Darbar Series: Interview with Pt. Chitresh Das

Posted on March 12, 2012 by


The Chitresh Das Dance Company and the Asian Art Museum (AAM) will be presenting the world premiere of DARBAR, March 15-18, 2012!

Come experience the majestic decadence of India’s Moghul Courts through internationally renowned kathak master and choreographer, Pandit Chitresh Das’ new work!  The production will feature the critically acclaimed Chitresh Das Dance Company and live music by world-class musicians.   DARBAR will be held in conjunction with the exhibition Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts.

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The photo to the left, is of Pandit Chitresh Das, at Wajid Ali Shah’s Bara Imambara in Lucknow (taken in January 2010).  In the interview below, Pt. Das speaks about the inspiration behind ‘Darbar.’  The interview was featured in the Asian Art Museum’s publication, ‘Asian,’ earlier this year.  To view the original pdf, click here: Inspired by Maharaja.

Reprinted by permission from Asian (vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 2012), the members magazine of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (www.asianart.org).