Sita Haran

CDDC Repetoire - Sita Haran
Choreographed, composed, and directed by Kathak icon, Pandit Chitresh Das - Sita Haran (the abduction of Sita) is a dynamic and original interpretation of an excerpt from the great epic of India, the Ramayana.

Sita Haran brings this ancient epic to life with an international all-female cast of dancers, sumptuous multimedia, Sanskrit poetry and an original score. Pandit Das delves deeply into the characters, creating a unique contemporary perspective, shedding new light on this story of greed, lust, distraction and divine intervention.

SITA HARAN showcased a work in progress performance in San Francisco in 2009, then premiered at REDCAT in Los Angeles, CA and in Kolkata, India in 2010.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.Art Works. The presentation of The Chitresh Das Dance Company was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

  • image “Stunning contemporary resonance ... performers dazzled the audience with both their mastery of Kathak and enactment of one of India's most beloved epics." India West
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Sita Haran Photo Gallery // Credits - Brooke Duthie

Tours Dates // CDDC is available for 2015 tours

Past Tour Dates // 

April 6, 2013 - Scottsdale Center, Scottsdale AZ

May 11, 2013 - Boston MA

Artist Bios // Visit our Company Dancers page

Choreographer Bio // Learn more about Pandit Chitresh Das

Tech Specs, Bookings & Images // Contact Cathy Pruzen at 415-789-5051


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