"Alone, they're captivating. Together, they're magic." - Allan Ulrich, Voice of Dance INDIA JAZZ SUITES (also called Fastest Feet in Rhythm), featuring Pandit Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith, is an explosive collaboration between one of India’s foremost Kathak masters and one of the world’s fastest, Emmy-award winning tap dancers. The result is high entertainment which crosses all boundaries of age, race and culture — a blast of incredible speed and power, grace and beauty, epic storytelling and the pure joy of dance.
After premiering in San Francisco in 2005, INDIA JAZZ SUITES has received extensive critical acclaim and has toured around the U.S. and India. It was chosen as the #1 Dance Performance of 2005 by the San Francisco Chronicle and won the prestigous Isadora Duncan Dance Award (Izzie) for Best Ensemble Performance of the year.
Upcoming Tour Dates Available for touring for 2014-2015 Season
2013 January 27 - Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh January 31 - IIT Guwahati, Assam February 1 - Guwahati, Assam February 8 - Bhubaneswar, Odisha February 12 - Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu March 7 - Iowa City, IA April 5 - Scottsdale, AZ April 20 - Miami, FL November 9-10 - New Orleans, LA
2012 March 20 - Lafayette College, PA March 23 - Indiana University, PA March 30-31 - Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH April 11 - Markham, Ontario, Canada April 12 - St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada April 14 - Kingston, Ontario, Canada April 16 - Brampton, Ontario, Canada April 19-22 - Crash Arts, Boston, MA May 4 - Flynn Center, Burlington, VT May 11 - Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, Folsom, CA
2011 March 18 - SF Int'l Asian American Film Festival, Montgomery Theater, San Jose, CA October 21 & 22 - Carpenter Center, Los Angeles, CA November 16 - Portland Ovations, Portland, MA
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What the Press says
“India Jazz Suites called for a standing ovation and the audience rose to the occasion, en masse, and clapped till their hands were sore.” –The Hindustan Times, India
“ Pandit Das and Smith ... got on top, beneath, around and even inside the rhythm and took the audience along in an amazing performance that had the Page Auditorium audience on its feet.” –Herald Sun, American Dance Festival
“ Both of them traditionalists, both of them innovators, they brought the house down.” –Dance View Times, Rita Felciano
“ A performer who has opened new avenues for his form, it is easy to see why Das has been acknowledged as a phenomenon.” –The Hindustan Times, Kathakali Jana
“Possibly the next greatest.” –Gregory Hines on Jason Samuels Smith
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