Z Space and Chitresh Das Dance Company Present:


Indian Kathak and American Tap

December 18 & 19, 2015 on Z Space's Main Stage


Rachna Nivas, Rina Mehta (Kathak), & Michelle Dorrance, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards (Tap)

Indian Kathak dance and American tap dance, continents and ages apart, share parallel stories of struggle and perseverance. They come together in this sensational collaboration that is rhythm, poetry, storytelling, music and dance.

SPEAK carries forward the legacy of iconic artists like Pandit Chitresh Das, Jimmy Slide and James Buster Brown, while bringing to the forefront the voices of a new generation of female artists. Serving as the bridge between tradition and innovation, history and progress, Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas, Michelle Dorrance, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards create nothing short of magic on the stage.

Joined by the world’s leading Indian classical and jazz musicians, SPEAK promises to thrill, provoke and move your spirit


Musical Director: Salar Nader

Additional Musical Contributors:
Ben Kunin, sarod
Raginder Momi Singh, violin
Deepti Warrier, vocals
Irum Musharraf, vocals