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Jyoti Dogra’s Notes on Chai | Switzerland


June 15, 2017

Notes on Chai in Zürich

At 7:30 pm

Frauen im Zentrum AG, Bremgartnerstrasse 18, 8003 Zürich, Switzerland

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June 24, 2017

Notes on Chai in Olten

Cultibo, Aarauerstrasse 72, 4600 Olten

Tel: 062 296 44 46
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June 28, 2017

Notes on Chai in Thalwil

Kulturraum Thalwil, Bahnhofstrasse 24, 8800 Thalwil Switzerland

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Jyoti Dogra’s Notes on Chai makes its Swiss debut following acclaimed performances in India and around the globe.

“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 everyday .The abstract sound explorations are inspired by Tibetan chanting, Western Harmonics and Extended vocal techniques .

The piece attempts to explore the inner and outer landscape of individual lives bringing forth the immediacy, humour and pathos of the everyday through metaphors created with the body, voice and text. While images, stories and segments work with singular details, the collage attempts to create a collective experience of life in big cities through a series of images and conversations simultaneously in the everyday world and at the edge of it.

Notes on Chai is supported by India Foundation for the Arts.


Jyoti Dogra is a theatre practitioner based in Mumbai. 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. Her work looks at life in big cities, working with metaphors created with the body, voice and text. Her past works have been supported by the India Foundation for the Arts (Bangalore) the Goethe Institut (New Delhi) , Prohelvetia ( New Delhi ) and the Saison Foundation, (Tokyo).

Other than making solo works, she has collaborated on a performance based on Noh theatre with the Japanese theatre company ARICA and on a multimedia theatre piece with german film maker Bernd Luetzeler. She recently directed a devised piece “Toye” based on Fire and the Rain by Girish Karnad. Her theatre practice is inspired by the actor’s processes in the Grotowski tradition, and her training in Yoga, Kathakali and Seraikela Chau.

Her works have been showcased in all major cities in India as well as outside, in Singapore, Tokyo, New York, Washington DC, and Ohio. Notes on Chai, will be performed in London, Manchester, Denmark, Zurich, Berlin and Wroclaw.

Jyoti Dogra was awarded a research residency by Pro Helvetia New Delhi. The piece ‘Notes On Chai’ was conceptualised during her residency in Switzerland.

15 June 2017 // Zürich
Frauen im Zentrum AG, Bremgartnerstrasse 18, 8003 Zürich
at 1930 hrs
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24 June 2017 // Olten
Cultibo, Olten, Switzerland
19.00h Türöffnung, Apéro / 20.00h Beginn Aufführung
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28 June 2017 // Thalwil
at Kulturraum Thalwil, Bahnhofstrasse 24, 8800 Thalwil Switzerland
More information on www.kulturraumthalwil.ch

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