, 2017: Private Event – Queen’s Palace, Scarborough

June 24, 25, 2017: Global Village Festival, Mel Lastman Square, Toronto

May 30, 2017: Hershey Centre, Mississauga: Carassauga India Pavillion

May 29, 2017: Private Event – Garden Banquet Centre, Mississauga

May 29, 2017: Private Event – JJ Swagat Banquet Hall

May 20, 2017: Hotel Plaza International, Toronto: DOGANA Retreat performance

May 6, 2017:  ISN Gala, Brampton

May 2, 3, 2017: TD Neotsav: South Asian History Month Celebrations at Union Station, Toronto

March 25, 2017: Dance it Up, Markham Place, Markham

March 11, 2017: Private Event – National Banquet Hall, Brampton

March 5, 2017: Private Event – Bombay Palace, Brampton

February 24, 2017: Private Event – JJ Swagat Banquet Hall, Markham

January 28, 2017: Private Event – Estate Banquet Centre, Toronto

January 27, 2017: Private Event – Bridle Path, Toronto


December 22, 2016: Private Event – Chandni Banquet Hall, Toronto

December 18, 2016: Private Event -JJ Swagat Banquet Hall, Markham

December 17, 2016: Toronto International Dance Festival, Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

December 10, 2016: Dance Performance at Homelife Realty Awards Gala, Markham Convention Centre,Toronto

November 27, 2016: Ensemble Topaz with Ihtimanska at Bampot Teahouse, Toronto

October 1, 2016: Private events – Bombay Palace, Brampton, Chandni Grand, Scarborough

September 30, 2016:  Ontario Culture Days at the Annette Street Library, Toronto

September 25, 2016: Private event, Etobicoke

September 24, 2016: Private event, Tamahaac Club, Ancaster ON

September 11, 2016: Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival, Mississauga Chinese Centre: performance with Ensemble Topaz

August 24, 2016:  CNE at the International Pavillion, Toronto

August 17, 2016: Marlee-Ville Festival – Marlee Street, Toronto – free

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