PARIJAT DESAI DANCE COMPANY

 Mohan Kulasingam, Aditi Dhruv, Riyo Mito in  Make Space .

Mohan Kulasingam, Aditi Dhruv, Riyo Mito in Make Space.

about the company

Parijat began Parijat Desai Dance Company in Los Angeles in 2000, as a vehicle to explore the complex process of hybridizing Indian classical and contemporary dance techniques as well as to experiment with various approaches to choreographic process when blending forms. She also investigated new ways to work with Carnatic and Hindustani music systems to generate scores for contemporary dance. She create works including Thaka Dimi, Rewired, The Wall, Quiet/Fire, Malaysia, Make Space, and Songs To Live For with the company. During this period she collaborated with various musicians including Taiko master Kenny Endo, violin virtuoso Arun Ramamurthy, and table/jazz drums expert Sameer Gupta. While in LA, her work was presented by venues including Highways Performance Space, California Plaza, and the Getty Museum and won a Lester Horton Award for Performance, Durfee Foundation Artist Fellowship, and California Arts Council funding. She was in Attakalari Centre for Movement Arts’s ChoreoLab and Bangalore Biennale; and apprenticed for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company/UK. Parijat shifted the company to New York City in 2004, and performed with her group around NYC, as well as in Houston, Chicago, Boston, SF Bay Area, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and all over India. Parijat created and performed with PDDC until 2013,

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