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Fri, Aug 15, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Dancer Pandit Chitresh Das


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Pandit Chitresh Das performs at the 2007 National Folk Festival in Richmond, VA.
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Pandit Chitresh Das performs at the 2007 National Folk Festival in Richmond, VA.

Pandit Chitresh Das is an internationally-known teacher and practitioner of Kathak, a classical dance from Northern India. He won an Isadora Duncan award in 2007 for his collaboration with tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith. And now he's teaming up with Flamenco dancer Antonio Hidalgo Paz for performances at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. We'll talk with Das about the art of Kathak, his humanitarian work in India, and his upcoming show.

Host: Mina Kim

Guests:

  • Pandit Chitresh Das, founder of the Chitresh Das Dance Company and Chandam School of Kathak; and co-star in the upcoming performance "Yatra: Journey from India to Spain"

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