Chitresh Das Dance Company

India Jazz Suites

Reviews :: Tour Dates :: Artist Biographies :: Photos/Video :: Technical Specifications :: Booking/Inquiries


"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.

Reviews
The Dartmouth, 2012
Daily News & Analysis, 2012
The Boston Globe, 2010

The Asian Age - India, 2010
Write-up by a presenter in Honolulu - 2009
The Telegraph - Calcutta, India, 2007

American Dance Festival, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle, #1 Dance Performance of 2005
Voice of Dance, 2005
Preview, The Times of India, 2008
Preview, San Francisco Chronicle, 2005


Upcoming Tour Dates

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

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


See all past tour cities 2006 - 2010



Download Artist Biographies
Pandit Chitresh Das (.doc)
Jason Samuels Smith (.doc)


Photos/Video



Performance Photos by Marty Sohl
For high resolution photos, email cpruzan@aol.com


View photos from India tour 2010
View Performance and Outreach Activities' Photos from Louisiana


India Jazz Suites Trailer


Technical Specifications
Contact cpruzan@aol.com for technical specifications 

Booking Inquiries
For booking information in North America, contact Cathy Pruzan, 415-789-5051, cpruzan@aol.com
For booking information in India and internationally, contact Seema Mehta, 011-91-9833526111, seema@kathak.org

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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