Jyoti Dogra


Theater Director and Actor
Residency Period: from 10 October 2013 to 20 November 2013

■Research Outline

Research Theme Research on the body in performing arts of Japan
Brief Description of the Research Jyoti Dogra aimed to research classical and contemporary performing arts of Japan including contemporary theater, contemporary dance, Butoh, Noh and Kabuki, as she has an interest in artists who work with body and physicality. During her residency, she did workshops with Theater Company ARICA to explore the possibilities of future collaborations.


10 October 2013 Arrives in Japan
11 October 2013 to
19 November 2013
-Interviews artists and arts managers in Tokyo
-Does workshops with Theater Company ARICA
-Attends Butoh workshops
-Attends performances at Festival / Tokyo and other theaters
18 October 2013 Shows a piece “Notes on Chai” at Morishita Studio
19 November 2013 Shows an outcome of the workshops with Theater Company ARICA
20 November 2013 Departs Japan


Date 18 October 2013
Time Open 18:30 Start 19:00
Place Studio B, Morishita Studio
Title “Notes on Chai”

Notes on Chai is a solo performance exploring the universality of human beings beyond culture boundaries, through a collection of excerpts from everyday conversations among eight men and women from different social backgrounds and ages in India. Jyoti Dogra holds her own on stage and plays eight characters with Tibetan overtone singing techniques and provides a new perspective to everyday life.

Jyoti Dogra
Born in India

Jyoti Dogra studied English literature at the University of Delhi. After her graduating, she started a professional career as a theater director and actor. In 2010, “The Doorway” was premiered at the Bharat Rang Mahotsav, which is an annual festival of National School of Drama in New Delhi, and toured 25 cities in India. She collaborated with a video artist based in Berlin with the theme of Franz Kafka’s short story “Up in the Gallery” in 2011. She was awarded a research grant of Pro Helvetia for a month long residency in Zurich in 2012.


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