The Opening

The Opening

DATE: 24 June 2021  TIME: 12 noon UK  LOCATION: Zoom  LANGUAGES: English, Spanish

Opening of Bodies:On:Live


Parvathy Baul and other guests to be announced

DATE: Thursday 24 June 2021

TIME: 12 noon UK – find your local time


LANGUAGES: English, Spanish

Parvathy Baul is the most recognised woman Baul performer in the world. She is a practitioner, performer, storyteller, painter and teacher of the Baul tradition from Bengal, India. She has performed in over forty countries, including World Music Centre, NYC; and Festival of World Sacred Music Fez, Morocco. http:/



Thursday 24 June 2021  UK TIME: 13:00-15:00  LOCATION: Zoom  LANGUAGES: English, Spanish

What is LIVE-ness and LIVE?

What happens to theatre when bodies are distant, when here is also there? How are our many senses engaged through the online space? This panel opens up a discussion and insights on how practitioners engage LIVE-ness in their practice?

Panelists: Jill Greenhalgh, Rakini Devi and Maria X
Moderator: Elizabeth de Roza

DATE: Thursday 24 June 2021

UK TIME: 13:00-15:00 – find your local time

LOCATION: Zoom – you will receive the zoom link once you have booked in

LANGUAGES: English with Spanish translation

Jill Greenhalgh is the founding artistic director of the Magdalena Project. She makes performances, primarily with women. She has toured globally for the last 40 years.

Dr. Rakini Devi is an Indian born, Kolkata, and Sydney-based multidisciplinary performance artist. Her work centres on female religious iconography as protest against global misogynist atrocities including female infanticide and global femicide. Dr. Devi is trained in two forms of Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam and Odissi, and from 1991-98 her Kalika Dance Company integrated classical Indian dance forms into a contemporary context. Her doctoral exegesis, “Urban Kali: From Sacred dance to secular performance”, incorporated her three decades of performance and practice led research.

Maria Chatzichristodoulou (aka Maria X) is Professor in Theatre, Performance and Technology and Associate Dean Research & Enterprise at Kingston School of Art, London. Maria has worked as a curator, producer, performer and community organiser in the UK and internationally. She has published and lectured widely, and is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media.

MODERATOR: Elizabeth de Roza is an artist-scholar, performance maker, theatre director and actor-movement trainer. As a practising artist, Elizabeth’s works range from site-specific social engagement to cross-cultural/disciplinary performances and to intense black-box physical performances. She focuses on embodied experiences, thinking and practice through making, embodied cognition and cross-cultural performance at the intersections of both decolonial and feminist theories.