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​Parijat Desai

Parijat Desai is an India-born, U.S.-raised choreographer who creates hybrids of contemporary and Indian classical dance, theater, and other forms. An autodidact in Indian classical music, Parijat has collaborated with various musicians leading Brooklyn Raga Massive to create scores for dance. Parijat has also interfaced with architecture to explore human experience through the performing body. As a 2016 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, she is developing JustLikeThat, exploring news language and the state. With a 2013–14 Fulbright to India, Parijat filmed The Palace Is Dreaming (forthcoming) at Indo-Islamic architectural sites, edited by filmmaker Alla Kovgan (nora). In 2015, Parijat created Passage, performed at the iconic Corbusier–designed Millowners Building as part of Ahmedabad’s International Theater Laboratory Festival. In 2012–13, she developed a participatory protest score called Freedom. Safety. NOW. with South Asian Women’s Creative Collective.

Past Classes & Events

Movement Research at the Judson Church

May 15, 2017