Excerpt from Pancha Jati
from ""A Superior Race of Strong Women": North Indian Classical Dance in the San Francisco Bay Area." by Sarah Morelli, pg. 340-367
In The Music of Multicultural America
By Kip Lornell and Anne K. Rasmussen



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Excerpt from Pancha Jati [2002] at San Francisco’s Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center.

As described in the accompanying chapter, this clip involves choreographed dance material accompanied by recitation of bols, mnemonic syllables that correspond to the dancers’ and drummers’ performance.

This video example includes two more excerpts of choreography by Pandit Chitresh Das performed by members of the Chitresh Das Dance Company.
2002, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center. San Francisco, California.
Pandit Chitresh Das. Performers [L to R] at beginning of clip include Seibi Lee, Rachna Nivas, Leah Brown, Joanna Meinl, and Farhana Huq, who are later joined by Farah Yasmeen Shaikh
Excerpt from Pancha Jati [2002] at San Francisco’s Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center. As described in the accompanying chapter, this clip involves choreographed dance material accompanied by recitation of bols, mnemonic syllables that correspond to the dancers’ and drummers’ performance.
“Chaitee” from Sampurnam [2004] at Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, featuring Jaiwanti Das Pamnani.
“Laykari” from Sampurnam [2004], featuring Charlotte Moraga. The faint outline of Pandit Chitresh Das can be seen standing behind a screen near the back of the stage. He is dancing and playing tabla placed on a table at waist height, and his voice can be heard prominently reciting dance rhythms in this clip.