A Kathak Performance as Seva

On October 4th, Senior members of the Chhandam Youth Dance Company performed on the steps of San Francisco City Hall as part of the 5th Annual Global Walk for India’s Missing Girls. The girls performed Rangmanch in simple red and white costumes. The event and walk was to bring to light the problem of gender […]

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Yatra Interview: San Jose City Council Member, Ash Kalra

By: Darlene Dhillon Question: Please tell us a little about your self and your journey in becoming the first Indian American to be elected to San Jose City Council. Ash: I grew up in San Jose to immigrant parents from India. Back then the Indian community was small but growing. My parents tried to instill […]

Yatra: Interview with Alka Raghuram of 3rd i Films

By Darlene Dhillon Question: Tell us a little about yourself and your work with 3rd I Films? Alka: I am a filmmaker and a painter currently working on a feature documentary called Burqa Boxers, about Muslim female boxers in Kolkata, India. It was developed with the support of ITVS’ (a Center for Public Broadcasting affiliate) […]

Yatra: Interview with Antonio Hidalgo Paz

September 16, 2014
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By Julie Rea Taylor Edited by Darlene Dhillon Antonio Hidalgo Paz, a flamenco artist based out of Madrid, Spain, will join kathak master Pandit Chitresh Das in the world premiere of their collaboration “Yatra: Masters of Kathak & Flamenco” on September 27th & 28th at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California. Question: Antonio please tell […]

Seibi Lee Reflects on OACC Residency

April 1, 2014
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Principal dancer of the Chitresh Das Dance Company, Seibi Lee, spent a year as Artist-in-Residence at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. She took the time to reflect on her years worth of work at OACC and her Kathak journey.

Kathak Appreciation for Toddlers

April 1, 2014
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CDDC Member & Teacher, Farah Shaikh, writes about her experience starting a 'Kathak Appreciation for Toddlers' class at the Chhandam School of Kathak

Youth Blog Spot: Fall in Review

January 29, 2014
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As the Chitresh Das Dance Company & Chhandam School of Kathak move full speed ahead into 2014, Chhandam Youth Dance Company Member, Mayuka Sarukkai takes a moment to reflect on the exciting fall offerings from 2013, sharing her thoughts from the events.