May 14-Aug 28 Summer Session (kathak only) Registration
Sep 03-Dec 18 Fall Semester (kathak and tabla) Registration
September 14, 3:45pm Ashavari Cultural Day
The Chitresh Das Institute performs in this festival highlighting the next generation of dance and music artists | Also performing is Tabla Ensemble with composing by Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and Jim Santi Own, Arjun Verma on Sitar, and renowned vocalist Pandit Suman Ghosh. Location Santa Clara Convention Center, Main Theater
August 17-18 Summer Kathak Retreat w/ Pt Chitresh Das’ senior-most disciple, Gretchen Hayden, Age 13 & up Registratio
July 6 - 7 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival - Chitresh Das Institute performs in the opening weekend of the 41st annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival at Zellerbach Hall Tickets
May 27 at 12:30pm Art and Wind Festival Chitresh Das Institute performs at the Art and Wind Festival in San Ramon FREE EVENT
May 12 Aranya Katha, Part II - The Maharaja’s Decree world premiere dance drama inspired by the historical story of Amrita Devi. Samuel Johnson, Jr. Performing Arts Center, Sustainable practices in partnership with Sustainable Stanford.
March 23 Chitresh Das Youth Company opening performance for the Ashavari Music Festival, featuring and Aditi Tikekar performing vocal with Satish Tare on tabla and Manoj Tamhankar on harmonium, followed by the highlight of the evening Padmashri Maestro Swapan Chaudhuri on tabla with Santoor star Rahul Sharma. At the Historic BAL Theater in San Leandro.
February 2 Chitresh Das Institute performs in SANSKRITI 2019 Annual Festival of Indian Music and Dance, Showcase Theater, San Rafael, 5pm-7:30pm.
December 28 Charlotte Moraga receives “Anugami Award” and performs traditional kathak solo at Pratishruti Festival, Sonarpur, India
December 27 Charlotte Moraga performs traditional kathak solo at the Chowdhury House Conference, Kolkata, India
October 27 FREE EVENT Chitresh Das Institute at the Public Library San Mateo Public Libraries present a Diwali Dance Program with the Chitresh Das Institute at the Foster City Library at 2pm, 1000 East Hillsdale Boulevard in Foster City.
October 20 Chitresh Das Youth Company performs at the 50th Anniversary National Conference for the California Association of Professional Music Teachers at the Marriott Hotel in Torrance.
September 29 & 30 Noor - Music Legends of India & Iran, Z Space, San Francisco World premiere collaboration with Maestro Swapan Chaudhuri and the Lian Ensemble with Houman Pourmehdi, Pirayeh Pourafar, Alireza Shahmohammadi & Mani Bolouri. Opening performance by the Chitresh Das Youth
Company featuring choreography by Artistic Director Charlotte Moraga.
July 14 & 15 U.S. premiere of Sare Nau | San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival 40th Anniversary, San Francisco Opera House, with the Toronto Tabla Ensemble live on stage with Nilan Chaudhuri, William Rossel & Sekhar Sarukkai, music composed by Ritesh Das & choreography by Charlotte Moraga
July 7 Baithak by the Bay (BBB) inaugural performance with solo by Charlotte Moraga at Sunnyside Conservatory with Ranjana Ghatak vocal, Prashant Radhakrishnan, saxophone & Sudhakar Vaidyanathan, tabla, .
June 16 Triveni, Graduating Youth Company Senior Showcase featuring Shreya Khandewale, Kritika Sharma & Shruti Pai | Evergreen High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose.
May 20 Chitresh Das Institute School Show, Cañada College featuring world premiere of Aranya Katha, Nature, Power, Devotion Part I.
January 24 Chitresh Das Youth Company performs at 30th Anniversary national conference of International Association of Blacks in Dance, Aratani Theatre, Los Angeles
November 25, 2017 Chitresh Das Youth Company performs Charlotte Moraga's choreography with Ritesh Das' Toronto Tabla Ensemble, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
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