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MEETING ROOM (ENTER by way of 55 Washington Square South)

Doors at 55 Washington Square South open at 7:30. Performance at 8:00pm

Choreographer Parijat Desai performs with Avant-Garde Composer Manjunan Gnanaratnam in “Movement Research at the Judson Church,” a weekly high-visibility, low-tech performance series curated by New York’s hub for experimental dance.

Parijat Desai presents O.O.F. (studies in the opposite of fear), a collaboration emerging from ongoing conversations between the two artists that began in 2012. This structured improvisation—their first move from dialogue to action—explores periodicity and the unfolding of macro and micro cycles in the human experience. The evening is shared by Parijat and four other choreographers. Parijat is a 2016–18 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence.

BACKGROUND
Avant-garde composer, interdisciplinary artist, and technologist, Manjunan Gnanaratnam has worked at the intersection of the multidisciplinary identity of modern, postmodern, and contemporary dance for 30+ years. His current work includes explorations in Physical Computing Methodologies and Multidisciplinary Identities in Dance, research on The Optimum Creative Dialog Phenomenon in live interactions between Western music and modern/postmodern dance, and his forthcoming book on Music and Dance.

Manjunan and I have dialogued about wide-ranging topics since 2012. As part of my Movement Research artist residency I have the opportunity to perform in MR's weekly series at Judson, so Manjunan and I decided to create something together for this venue.

More information about Manjunan's work can be obtained at manjunan.com.