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Quick summary of 2017 and what's cooking for 2018. Please consider donating, and help amplify PDDC~
JustLikeThat at Harlem Stage
2017: A Great Year, Despite
It's been a tough year for the nation but it's galvanized us artists.  In the last year, I've produced several projects in  Colorado, NYC, and DC and all aim to build bridges across cultural and political boundaries to highlight our INTERCONNECTEDNESS.

2017 kicked off with a residency and performances at Colorado College and Denver Art Museum. In NYC, Harlem Stage commissioned me to create an excerpt of  JustLikeThat , my multidisciplinary exploration of news language and state power, also supported by Foundation For Contemporary Arts

For Fall 2018, Center for Performance Research has awarded JLT a technical residency to develop stage design for an evening-length version.  O.O.F. (studies in the opposite of fear) is a solo I've been developing about cultivating centeredness in the face of pervasive anxiety and xenophobia. La MaMa Theatre will present in May 2018.

Stills from video by Nic Petry/Dancing Camera
JustLikeThat (ensemble, l to r) Roopa Mahadevan, Riti Sachdeva, Philip Mayer, Saju Hari (UK/Kerala), Parijat
Dance In The Round , my movement experience for people of all ages and abilities, is on a roll! Dance Teacher magazine published a feature, and I'm being invited by organizations and schools to teach: DC-based immigrant-rights group Many Languages, One Voice, has been one partner. PDDC also produced a DITR benefit for groups doing flood recovery work in Bangladesh and Houston.

This month, I began teaching contemporary dance at the  Mark Morris Dance Center.

DITR Flood Recovery Benefit, Gibney Dance Center | Photos by Sanjay Cherubala
Dalton School | Photo by Justin Greer
To produce these  exciting choreography and teaching projects -- ensuring fees for dancers, musicians, and designers and seeding the production budget -- I need to raise funds. 

Would you be willing to help? You'll be supporting a unique voice on the American arts landscape. Anything you can give will be a huge help!

ONLINE: Via our fiscal sponsor  Fractured Atlas
CHECK: Make out to "Fractured Atlas"; Memo line: "Parijat Desai Dance Company." Mail to 143 Bennett Avenue, #1-O, NY NY 10040.
O.O.F., Judson Church |  Music mixed live by composer Manjunan Gnanaratnam
Parijat Desai Dance Company is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a nonprofit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of PDDC must be made payable to "Fractured Atlas" only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.