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.
|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|