Graduate Programme in Theatre & Performance Studies, York University
Research keywords: Devised theatre; physical theatre; Hindustani music; decolonizing performance; performance ethnography; South Asia; cross-cultural performance; collective creation, vocal performance
Irfana Majumdar is a director, performer and filmmaker. Her main interests are devising and collective creation, physical and vocal training practices, cross-cultural work, and the decolonization of Theatre and Performance Studies. She studied theatre at the University of Chicago, and has also trained in Corporeal Mime, Suzuki and Viewpoints, Clowning, and many forms of body work. She has learnt vocal classical Hindustani music since childhood. She has made three documentaries. Her debut feature film, “Shankar’s Fairies” (2021), was selected and awarded at many film festivals around the world. She is the artistic director of the NIRMAN Theatre and Film Studio in Varanasi, India.