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.
As previewed in class last week, India Jazz Progressions will be performing their unique blend of Kathak (classical Indian dance) and tap dance in concert at Grand Performances, downtown LA. It is a free event, but parking downtown is definitely NOT free. However, there is parking very close to the event, and the last time I was in the area I paid $10 to park for the evening. The concert is outside, and since it is free, arriving early for a seat is HIGHLY recommended. Bringing food is also a good thing, and there are several places to buy food in the area as well, at varying price points, of course. The website for Grand Performances has all of the information in regards to directions, parking and the like. I realize the distance will be a factor, but if you can manage to get yourself (and maybe some of your friends) to carpool, you will experience a wonderful evening of dance! For those who need to stay closer to home, there are upcoming events in the Inland Empire as well!