All Jazzed Up

Traditional Kathak dancer master Pandit Chitresh Das and Emmy-winning tap-dancer Jason Samuels Smith met backstage at the 2004 American Dance Festival, and it was a match made in heaven: The former child prodigies shared a similar approach to dance, a passion for exploring the possibilities of rhythmic improvisation, and a belief that the arts can unite communities.

See them in action tonight and tomorrow night in India Jazz Suites, a Lakewood Cultural Center program including a traditional Kathak solo, tap-dancing and a collaborative composition between Das and a jazz trio. Tickets are $26, and the show is at 470 South Allison Parkway in Lakewood; call 303-987-7845 or visit
Wed., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., 2007

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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