PAST PROJECTS

Projects I have created with Parijat Desai Dance Company and independently

 
   Freedom. Safety. NOW.   1.0 at the Indian Consulate.

Freedom. Safety. NOW. 1.0 at the Indian Consulate.

Freedom. safety. now.

A participatory protest choreography created in the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi rape, in solidarity with protesters in India protesting sexual violence, and honoring victims/survivors. Conceived by Jaishri Abichandani and choreographed Parijat Desai, with members of SAWCC (South Asian Women’s Creative Collective/NYC).

   Freedom. Safety. NOW. ,  Line drawing by   Jaishri Abichandani

Freedom. Safety. NOW., Line drawing by Jaishri Abichandani


PASSAGE

Site-specific dance theater performance exploring phases of human life, choreographed for the iconic ATMA building in Ahmedabad, India, designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. Performed as part of the Fanatika International Theatre Laboratory Festival.

   Saju Hari   (UK, Kerala) in   Passage   at the ATMA Building, Ahmedabad, India.

Saju Hari (UK, Kerala) in Passage at the ATMA Building, Ahmedabad, India.


  Parijat Desai  in   After Oak Creek.  . Video projection by  Prashant Bhargava .

Parijat Desai in After Oak Creek.. Video projection by Prashant Bhargava.

AFTER OAK CREEK

A movement meditation created following the shooting of members of the Sikh community in Oak Creek, WI, to process the disorientation, grief, and anger and arrive at some degree of hope. Performed for Unification (a joint SA independence-day celebration of solidarity) in 2012, then expanded for Unification 2013, in honor of victims and survivors.

After Oak Creek PD fists reach-1.jpeg