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Notes on Chai

November 30, 2016

notes-on-chai-a-devised-piece-directed-and-performed-by-jyoti-dograNotes on Chai
A Devised Piece Directed and Performed by Jyoti Dogra
Presented by Atta Galatta

‘Notes on Chai’ is a collection of snippets of everyday conversations inter woven with abstract sound explorations that attempt to relocate our relationship with the quotidian. The piece juxtaposes the speech of everyday conversations with segments that use the voice simply as an instrument of sound. The piece explores the inner and outer landscape of urban life through everyday conversations.

The humor created through these details carries within it, desires, fears and insecurities of the everyday that remain unsaid and yet palpable. It attempts to capture a sense of the everyday. This sense includes much that is not sense, so much as sensuousness, an embodied and somewhat automatic knowledge that functions like peripheral vision, not sustained contemplation.

The attempt is to create, through a series of portrayals, a collective sense of the every day, which resonates with a universal sense of the ordinary across cultures and hopefully across different socio-economic strata.The abstract sound explorations in the piece are inspired from Tibetan throat singing , western overtones and extended vocal techniques. The abstract sound explorations, together with the ordinary exchanges, create a series of images and conversations simultaneously in theeveryday world and at the edge of it, encouraging the spectatortoattempt to relocate his or her relationship with the quotidian.

About Jyoti:
Jyoti Dogra is a theatre practitioner based in Mumbai. In the past few years her theatre practice has moved increasingly towards making devised pieces which are not narrative or text based but use the self as a starting point. She has been devising, directing and performing original works, that are strongly invested in the body, exploring physical and vocal (sound) imagery, with only minimal design support. The material and the aesthetics of her work are strongly rooted in the urban Indian ethos, making it very immediate in its concerns and rooted in personal histories.

Tickets Priced at Rs.300, available on

Thursday | 1st December 2016 | 7.30 PM

Atta Galatta,
#134, KHB Colony,
5th Block, Koramangala,
Bangalore 560 095

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