Desai is a contemporary choreographer and dancer. Her work
draws upon bharata natyam, modern dance, and yoga. Although her choreography
is a hybrid of forms, she strives to give aesthetic and technical
integrity to each piece. Parijat has trained in bharata natyam under
Rathna Kumar, Katherine Kunhiraman, Viji Prakash and others. She studied
choreography at UCLA. Parijat has presented work at the J. Paul Getty
Center and California Plaza in Los Angeles, at Performance Space 122
in New York and at festivals such as Desh Pardesh in Toronto and the
Bangalore Biennial in India. She is currently a recipient of a California
Arts Council Multicultural Grant.
Performers: Parijat Desai
Music: Bombay Jayshree
Text: written by Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich
Nhat Hanh ("Recommendation" from Call Me by My True Names.
Parallax Press, Berkeley, California.)
Text read by Minal Hajratwala
Quiet/Fire was made possible in part by the California Arts Council.