Presented in Roxbury, NY 2021-2023
Co-producer and choreographer for an annual free festival of theatre, dance and music held in the great western Catskills in Roxbury, NY. The ensemble guides the audience along a sight specific, immersive experience that weaves scene work, poetry, music and dance. Sponsored by The Roxbury Arts Group, and recipients of the Delaware County Community Arts Grant.
Photo by Michael Blase
Presented at House of Yes, NY 2016
“Cloud Cuckooland” is an original theatrical spectacle inspired by ancient Greek tragedies.
A collaboration with playwright, Matthew Freeman.
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The Ballad Tree (work-in-progress)
Trance-like, emotional states, the ballad puts vitality into the only form of medieval vernacular poetry that has continuously survived.
These photos are from a work-in-progress residency at Dixon Place, NY, 2014.
Cloud Cuckooland (work-in-progress)
Presented at Dixon Place, NY 2014
In collaboration with playwright Matthew Freeman, as well as musicians David Kammerer and Damon Ketron, Dixon Place gave us the opportunity to put our crazy ideas on the stage - dance, song, live music, dialogue, video projections, and puppets! This was a rare look into our process, and a very different draft of what Cloud Cuckooland became in 2016.
Winter in the Woods
Presented at Bushwick Starr, NY 2010
In 2010, Djahari approached several superb artists and asked them to dwell on the theme “winter in the woods”. Each artist came back with unique stories, and through a bicoastal collaboration we began to weave together a fairytale.
Presented at House of Yes, NY, 2009
A story about birds, dreams, and women who take flight. “Twitchers” journeys into the unapologetic subconscious, where emotions and instincts display themselves proudly unchecked.
Musée des Femmes - NYC
Presented at The Zipper Factory Theater, NY, 2008
An edgier, one-act version of the Los Angeles production. Musée - NYC ran off-Broadway for 8 months.
Sita's Fire - The Pathos Within
Presented at Theater Unlimited, Los Angeles 2006
An intimate, black-box performance of vignettes journeying through the pathos of female villains.
Musée des Femmes - Los Angeles
Presented at Hollywood's Historic Ivar Theater in 2004 - 2005.
A carnival spectacle retelling the tales of some of the boldest, most intriguing women in history and fiction. A high energy show that gave a touching and human twist on fantastic characters.