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INSTITUTE FOR DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS (IDA)
STANFORD UNIVERSITY
presents
PARIJAT DESAI DANCE COMPANY
Quiet/Fire


LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION
Thursday, January 29, 2009
12:00pm - 1:00pm, FREE
Roble Dance Studio, Stanford University
375 Santa Teresa, Stanford, CA
IDA Artist Fellow Parijat Desai shares a bit about her artistic process, and her dance company performs excerpts.

RM CC PD QuietFire



PERFORMANCE

Saturday, January 31, 2009
5:00pm - 6:30pm, FREE
Roble Dance Studio, Stanford University
375 Santa Teresa, Stanford, CA
Parijat Desai Dance Company presents Malaysia (excerpts), Listening #5, and Quiet/Fire (excerpts). Performers: Desai, Aditi Dhruv, Penelope Kalloo and Riyo Mito.
  

The WallNew York-based Parijat Desai Dance Company performs an elegant and exciting hybrid of Indian classical and modern dance, which the New York Times called "a seamless blending of the new and old." Desai's work has performed at venues around the country including the Getty Center (LA), P.S. 122 (NYC), the ODC Theater (SF), and the HP DesignAbout (Palo Alto). In 2008, the company was awarded the prestigious New York Foundation for the Arts BUILD grant and the Asian American Arts Alliance SOAR grant to expand their innovative work in dance.
Choreographer Parijat Desai, described as "a major talent who bears watching...offering clean, crisp, rhythmic attacks...a powerhouse" (LA Times) is currently an Artist Fellow at the Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) at Stanford University for Winter 2009.
At Stanford, Desai is collaborating with Dance Faculty Tony Kramer on a performance based on T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land (shows: March 5, 6, 7). Desai will also be setting repertoire on students with co-direction from Dance Division Prof. Diane Frank.

www.parijatdesai.org

Photos: (from top) Tim Hawkings; Rose Eichenbaum; Michael Broemer (R)

     
  Photo by Sallie DeEtte Mackie, Performers: Aditi Dhruv, Anjali Tata, Parijat Desai
...a major talent who bears watching...offering clean, crisp, rhythmic
attacks...a powerhouse-  Los Angeles Times
...bold, definitive interpretations...clarity and flair predominate-  India Post