This contemporary kathak choreography investigates sam in North Indian rhythmic tradition.  Sam means to conjoin or come together, and refers to the moment where the first and last beats of the metrical cycle merge, where musical tension is released and begins again, where union and loss coalesce. choreography: Cynthia Lee in collaboration with the dancers music composition: Derrick Skye and Ravindra Deo dancers: Sheetal Gandhi, Cynthia Lee, and Shyamala Moorty musicians: Ravindra Deo (tabla) and Chelsea Lumley (clarinet) Note: the current version has been rescored for cello and tabla.