Event Information
Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents
Parijat Desai Dance Company: PD & Friends Face The Music
Saturday, June 04, 2011 through Sunday, June 05, 2011

a TPAC Work & Show Festival presentation

Length: 1 hr 15 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Choreographer Parijat Desai explores possibilities for creating contemporary dance to Hindustani-style music, working with and collaborators Sameer Gupta (tabla), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), and Shobana Ram (vocal).* In addition to sharing excerpts of their own creative work, these artists will present short dances to the musical genres of thumri, khayal, and tarana. Desai and Co. risk the ire of classicists who feel she's stepping on their territory, and the snub of avant-gardists who think she's stuck in the past. Get a glimpse of the creative process, and form your own opinion.

Parijat Desai Dance Company performs a hybrid of Indian classical and modern dance the New York Times called a “seamless blending of the new and old.” Choreographer Parijat Desai brings together the lines, rhythms and theatricality of Indian classical dance with the dynamism and conceptual experimentation of modern dance, creating new vocabularies that move across boundaries of tradition and culture. PDDC has been presented by venues including the Grand Performances and Skirball Cultural Center (LA); Northwestern University (Chicago); and Danspace Project, La MaMa, BRIC Studio, and Queens Museum of Art (NY). PDDC also performed at The Other Festival (India) and in Desh Pardesh (Toronto). The company is a 2008 recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts BUILD grant.

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.