PARAMPARA (from Sanskrit word meaning continuation succession, tradition)is a world premiere of new works of high energy, innovative rhythm and dance of India by a upcoming generations of Canadians and Americans maintaining the tradition and legacy of Late Acharya Chitresh Das, kathak dance icon and of living legend of tabla, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.
Artistic director and producer for this event, Ritesh Das, has created a repertoire of sophisticated rhythmic style of North India and performed by Das’ Toronto Tabla Ensemble (TTE) in collaboration with the Chitresh Das Youth Company (CDYC), choreographed by CDC Artistic Director, Charlotte Moraga. This exciting collaboration will also feature virtuosic percussionist, Nilan Chaudhuri, son and disciple of Maestro Swapan Chaudhuri, who is adding a new dimension of East and West by playing tabla as well as translating tabla drum strokes onto Western kit drum.
The performance will feature *Sare Nau*, a composition in a 9 1/2 beat rhythmic cycle, *Bhumika *(meaning earth, birthplace or grounding) and other select pieces from Ritesh Das’ upcoming TTE CD, entitled *Bhumika*.
TTE and Ritesh Das are also proud to present yet another generation of Canadian talent, the Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble, who will perform Sailing, the piece featured in their upcoming music video, produced and directed by Melissa Das-Arp.
This performance highlights the legacy of great Indian classical artists who committed their life’s work to training the next generation. Those generations are now beginning to rise, grounded firmly in the profound traditions of Indian classical art.
Artistic Director Ritesh Das says about this collaboration “the essence of the evening are these young generations from both Canada and the U.S. maintaining the art form and the legacy of India at the highest standard.
As artist who has given my life to teaching the next generations, I am excited to share with Toronto audiences in collaboration with TTE, the legacy of my illustrious, late elder brother, Chitresh Das and my Guru, Swapan Chaudhuri.”
We all wish to see you at Harbourfront Centre on the 25th Nov 7 PM for this performance.
For more information contact: melissa(at)tablaensemble.com or call 1-888-958-2252
Harbourfront Theatre Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8
Nov 25th 2017, 7:00PM.
$35 General, $30 Group
Media contact. Melissa Das_Arp