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MANJARI K

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IG: @_manjari_k

Delhi, India
 

Manjari is a  Delhi  based  performer,  director  and  teacher. She is a graduate of the DUENDE School of Ensemble Physical Theatre (2015) and hold a Masters degree from The School of Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal  Nehru University. Some of her latest  work  includes  dramaturgy  and performance in “Whirlpool” a play based on the life and works of George Orwell, directed by John  Britton, produced  by  The Company  Theatre. She co-devised and performed  in a Physical Theatre duet called “TempoReal” which was performed in Greece in 2018. “TempoReal” is a journey  of  relationships between time and the corporeal body as it ages, time seen through photographs, as experienced by lovers waiting for the beloved, trying to connect through time-differences and the futility of holding on to time through unchanging repetition of everyday activities. In 2018 she worked as dramaturg and co-director with John Britton on an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” performed by the Second Year students at National School of Drama, Delhi.  In  the  same  year she directed a Devised piece called “The Two-Headed Lore” which explores the universe of folklore and fairy tales through the lens of gender. In 2017, she directed as part of a month long course,“00101010”,a devised piece about gender identity in cyberspace, performed by the students of Srishti School of Art,Design & Technology, Bangalore. She directed and performed in“UpRoute”, a Devised Ensemble Physical Theatre piece based on the theme of home and exile.“Chronicle of a Death Foretold”, based on the novella by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a show directed and performed by her which has travelled toLondon, Athens, Delhi, Bangalore and Lucknow. Manjari’s work is dedicated  to  exploring  the  incongruous,  fragmentary,  disruptive, off-key and awkward in Theatre and live performance. She is interested in the co-existence of different forms, patterns, languages of movement and speech, and in creating possibilities for intersections, and parallels. Gender, sexuality and memory have  been subjects that she has been particularly preoccupied with in her work.