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Rajni Shah


Rajni Shah has been creating and directing original performance work since 1999. Her work ranges from large-scale performance installations made through an in-depth collaborative process to small solo interventions in public spaces.

She has performed in the UK, Europe and USA, including the National Review of Live Art, Alternate ROOTS, Tanzquartier Wien, Arnolfini Bristol, Nuffield Lancaster, SpielArt Munich and the Chelsea Theatre.

Her work as an artist leans gently but clearly across disciplines, countries and thought structures. She is a quiet voice of change, creating and curating visually engaging performances, interventions and writings that open up space for conversation and meeting. Whether in a public space, in a theatre or on the page, Rajni finds ways to shift perspectives and invite intimate dialogue with strangers.

In 2010 Rajni is developing Glorious, a new musical that will be completely reinvented for each of ten performances, featuring members of the public in each location as musicians and performers. If you would like to find out more about how to become involved as a partner or participant, please visit Rajni’s website.

Date Title Venue City
1 June 2013 Glorious Closing Party Toynbee Studios
30 May 2013 Glorious film and book launch Toynbee Studios
1 December 2012 Glorious Live at LICA Lancaster
8–9 June 2012 Glorious Pulse Festival Ipswich
4 May 2012 Glorious Un Pas de Trop Festival Mons
1 November 2011 Glorious Stage 2 Northumbria University Student Union Newcastle
19–21 April 2011 Glorious Barbican (SPILL Festival) London
26 February 2011 Glorious Nottdance Festival Nottingham
3 December 2010 Glorious Inbetween Time Festival, Bristol
23 September 2010 Glorious Launch Party Toynbee Studios
25 November 2009 Dinner With America Colchester Arts Centre Colchester
21 November 2009 Dinner With America Bonnie Bird Theatre, Laban
11 November 2009 Dinner With America Dance City Newcastle
7–8 November 2009 Give What You Can, Take What You Need Newcastle
27 October 2009 Dinner With America Exeter Phoenix Exeter
27 September 2009 Dinner With America Exeter Phoenix
26–27 September 2009 Open Workshop Gregson Community and Arts Centre Lancaster
6 August 2009 Open worksop Nuffield Theatre Lancaster
13 May 2009 Jose Torres Tama in Conversation With Rajni Shah Toynbee Studios
6–7 April 2009 Dinner with America Laban London
7 March 2009 Dinner with America Multimedia workshop LABoral Centro de Arte Gijon