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Chitresh Das, Jackson, and Midori

Learn the secret behind kathak from master Pandit Chitresh Das.

Go behind the scenes with director and playwright Mark Jackson on his production of "American $uicide."

Meet violinist Midori for a one-night appearance at San Francisco Performances.

[Original air date: Wed, May 23, 2007]

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Tue, May 5, 2015 -- 7:30pm
Wed, May 6, 2015 -- 1:30am
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Featured Profiles:

Pandit Chitresh Das

Take a master class with Pandit Chitresh Das, who passes along an ancient dance form from India.

Mark Jackson

See how Mark Jackson has invigorated the Bay Area theater scene with his plays.

Midori

Meet world-renowned violinist Midori as she stops in San Francisco for a performance.

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Please note that not all of the Spark video segments are included on this playlist. We are adding more weekly, but many more are available individually on corresponding artist profile pages. To find more videos, search the Artist Profiles directory.

Acknowledgments

Major funding for Spark is provided by by Diane B. Wilsey. Additional funding is provided by the George Frederick Jewett Foundation, Helen Sarah Steyer, and Gretchen Kimball.

Spark is a production of KQED.

Spark airs on KQED 9 on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Repeat broadcasts can be seen throughout the week on KQED.

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