The Chandigarh Literature Festival is back! The festival featuring the largest celebration of books and films is scheduled from 1-4th November 2018.
In the countdown to the 7th edition, a theatrical performance ‘Notes on Chai’, is being organized on 02-Sep-18. The play is directed by Jyoti Dogra a well-known theatre practitioner based in Mumbai
“Notes on Chai” is a collection of snippets of everyday conversations interwoven with abstract sound explorations that attempt to relocate our relationship with the everyday.T he abstract sound explorations are inspired by Tibetan chanting, Western Harmonics, and Extended vocal techniques.
The piece attempts to explore the inner and outer landscape of individual lives bringing forth the immediacy, humor and pathos of the everyday through metaphors created with the body, voice and text.
Jyoti Dogra is a theatre practitioner based in Mumbai. She has been devising, directing and performing original works, that are strongly invested in the body, exploring physical and vocal(sound) imagery, with only minimal design support. Her work looks at life in big cities, working with metaphors created with the body, voice, and text. Her past works have been supported by the India Foundation for the Arts (Bangalore) the Goethe Institut (New Delhi) , Prohelvetia ( New Delhi ) and the Saison Foundation, (Tokyo).
Other than making solo works, she has collaborated on a performance based on Noh theatre with the Japanese theatre company ARICA and on a multimedia theatre piece with German filmmaker Bernd Luetzeler. She also directed a devised piece “Toye” based on Fire and the Rain by Girish Karnad. Her theatre practice is inspired by the actor’s processes in the Grotowski tradition, and her training in Yoga, Kathakali and Seraikela Chau.
Her works have been showcased in all major cities in India and abroad. She has also performed in Singapore, Tokyo, New York, Washington DC, Ohio, London and many other places around the globe.
Jyoti Dogra was awarded a research residency by Pro Helvetia New Delhi. The piece ‘Notes On Chai’ was conceptualized during her residency in Switzerland.
You are cordially invited to attend the program.