Maui Arts & Entertainment

The MACC to Present ‘Upaj: Improvise’ in September

August 7, 2015, 8:41 AM HST
* Updated August 7, 8:43 AM
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aeBy Maui Now Staff

The Maui Arts & Cultureal Center will present Upaj: Improvise on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater.

The film will take the audience behind the scenes to watch the birth and journey of India Jazz Suites, a phenomenal East-meets-West collaboration featuring Indian Kathak Master and Guru Pandit Chitresh Das, and tap star Jason Samuels Smith.

Shot backstage and on the streets of India, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Upaj:Improvise captures the exhilaration and magic of the India Jazz Suites tour and offers a kaleidoscopic view of Indian history, culture and tradition.

There will also be a demonstration of kathak dance prior to the film and a post-screening discussion with filmmaker Antara Bhardwaj of the Chitresh Das Dance Company.

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“Watching these two artists match percussive footwork was one of the most blissful dance experiences of the decade.”—San Francisco Chronicle

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Tickets are $12. To purchase tickets, call 242-SHOW (808-242-7469) or go online.

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