Feminist Killjoys Reading Group (FKRG) is a research and performance project that Rajni is directing in collaboration with the Western Sydney based theatre company Urban Theatre Projects.
In January 2017, Rajni Shah Projects shared its remaining company funds equally between 19 individuals, who had responded to a call for proposals. This was the final act of the company, which will formally close on March 31, 2017.
'Song' was a performance at Independent Dance's What Remains festival in London in 2016, performed by Collin Clay-Chase, Emma Frankland, Kazuko Hohki, Omikemi, and Sheila Ghelani.
Holding OPEN with Karen Christopher and Rajni Shah
writing, and a series of silences
Saturday January 16th 5-8pm
Chisenhale Dance Space (main space), 64-84 Chisenhale Road, London, E3 5QZ
Lying Fallow was a series of gatherings for 30 people exploring the notion of 'lying fallow' - curated and produced by Mary Paterson, Rajni Shah, Susan Sheddan and Tiffany Charrington.
A gathering of people, projects and ideas connected to community and arts practice.
Engage with artists from diverse fields of practice including:
Visiting international VCA teacher Rajni Shah - UK performance artist
Kate Sulan - Director of Rawcus Theatre
Pia Smith - consultant at Effective Change Pty Ltd and freelance writer/editor
give what you can, take what you need is a playful exploration of notions of community and conversation through gift exchange.
Drawing on Rajni's research projects into gift-giving as intervention in public space, this interactive performance is designed to take place in busy communal areas. Passers-by are greeted by a large dinner table, where various other members of the public may be seated at any time. Newcomers are invited to take part by accepting a gift, entering into a relationship with the gathering for as long or as short a time as they choose.
give what you can, take what you need was originally commissioned by Futuresonic 2008 and the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster, and toured in 2008-2009 alongside Dinner with America.This piece can still occasionally be booked. Please use the contact form.