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      PARIJAT DESAI
PRESENTATION OF CHOREOGRAPHY
     
6/03 Artwallah Festival, Renberg Theater at the Village, Los Angeles, CA. South Asian festival of contemporary art and performance.  
5/03
Siteworks, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA. Site-specific performance of collaboration with Liam Clancy, Iddrisu Saaka, and Denise Uyehara.  
11/02
Navadisha: New Directions, Zilka Hall, Houston, TX. Shared evening of contemporary South Asian dance sponsored by Samskriti Society for Indian Performing Arts.  
10/02
Parijat Desai & Dancers, Roble Theater, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. Concert cosponsored by the Asian American Activities Center and Institute for Diversity in the Arts.  
6/02
South Asian Network, Long Beach, CA. Fundraiser for nonprofit community organization.  
2/02
Bangalore Biennial, Attakalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore, India. International festival of contemporary dance.  
11/01
Treasure in the House, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA. Asian-American performance festival.  
10/01
Quiet/Fire, California Plaza, Los Angeles, CA. Commissioned by Grand Performances to develop a work in collaboration with renowned Taiko artist Kenny Endo.
9/01
Indian Dance in the Diaspora (conference), Rice University, Houston, TX.
Bharata Natyam in the Diaspora (conference), Dance Center of Columbia College, Chicago, IL.
 
5/01
Artwallah, ArtShare, Los Angeles, CA.  
3/01
Ekta Earthquake Relief Benefit, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA.
New Stuff, P.S. 122 Performance Space, New York, NY.
 
1/01
Bloodmemories, Dance Studio Theater, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA.  
11/00
Bringin' It Home: Stanford Alumni Dance Concert, Roble Dance Studio, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.  
10/00
Dance Moving Forward Festival: Body As Test, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Venue, Venice, CA. Presented solo work and installation in gallery.
Diasporadics, Riverside Church, New York, NY. South Asian contemporary arts festival.
 
7/00
Dance Kaleidoscope 2000, California Plaza, Los Angeles, CA. Southern California dance festival.  
6/00
Desh Pardesh Intra-national Festival/Conference, Toronto, Canada. South Asian festival of art and politics.  
5/00
Flying Solo, J. Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA. Shared evening of solo work with Sen Hea Ha and Carmela Hermann.
Artwallah, ArtShare, Los Angeles, CA.
 
2/00
Love Fest, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA.  
10/99
By Any Stretch, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA. Presented an evening of choreography.  
7/99
Dance Kaleidoscope, California Plaza, Los Angeles, CA.  
7/98
Attakalari Choreolab, Bangalore, India. Developed/performed new work at workshop for young Indian choreographers/dancers; featured on Star News, India’s cable channel.
Desh Pardesh, Toronto, Canada.
 
5/98
Synergy/The Offering, UCLA Theater 200, Los Angeles, CA. MFA concert.  
1/98
Jai Uttal, House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA. Performed with musician who combines elements of Indian devotional music with rock/jazz.
American College Dance Festival, Costa Mesa, CA.
 
8/95
Mehfil Mastani, Squid Performance Space, New York, NY. Presentations by South Asian artists working in music, dance, theater, writing, and visual art.  
1990-1992
1994-1995
Salangaioli, Stanford University. Started amateur bharata natyam (BN) group, which gave lecture-demos and performed new arrangements of classical choreography at Stanford University and at community events in N.Y.C.  
PERFORMANCE  
9/02
Rose-Colored Glasses, directed by David Roussève, Ripley/Grier Studios, New York, NY. Showing of new contemporary musical theater work based on the life of jazz great Billy Strayhorn.  
12/01
Lynn Dally’s Rhythm-a-ing: A percussive adventure, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA. Guest performer in cross-cultural piece by the director of L.A.’s Jazz/Tap Ensemble.  
7/00, 5/99
David Roussève/Reality, Los Angeles, CA. Participated in movement research project; was an ensemble member in his Los Angeles production of Love Songs.  
9/98–10/98
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, London, UK. Apprenticed with UK-based contemporary dance company.  
8/98
Margam, Los Angeles, CA. Performed in BN production by Malati Iyengar and Guru Narmada.  
11/93–12/94
Rae Dance, Harlem, NY. Apprenticed with Stephanie Rae Parker’s modern dance company based at Harlem School of the Arts.  
8/92–6/93
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble TraininGroup, Denver, CO. Performed as part of the CPRDE professional training program.  
1986–1990
Bharata Natyam. Performed as solo artist in Denver and Bay Area at community and educational events.  
OTHER  
6/03
Dance Moving Forward Festival, Venice, CA. Presenter on panel discussion, The Object of Dance.  
6/99
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Lee, MA. Invited to participate in lighting and choreography workshop with Dana Reitz and Jennifer Tipton.  
2/99
Stanford Alumni Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA. Presented video Trivial Pursuits, choreographed, filmed, and edited by PD.  
6/96
DanceUSA Conference, Los Angeles, CA. Selected to be on panel The Forward Edge of Choreography moderated by David Gere.