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.