The NOCCA Institute & NOBA Present Indian Kathak Dance Master Pandit Chitresh Das & Emmy Award-Winning Tap Star Jason Samuels Smith

In an explosive East-meets-West dance and music event, India Jazz Suites features Pandit Chitresh Das, one of India’s foremost Kathak dance masters, and Jason Samuels Smith, an Emmy-award winning tap star, accompanied live by three classical Indian musicians and a stellar jazz trio that drive the program.

SPILL: A New Work About Life In Louisiana During The 87 Days Of The Deepwater Horizon/BP Oil Spill

SPILL not only recounts the dramatic story of the tragedy on board the Deepwater Horizon and the subsequent impact of the oil spill on the estuary and marine life, but also takes a close look at the people, the history, the culture, and the environmental crisis of coastal erosion facing southern Louisiana. Louisiana is a bellwether of America’s environmental future: what happens along our coastline hints at what’s to come in the rest of the country.