India Jazz Suites
April 20 - April 22, 2012
Kathak Meets Tap: Pandit Chitresh Das & Jason Samuels Smith
"Dazzling . . . with breathtaking precision. A dynamic exchange of dance ideas that brilliantly illuminated distinctive differences between their respective art forms, electrifying an enthusiastic sold-out crowd.”—The Boston Globe
India Jazz Suites is an explosive collaboration between Pandit Chitresh Das, one of India’s foremost Kathak masters, and Jason Samuels Smith, the Emmy Award–winning tap dancer renowned for his amazing footwork in Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk. Indian classical musicians and a stellar jazz trio perform live to complete this powerful artistic exchange. The result is high entertainment that crosses all boundaries of age and culture—a blast of incredible speed and power, grace and beauty, epic storytelling and the pure joy of dance.
Free preperformance talks with dance critic Debra Cash 30 minutes prior to the performances in the ICA lobby.
Free postperformance Q&A with the company: Friday, April 20.