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************************ UPCOMING ************************

August 2018
CUNY Dance Initiative

Rehearsal Residency at Lehman College
Bronx, NY

September 4–18
Arts Intensive
Stanford University in New York

Parijat will teach a short course based on JustLikeThat/Maya to a selected group of Stanford University students. Class to be held on the Stanford in NYC campus and at Center for Performance Research/Brooklyn.

September 19, 6:30–8:30p
Co-host CPR's Performance Philosophy Reading Group
Center for Performance Research
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

November 25–December 1
Center for Performance Research
Technical/Production Residency
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
CPR has awarded Parijat and collaborators a residency to use the state-of-the-art equipment in their performance space to develop design for JustLikeThat/Maya.

Saturday December 1, 8:00p
Sunday December 2, 7:00p
Monday December 3, 8:00p

Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Avenue | Unit 1
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Supported in part by a Mertz-Gilmore Late-Stage Production Stipend.


************************** PAST **************************

Saturday, July 21, 2:00–8:00p
Chhatpati Mela
presented by Chhaya Community Development Corporation
TIME TBD: Dance In The Round
Parijat will present a brief performance of Garba and will invite the public to participate.
Jackson Heights, Queens

July 8–15
Dance In The Round (+ Rehearsal Residency)
The World Fellowship Center
Conway, New Hampshire
Parijat will teach Garba/Raas at WFC, which promotes social justice and connections between people, communities, and nature through education, recreation, and creative expression. Longtime PDDC dancer Aditi Dhruv will help demonstrate, and will also teach yoga.

Thursday, June 7, 7:00p
Performance Mix Festival
Speyer Hall University Settlement
New York City

Thursday May 17 and Friday May 18
La MaMa Moves! Festival
La MaMa Experimental Theater Club

March 27 and March 29
University of Colorado at Denver
Denver, CO

March 19–24
Texas Tech University
Teaching Residency

March 24
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts
Lubbock, TX

************************** 2017 **************************

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11, 5:00-7:00p
DANCE IN THE ROUND: Flood Recovery Benefit
in association with Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway, 5th Fl, Studio 1
Parijat teaches circle dances from Gujarat, India
All are welcome
FB Event Page | Tickets

Saturday, November 16, 6:30-11:30p
Brooklyn Raga Massive Presents:

Parijat performs for the Brooklyn Raga Massive fundraiser. 
Roulette Intermedium 
509 Atlantic Avenue | Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, November 4, 7:30-11:30p
NAVATMAN: Lunar Celebrations 

Alvin Ailey Studios 5th Floor
405 W 55th St. NY 10019
Parijat teaches garba/raas
FB Event | Tix

Tuesday, October 24, 7:30p
O.O.F. (studies in the opposite of fear)

in the Crossing Boundaries series at
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street NYC
FB Event | Tix

Sunday, October 15, 2:30-4:30p
DANCE IN THE ROUND: All-Levels Studio Workshop
produced by Dakshina Dance Company
Maryland Youth Ballet
Parijat teaches circle dances from Gujarat, India | All are welcome
FB Event Page | Tickets

Sunday, October 7, 2:30-4:30p
co-sponsored by Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) and Dakshina Dance Company
La Casa Community Center | Columbia Heights, Washington DC
We explore circle dances as a vehicle toward creating sanctuary for ourselves | All are welcome
FB Event Page | Tickets

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
OOF (studies in the opposite of fear)
Crossing Boundaries at Dixon Place

Parijat performs OOF a solo movement practice, exploring ways to create alternative emotional states to the dominant anxiety of our time. as part of Dixon Place's curated series for dance works-in-development.
161A Chrystie Street, New York, 7:30p
Ticket Info | FB Event

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Parijat moderates a program of non-curated showings of experimentation and work-in-progress. 
Eden's Expressway 
537 Broadway, 4th Fl NYC

Friday, June 24, 4:00-6:00p
Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway, 11TH Fl, Studio 1
Parijat teaches circle dances from Gujarat, India
All are welcome
FB Event Page | Tickets

Saturday, May 23
La MaMa Block Party
12:30–1:00p: Mini Garba Workshop
All welcome
66 E 4th Street | NYC

Friday, May 19, 8:00p
Parijat performs in 
All dances are too long:
60+ choreographers celebrate thirty years of Fridays at Noon
(Short and pithy dances)
presented by 92nd Street Y
Tickets/Info: http://www.92y.org/event/celebrating-three-decades-of-fridays-at-noon

Monday, May 15, 8:00p, Free
Movement Research @ The Judson Church
Parijat performs O.O.F. (studies in the opposite of fear)
with avant-garde composer Manjunan Gnanaratman in weekly performance series, along with 4 other choreographers.
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square Park South, NYC
Event Info

Thursday–Saturday, April 27–29, 8:00p
Sunday, April 30, 3:00p
From The Horse's Mouth: Indian Dance in America
14th Street Y | NYC
Event Info

Friday March 31 | Saturday April 1
Friday April 7 | Saturday April 8
E-Moves Festival at Harlem Stage
Parijat performs an excerpt of JustLikeThat with dance artist Saju Hari (UK), theater maker/dancer Riti Sachdeva, vocalist Roopa Mahadevan, and percussionist Philip Mayer
Venue Info
 | FB Event

February-March 2017
Residency at Colorado College
Department of Theatre and Dance
Colorado Springs, CO

March 9–11, Thursday–Saturday

In the Mobilities Faculty Dance Concert
Kathryn Mohrman Theater | Armstrong Hall
Colorado College | Colorado Springs
Colorado College dance students perform my work Charged and those of other CC Dance faculty. The show includes contemporary, ballet, and African dance.

Sunday, February 5, 6:00p
Panel/Screening: In Between Theories
as part of 
Mix 29
29th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival
The Spectrum/Dreamhouse
59 Montrose Avenue, Brooklyn
Curators will screen excerpts of Parijat's short film The Palace Is Dreaming, and of other artists, and discuss.

Saturday, January 28 | Sharp Auditorium, 6:30p
Rewiring Bharata Natyam for the 21st Century
a lecture-demonstration by Parijat Desai
presented by
The Asian Art Association of the
Denver Art Museum
Parijat will demonstrate how she innovates on various techniques within the classical dance style. She performs with Denver-based musicians Aaron Paige (mridangam/percussion) and Priya Hariharan (Carnatic violin/vocal). Event followed by a reception for DAM members/PDDC supporters.*
Tickets | FB Event
*Contact info@parijatdesai.org with queries.

Thursday January 26 | Celeste Theater, 6:30p
Rewiring Bharata Natyam for the 21st Century
a lecture-demonstration by Parijat Desai
presented by

Colorado College Department of Dance
Parijat will demonstrate how she innovates on various techniques within the classical dance style. She performs with Denver-based musicians Aaron Paige (mridangam/percussion) and Priya Hariharan (Carnatic violin/vocal).
Free | Public Event Info | FB Event

************************** 2016 **************************

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Signs of the Times
as part of
Crossing Boundaries at Dixon Place

Parijat performs Signs of the Times with Broadway actress/vocalist Cicily Daniels and guitarist David Ellenbogen, as part of Dixon Place's curated series for dance works-in-development.
161A Chrystie Street, New York, 7:30p
Ticket Info | FB Event

July 2016 to June 2018
Movement Research Artist-In-Residence

New York, NY

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 4:30–6:30p
Dance In The Round
Mark Morris Dance Center, Studio C
3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
Tickets: $16 (online), $20 (door)
FB Event

June 13–17, 2016
Theatre Mitu New York Artist Intensive
Parijat will teach movement and theatrical practices of Bharata Natyam to theatre artists
Knockdown Center | Maspeth, NY

SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016 | 4:30-7:30p
Dance In The Round
a participatory dance event
Gibney Dance Center | 890 Broadway, NYC | 5th Floor | Studio 1
Info | Tickets

Wednesday, March 16
Brooklyn Raga Massive presents "Women's Raga Massive"
[collaboration postponed] Parijat Desai performing with Karavika Chamber Music Ensemble
Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn | 8:00p

Wednesday, February 10
Brooklyn Raga Massive presents 
"Ragas In Motion"
including Parijat Desai in JustLikeThat
performing with Roopa Mahadevan and Max ZT
Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn

Sunday, January 17, 3:00p
"Stam-pede" at 
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway @ 95th Street
New York, NY
Parijat presents an excerpt from JustLikeThat with Roopa Mahadevan.
NOTE: This is both a public program and an APAP showcase.

************************** 2015 **************************

Tuesday, December 8, 7:30pm
Dixon Place Presents
Crossing Boundaries
Featuring work by 5 dance artists
including Parijat Desai in
with contemporary Carnatic vocalist Roopa Mahadevan
Event Details

July 27–August 1, 2015
Parijat selected to participate in SUMAC 2015
workshop on collaboration with
Susan Marshall & Company 
New York, NY

May 26–August 18, 2015
in post-production for Delhi film
with filmmaker Alla Kovgan 

February 23–March 6, 2015
Monday to Friday, 10:00a-1:30p
Contemporary Dance Workshop with Parijat Desai
Shoonya Centre for Art and Somatic Practices
shoonyaspace.com | info@
Bangalore, India

Sunday, February 8, 2015
Passage: a site-specific performance
at the iconic Ahmedabad Textile Millowner's Building
designed by Le Corbusier
presented by FaNatika International Documentary Theatre Festival
Ahmedabad, India
11:00a, Free
performed by Parijat Desai with Saju Hari, Sunaina Jain, and Jaskaran Singh Anand
FITDF 2015

************************** 2014 **************************

December 18–20, 2014
Set and Reset*
A Contemporary Dance Workshop with Parijat Desai
Technique + Exercises in Creative Process
@ Shoonya Center for Art and Somatic Practices
Bangalore, India
*Set and Reset is also the title of a seminal work by American choreographer Trisha Brown.
Event Details

Thursday, October 2, 7:30pm
The Outlet Dance on Film Festival
~Screening of excerpts of They Might Be Kings, an in-progress dance film developed by Parijat in India
Grounds For Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Tuesday, September 23, 7:30p
Stanford Alumni Performing Artist Showcase
The Actors’ Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
A/C/G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
2/3 to Hoyt
F/R to Jay Street-Metrotech
On street parking available or in nearby lots.
Please RSVP: http://bit.ly/artworkshow14


July 23–26, 2014
Movement Workshops

October 2013-July 2014
Fulbright-Nehru Scholar
Ahmedabad/Delhi, India
Grant for Teaching/Research
Project: Buildings Bodies Breath (Site-Specific Choreography in Delhi)

February 20–March 6, 2014
Contemporary Dance Technique
Musical Dreams
Safdarjang Enclave, New Delhi
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00a-1:00p
011 41001948
+91 9811466241

************************** 2013 **************************

November 25–December 2, 2013
Contemporary Dance Technique
Gati Dance Forum
Khirkee Extension, off Khirkee Main Road
Opposition Select Citywalk Mall
New Delhi, India
Monday 11/25, Wednesday 11/27
Monday 12/2, Wednesday 12/2
Rs. 1000/4 sessions; Rs. 350/session
Inquiries: info@parijatdesai.org

October 28–November 1, 2013
Contemporary Dance Workshop
Gati Dance Forum
New Delhi, India

September 15-October 4, 2013
Artist Residency
Columbia College, Department of Dance
Chicago, IL

Saturday, August 17, 2013
Panel: "Perceptions and Perspectives of Indian Dance"
IAAC Erasing Borders Dance Festival
47 Great Jones Street, NYC
Moderator: Jonathan Hollander; Panelists: Rachna Sarang, Mandakini Trivedi, Preeti Vasudevan, and Parijat Desai 

Event Info

Saturday, August 10, 10p
Unification 2013: 
A Demonstration for Peace in South Asia and at Home
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St, NYC
Performances by D'Lo, Akshara Percussion Ensemble, Bushra Rehman, and others
Parijat Desai will present a developing solo After, with film projection by Prashant Bhargava
Event Info/Tix
On Chrystie Street b/t Rivington and Delancey
F to 2nd Ave | J/Z to Bowery | 6 to Spring | M to Essex | B/D to Grand

$16/class | Drop-ins welcome
4 Sundays | 1:30-3:00p
May 12, 19, June 2, 9
Open Level
Anamika Navatman | 355 7th Avenue, Suite 206 @ 30th Street, NYC
6 Wednesdays | 7:30-9:00 PM
MAY 22, 29, JUNE 5, 12, 19, 26
Adv. Beg-Slow Int (some dance experience needed)
Randy Warshaw Studio
115 Wooster Street, #2F | b/t Prince and Spring, NYC
NOTE: Studio not open until 7:30p

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Gala for Blacksmith Institute
Tribeca Rooftop, NYC
PDDC Trio performs excerpts

*PDDC opens for Red Baraat*
Thursday, March 28, 7pm

World Cafe Live, Philly
Friday, March 29, 6pm
Webster Hall, New York City
Parijat Desai Dance Company opens for Bhangra/Brass band Red Baraat. Dancers Aditi Dhruv, Danica Holoviak, and Mika Yanagihara join Parijat in performing excerpts from Quiet/Fire and Make Space.

Friday, March 8
Freedom. Safety. NOW. 2.0
at The International Women's Day March/Rally
Rally at Dag Hammaskjold Plaza, 11a
across fromUnited Nations
47th Street and 1st Avenue
Event Details + How to participate in the dance

February 12-13
Silk Road Connect
Eduction Project
of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble 
Teaching with percussionist Shane Shanaham
James A. Bleeker Junior High School

February 5
Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA
From Freedom to the Boom
~an exhibit of 3 generations Indian modern art~
performance @ private event

Saturday, January 26
Freedom. Safety. NOW.
Creative Action Against Gender-Based Violence
Indian Consulate | 3 E. 64th Street
12:00 to 1:00p
Join SAWCC for a creative movement-based protest action in front of the New York City Indian Consulate on India's Republic Day. Our action is a response to the horrific violence wrought upon Jyoti Singh Pandey in India, and on women's bodies everyday around the world. We invite people of all backgrounds and abilities to join us in moving, making noise, and writing letters.
Facebook Event
The movement sequence which we invite you to join.
Instructions on the movement sequence. We'll repeat it 4-5 times.
If you want to help lead movement or rhythm, e-mail info@parijatdesai.org.
Event Details

************************** 2012 **************************

Sunday, August 12, 2012, 8:00pm
Nuyorican Poet's Cafe
236 East 3rd Street (between Avenue B & C), New York City
Purchase Tickets
$15 Student | $20 Early Bird (Until Aug 6) 
$25 Online/Door (after Aug 6)
RSVP on Facebook

Event Details

Half The Sky Festival | Female Folk Feet
Saturday, May 12, 7:30pm
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
Adults $15, Students/Seniors $12 | kumbletheater.org or at the door
Trains: 2345 to Nevins, RQ to Dekalb, BDN to Atlantic/Pacific
Event Details

Keeping Boundaries/Breaking Barriers:
Brooklyn Women in Traditional Performance | Panel
Sunday, April 22, 2:00pm
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St. (Brooklyn Heights)
Kick-Off Event for Half the Sky Festival: Brooklyn Women in Traditional Performance | April 22 - June 8, 2012

2012 BAC Community Arts Regrant Awards Ceremony
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 6:30pm
at Brooklyn Borough Hall
Parijat Desai represents Brooklyn Arts Council awardee Asian American Arts Alliance. She will perform with vocalist Shobana Ram.

Class Series: Contemporary Dance
4 Wednesdays 7:30-9:00p | March 14, 21, 28 & April 4
Randy Warshaw Studio
115 Wooster Street, #2F | b/t Prince and Spring
DISCOUNT: RSVP in Comments on the FB Event Page, and get $1 off per RSVP per class.
Event Details

Class Series with Parijat Desai
6 Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30p
1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22
Battery Dance Company
380 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10013-3518
6-class card: $90; Drop-In: $17
E-mail info@parijatdesai.org for registration info.
Event Details

Sunday, January 8, 2012, 3pm
PDDC performing excerpts in
Stam-pede: A Showcase of Percussive Dance (for APAP)
produced by Focus Dance
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, between West 94th and 95th Sts
New York, NY 10025
Tickets $15/Open to the public
For presenter comps, please e-mail info@parijatdesai.org.
Event Details

************************** 2011 **************************

September 1-25 2011
The New Festival/India Tour

Saturday, September 3, 7p
Park Hotel, 15, Parliament Street
Tuesday, September 6, 7p
ICCR Auditorium
Monday, September 12, 7p
NCPA/Experimental Theatre
Wednesday, September 14, 7p
Park Hotel
Friday, September 16
St. John's Auditorium
Thursday, September 22
Museum Theatre

NOTE: Performances are ticketed by invites. If you would like to attend, please e-mail info@parijatdesai.org to request invites. Indicate name for each requested ticket, and city/date of show. We'll do our best to get them for you!
Tour Promo Page

Contemporary Dance Classes
Mondays 7:00-8:30p*
Avenue C Studio
55 Avenue C, between 4th and 5th Streets
East Village | New York, NY | MAP
REMAINING: 7/25, 8/1
*To stay up to date, check Event Details on PDDC Class Calendar regularly. Also join the Classes mailing list, and/or e-mail info@parijatdesai.org.

Event Details

Saturday June 4 & Sunday June 5, 2011, 7:30pm
PD and Friends: Face The Music
Tribeca Performing Arts Center | Theater 2
A mixed program of dance and music: Parijat is joined by Sameer Gupta (tabla), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Shobana Ram (vocal) and offers glimpses from the creative process.
presented as part of
Tribeca PAC Artists in Residence Program
Works-in-Show Festival
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY
Event Details

Sunday, May 8, 6pm
Erasing Borders Showcase: Dancing Identities in New York
presented by the Indo-Americal Arts Council
Barnard College | Diana Center, Event Oval
3009 Broadway | New York, 10027
Performances by 5 dance artists including Parijat Desai
Event Details

Workshop with Parijat Desai
Six Thursdays, 8:00-9:30p
3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14
Pearl Studios NYC
500 Eighth Avenue, bet 35th & 36th Sts
E-mail info@parijatdesai.org for registration info.
Event Details

February 5-6, 2011
Peridance Faculty Showcase
Peridance Capezio Center
126 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003
Saturday, February 5, 8:30p
Sunday, February 6, 3:00p
Ticket and Info
Event Details

Saturday, January 8, 2011 | 5:00p
Sunday, January 9, 2011 | 8:30p
APAP 2011 (Association of Performing Arts Presenters)
Dance New Amsterdam | 280 Broadway
entrance on Chambers Street between Bway and Centre Sts
New York, NY 10007
PDDC will present a 20-minute program in a shared showcase: Saturday 5:20-5:40p and Sunday 8:50-9:10p.

~a blend of folk, classical, hip-hop, jazz and Gujarati masala~
TUESDAYS, 8:15-9:30PM | SUNDAYS, 4:00-5:30PM
$17/class; $15/class with card
126 East 13th Street, bet 4th and 3rd Aves | New York, NY 10003
212-505-0886 | info@peridance.com | peridance.com
Event Details

8-week Workshop in Indian Contemporary Dance
with Parijat
Co-sponsored by Sa Dance Company
Thursdays, 7:30-9:00p, NYC
Location: TBD

Tuesday, December 21, 7:00p
A. Phillip Randolph High School ~ Holiday Heritage Show

including performances of step, hip-hop, Latin, and a piece by PD's students, Desi Voices
Auditorium Entrance on
135th Street and St. Nicholas Terrace
443 West 135th Street, Office 109
Harlem, New York, 10031
Event Details

************************** 2010 **************************

Wednesday, November 24, and Thursday, December 2, 8pm
Basement Bhangra

204 Varick Street | New York, NY
Subway: 1 to Houston
Doors at 7pm
Parijat teaches the Bhangra lesson at 9p!
Event Details

Friday, October 15, 12pm
Fridays @ Noon | 92Y Harkness Center
Passage To India (shared program)
92nd Street Y
Buttenweiser Hall, 2nd Fl
1395 Lexington Avenue | New York, NY 10128
Event Details

Sunday, September 26, 8pm
Catch excerpts of Songs To Live For at the
DESIRING BODIES: Fashion Show/Awards Ceremony
Asia Society | 725 Park Avenue | New York, NY 10021
Details: www.engendered.org

Sunday, September 19, 8pm
BOL: The Language of Desire in the Poetry, Music and Dance of South Asian Cinema
Performance during panel with Filmmakers Vishal Bhardwaj and Rituparno Ghosh
Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick St | New York, NY 10013

August 25
Demitasse Cafe, Performance
Dancewave Studio (Park Slope) | Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, June 5, 2010 & Sunday, June 6, 2010
Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents
Songs to Live For
Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Theater 2
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
June 5, 2010, 8 pm
June 6, 2010, 3 pm & 7 pm
Buy Tickets

Event Details

Saturday, May 15, 2010
PDDC appearring at
Indo-American Arts Council's
Evening at the Mughal Court
K Lounge, 30 W. 52nd Street, bet 5th and 6th Avenues
7:00pm-midnight, $75-$100
Details: www.iaac.us/Mughal-Court/index.htm

Thursday, May 6, 2010
San Francisco Asian Art Museum
Lecture Demonstration
200 Larkin Street (between Fulton and McAllister Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94102
In the Civic Center district, across from City Hall.
Event Details

Sunday, April 25, 2010
Engendered Festival of Dance
Program of solos by choreographers including Parijat Desai
Lincoln Center | Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse | Rose Building

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Work-In-Progress Showing
Artists in Residence Program
Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Theater 2
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
PLEASE RSVP: info@parijatdesai.org

Friday, March 12, 2010
Indo American Arts Council and Middlesex County College
Site of Departure, Source of Arrival
Dance Concert and Visual Art Exhibition
Art of the south Asian Diaspora
THEATRE, Middlesex County College
2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08118

Opening & Reception, 5pm to 7pm
Dance Concert & Panel, 7pm to 9pm
$20; Students/Seniors $10

Event Details

Friday, March 19, 2010
"India Talks" Talk Show
ITV Gold in Queens
Time Warner Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 34, RCN Channel 82
Brief appearance and solo

************************** 2009 **************************

Sun Dec 13    3pm - 6pm
Mon Dec 14   11am - 1pm
Sat  Dec 19   11am - 2pm
Sun Dec 20   3pm - 6pm
E-mail your availability immediately with a resume, description of your dance/movement background, brief statement about your interest in PDDC, and contact info to info@parijatdesai.org.
Event Details

December 2, 9, 16
Adult Beginning Classes in Indian Classical Dance with Parijat

(Classes are drop-in. No registration required. Dance experience is helpful.)
Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415
Phone: 718.624.8400

December 8, 2009
7:30 pm
Performance by Parijat Desai Dance Company
University of Rhode Island
Honors Colloquium Series: "Demystifying India"
Edwards Auditorium
Kingston, RI

Beginning Workshop in Indian Classical Dance with Parijat
6 Wednesdays: October 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 11, 18
Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415
Phone: 718.624.8400
3 More Classes Added at the Mark Morris Dance Center!
Drop-ins: December 2, 9, & 16

Event Details

Thursday-Saturday, October 8-10, 2009
Parijat Desai Dance Company performs in "Moving Landscapes"
presented by the Vancouver Celebrates Diwali Festival
The Dance Centre
8 pm
677 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6, Canada
(604) 606-6400

September 2009-June 2010
Parijat Desai Dance Company is an Artist-In-Residence @
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007


Performances of Rewired
by Stanford undergraduates
choreography by Parijat Desai

Thursday, April 16

Stanford University, Roble Studio

Saturday, May 2
UC Berkeley | CalState East Bay | Stanford Dance Exchange
Stanford University

Rewired: Site-Specific Iterations
Sunday, May 17
Cantor Center for the Arts
Choreographed by Parijat Desai
Arranged by Diane Frank
Cantor Museum grounds
1-2:30 pm | Free and open to the public
Stanford event calendar
Event Details

March 7, 8, 9
Adaptation of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land
Directed by Tony Kramer, Co-choreographed by Parijat Desai
Roble Dance Studio, Stanford University
375 Santa Teresa Street

January-March 2009
Institute For Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University

Thursday, January 29
Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) Lecture Series
Stanford University, Roble Dance Studio
12:00-1:00 pm, FREE
375 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305

Saturday, January 31
IDA presents Parijat Desai Dance Company
Informal Performance
Stanford University, Roble Dance Studio
5:00-6:30 pm, FREE
375 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305

Company Reception
Aicon Gallery | Palo Alto
7:00-9:00 pm
By Invitation
RSVP: paloalto@aicongallery.com
Event Details

************************** 2008 **************************

Beginning Workshop in Indian Classical Dance
with Parijat

Tuesdays: November 11, 18, 25 and December 2, 9, 16
Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415
Phone: 718.624.8400
Event Details

September 20
Pratham Gala Fundraiser
~for Universal Primary Education in India~
Boston, MA

Wednesday, August 20
Indo-American Arts Council presents PDDC in
Erasing Borders 2008: Festival of Indian Dance
The Ailey Citigroup Theater, New York City
$35, $25 for Seniors/Students
Event Details

Workshop With Parijat Desai
A Contemporary Approach to Bharata Natyam
1 Sunday left!: August 3
Time: 4:00-5:30p
Location: Raízes do Brasil Capoeira Brooklyn
347 Flatbush Avenue at Park Place, 2nd Floor
Q to 7th Avenue | 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza Station
For info about future classes, join our mailing list (and select "Classes") or e-mail info@parijatdesai.org.
Event Details

Friday, May 23 and Sunday, May 25, 8pm
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
First Floor Theatre
74A East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $15 | $10 for students/seniors
Box Office: 212-475-7710

Event Details

************************** 2007 **************************

National Performance Network Annual Meeting
ArtBurst (for conference attendees)
Saturday, December 8, 9:30am
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) | Riverfront
New Orleans, LA

Benefit for Asako Takami
November 11, 6:30pm, $25
Unitarian Church of All Souls
1157 Lexington Avenue @ 80th Street
New York, NY

Women's World Banking Fundraiser
Friday, November 9
Guest of Honor: Ela Bhatt (Founder of Seva)
New York, NY

PDDC New York Season
October 18-20

Thursday-Saturday, 8:30pm
$15.00 ($10.00 Danspace Project Members)
Danspace Project
St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
Info: 212-674-8112
Reservations: 212-674-8194
Event Details

Downtown Dance Festival
August 26
1-4pm (to see PDDC, please arrive by 2:30pm)
The Lawn at Battery Park
Adjacent to the corner of State and Pearl, 1 to South Ferry; 4/5 to Bowling Green; R to Whitehall
New York, NY

Desilicious Fundraiser for PDDC!
Sholay Productions and Curry Club NYC Present:
Desilicious: Freedom Fling!
Saturday, August 18
Doors Open 10pm
Club Shelter
150 Varick St (btwn Van Dam and Spring) | C/E to Spring | 1 to Houston St
ADMISSION: Regular admission is $15. But! Mention Parijat Desai Dance Company at the door, and get in for $10 all night. $5 of your cover will be donated to the dance company. P.S. I'm doin' a little somethin' somethin' at midnight.
http://www.sholayevents.com | 212.713.5111
Event Details

Saturday, April 28, 3:00 pm
PDDC Informal Showing
w/ post-performance Q&A
Speyer Hall, University Settlement
2nd Floor
184 Eldridge Street (at Rivington Street)
New York, NY
Suggested donation, $5

Saturday, March 24, 4:30 pm
Armand Hammer Museum, UCLA
Preview ArtWallah Event
presented MCorp and UCLA
(invite only)

Monday March 19-Friday, March 23
Skirball Cultural Center
Residency and Performances
Evening Shows:
Thursday, March 22, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 23, 8:00 p.m.
$18 General, $15 Skirball and Dance Resource Center Members, $10 Full-Time Students
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4500
Event Details

Friday, February 1, 7:30pm
Performance for Jump Associates
Hotel Healdsburg
Healdsburg, CA

Sunday, January 21, 7:15-7:30pm
Arts Presenters Conference
Pentacle Gallery Showcase
New York City Center
130 West 55th Street
between 7th and 8th Avenues
New York, NY

************************** 2006 **************************

Friday, December 1, 8pm
Migritude, by Shailja Patel ODC Theater
3153 17th St @ Shotwell St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Box Office: 415-863-9834
Box Office Hours: 2pm -5pm, Wed-Sat
San Francisco, CA

Sunday, November 5, 5pm and 8pm
Migritude, by Shailja Patel
Bay Area Premiere
La Pena Cultural Center
Hecho en Califas Festival
3105 Shattuck Avenue (@ Ashby)
Berkeley, CA 94705 USA
[3 Blocks from Ashby BART station]

Saturday, October 28
Performance: Migritude
UC Merced
Merced, CA

October 23-27
Artist Residency for Migritude
with Shailja Patel, Kim Cook
World Cultures Institute
University of California, Merced
Merced, CA

Sunday, September 24
PDDC Company Audition
Trisha Brown Studios
Studio #4
625 W. 55th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10019
Click here for event details and/or e-mail info@parijatdesai.org for details.

June 24
ArtWallah Festival
Japan America Theater
Los Angeles, CA
7:30 - 10pm
Event Details

Saturday, May 13, 8pm
PDDC Performance
Northwestern University
Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center
Ballroom Studio Theatre
Evanston, Illinois
Event Details

Also on May 13
Lecture/Demo (with participation)
Northwestern University
Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center
Ballroom Studio Theatre

Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, 8:30 pm
Out of Space @ BRICstudio
copresented by Danspace Project
57 Rockwell Place, 2nd Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Event Details

Sunday, January 22, 7:45 pm
Arts Presenters Conference
Pentacle Showcase
New York City Center
130 West 55th Street
between 7th and 8th Avenues
New York, NY

************************** 2005 **************************

December 8 Performance with Kathak Artist, Vaishali Trivedi
for Artwallah Sponsor, Con Edison
Cultural Diversity Affinity Group Luncheon
Diamond Palace
Diamond Bar, CA
1 pm

Friday, December 2
An Evening of Inspirational Performance to benefit the
1310 Mission Street (at 9th)
San Francisco, CA 94103
8:00 pm
Suggested donation: $10-$200
(No one turned away for lack of funds. To volunteer, contact Susan at info@parijatdesai.org or at 510-848-2267.)
Event Details

November 2
Solo performance at the IDSA DesignAbout
hosted by Hewlett Packard, www.idsa.org
Dinah's Garden Hotel, Palo Alto
7:30-9 pm

October 29
UCLA Parents' Weekend performance
Amber Studio, Glorya Kaufman Building, UCLA
2:30 pm

October 22
WAC is Back
Amber Studio, Glorya Kaufman Hall, UCLA
1-5 pm

August 29-September 23
Parijat working with choreographer David Roussève at UCLA
September 29-December 10
PD teaching at UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures

Friday, August 19
Performance at Passport Fridays
Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
6:30pm, FREE
www.queensmuseum.org, 718-592-9700
[7 train to Willet Point/Shea Stadium, +15 min walk to museum]
Open Rehearsals in the Triangle Gallery:
Saturday, August 13, 4-7PM
Tuesday, August 16, 6-9PM (with musicians)
Thursday, August 18, 6-9PM (with musicians)
*To attend rehearsal, please RSVP at info@parijatdesai.org*
Event Details

July 17-August 19
Dance in Queens Residency
PDDC in residence at Queens Museum of Art
www.queensmuseum.org, www.topazarts.org

May 22

Demonstration, UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures, Studio 214, 1 PM

May 20-21
Dance Conversations 2005: Indian Dance in California
Ektaa Center, Irvine, CA

************************** 2004 **************************

December 1,3
The Other Festival; Chinmaya Heritage Centre
Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai, India

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Photo by Sallie DeEtte Mackie, Performer: Parijat Desai