In memory of Pandit Chitresh Das:

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Join us on Saturday, February 7th at 6:00 PM as we celebrate the life of Kathak legend Pandit Chitresh Das. The memorial service will take place at the Centre for Indian arts at 1386 Gerrard St. E. The evening will be an intimate setting for all of those who were touched by Pt. Das’ work and will include a screening of his documentary, Upaj: Improvise, followed by a period of storytelling, discussion, and Q&A including his brother, Ritesh Das.
The world was shocked by Pt. Das’ sudden passing on January 4th, 2015 due to acute aortic dissection. He continued to inspire those around him with his relentless energy and dedication to teaching kathak. Pt. Das famously said, “Life and death are the only reality. You come alone, you go alone. Only thing to do in between is practice and do whatever you do with love.” His legacy lives on through his wife, Celine, his two daughters, Shivaranjani and Saadhvi, his brother Ritesh Das, his disciples, students, and countless others that he has touched.
If you wish to attend the event please RSVP to melissa@tablaensemble.com by February 2nd.

Listen to artistic director Ritesh Das’ interview on CBC Metro Morning about the opening of the new centre of Indian arts and the recent and sudden passing of his brother Pandit Chitresh Das

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