theater

requiem for dead sisters

Genre: 'rōtoh', a concoction of butoh, ritual theater, storytelling & performance art spiced-up with energetic tap dancing

Performers: lapdiang syiem, dolly kikon & rōzumarī saṃsāra

Photo by: ayuna pedersen

About the piece: dedicated to killed/murdered northeast indian sisters

Date: 24th, November, 2018, darpana academy of performing arts, ahmadabad, india

Cultures of peace festival 2018 is organized by zubaan books, an annual festival that focuses on different cultural forms of expression from northeast indian states.

Special thanks to mallika sarabhai, urvashi butalia & the zubaan team.

rōzumarī's rebirth

Genre: the poetry of performance art and the world of rituals

Performers: fabiola gonzalez, juliana appel, ida eriksdotter, irina birsan & rōzumarī saṃsāra/ Music: lizzie moon rodriguez , maria gorius, jane vorre mandøe & kristine wellendorf/ Lighting & sound: tania oyarzo/ Painting by: asper amar/ Photo by: gaby manzur/ Film by: ayuna pedersen

About the piece; bid farewell to my sick-womb officially and after my soul's rebirth took the family name saṃsāra which means rebirth in sanskrit

Date: 9th June, 2018, teatergruppen batida, copenhagen, denmark

Donation collected for tusmo, an organization that supports traumatized refugees and immigrants and daregender, an organization engaging men in gender equality.

Special thanks to director of batida, søren valente ovesen & heidi hansen.

rōzumarī: the frau from kikonland

Genre: poetry induced storytelling, spiced-up with energetic physical theater

Performers: rōzumarī saṃsāra/ Photo by: penghao theater

About the piece: autobiography-- reclaiming my life back in china

Date: 8th April, 2018, penghao theater, beijing, china

Donation given to mr. wang xian director, penghao theater for giving birth to this creative-oasis called penghao theater in the heart of china's capital.

Special thanks to sun jingshu & tan wen students, renmin university for translating and coordinating the show.

rōzumarī: the fertility goddess

Genre: mythology, ritual theater & the poetry of performance art

Performers: juliana appel, fabiola gonzalez & rōzumarī saṃsāra/ Costume artist: fabiola gonzalez/Photo by: ayuna pedersen & jane vorre mandøe/Film by: marius budu

About the piece: fertility goddess ask for a wish!

Date: 23th, october, 2017, atelier vincent, copenhagen, denmark

Donation collected for a visiting musician sorcha chisholm from tokyo.

Special thanks to fabiola gonzales for the fertility mask and to artist wang lu & flemming vincent for warmly embracing all of us in their museum-like atelier located in copenhagen's fiskerihavnen.

rōzumarī's wedding

Genre: ritual theater, storytelling & performance art sprinkled with existentialist philosophy

Performers: bodil palmberg, morten skovgaard andersen, fabiola gonzalez & rōzumarī saṃsāra/ Photo by: ayuna pedersen/ film by miranda rajkumari

About the piece: artistically got married to københavn-by (copenhagen-city)

Date: 22nd october, 2016, makke kafè , copenhagen, denmark

Donation collected for morten skovgaard andersen's pre-surgery dinner and an evening at tivoli for the four performer-friends.

Special thanks to fabiola gonzalez for the pretty+delicious wedding cake and giulia fadini owner of makke kafè for offering us the space.

rōzumarī's journey

Genre: poetry induced storytelling, spiced-up with energetic physical theater

Performer: rōzumarī saṃsāra/ Photo by: z nijuroku

About the piece: autobiography-- reclaiming my life back in japan

Date: 16 April, 2016, Bar Gari Gari, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Donation collected for African American Youth Travel Program (AAYTP), to provide scholarships to 2 african american high-school children from underprivileged background to travel to Japan during 2016 summer break.

Special thanks to cherise fong, joan andersen & sorcha chisholm-- the most awesome VCV sistas in Japan for their unconditional support.

emotional-roller-coaster-journey

Genre: poetry induced storytelling, spiced-up with energetic physical theater

Performer: rōzumarī saṃsāra

About this piece: autobiography-- reclaiming my life back in germany

Date: 22nd January, 2015, koffer bar & bühne, berlin, germany

Special thanks to chandra sunar for warmly welcoming an unknown storyteller and to sruti bala for being there for her tribal-गुलाबी.

stories & poems

Genre: storytelling through poetry

Storyteller & poet: rōzumarī saṃsāra/ Photo by: ed kowalski

Date: 8th november, 2014, makke kafè, copenhagen, denmark

Donation collected for night light café, a safe space for nigerian commercial sex workers in central copenhagen, gave them chicken drumsticks with spicy chilly sauce for their christmas meal 2014, as they expressed their wishes to me to eat spicy chicken when I volunteered there.

Special thanks to giulia fadini, her makke kafe was the fertile ground where i experimented most of my raw creative ideas in copenhagen.

want to hear a story?

Genre: international storytellers sharing their childhood memories

Storytellers: rōzumarī saṃsāra & others/ Presented by: copenhagen theater circle (CTC)

Date: 10 may, 2014, non-profit Café Cadeau, copenhagen, denmark

Charity event: ticket sale donated to EXIT-trafficking (KIT) project working in nigeria with women affected by trafficking.

Special thanks to sylvain verdier, vibeke nielsen & ed kowalski for directing and coordinating this show.

commedia dell'arte show

Genre: the world of commedia dell'arte

Performers: thomas nygaard, bikash tiwari, david roby, kay kaylor, rōzumarī saṃsāra, fabiola gonzalez & signe skov pedersen, yanet céspedes pagés

About the piece: i played the il dottore character named professor romario, and took my inspirations from all academics around me.

Presented by: the commeida school, an International theatre school since 1978

Date: 4th february, 2013, præstøgade 17, copenhagen Ø, denmark

Special thanks to our teachers ole brekke, marcello bosschar, ruth lerche, janusz komodowski & to my voice coach jon hollesen

castaway cabaret

Genre: the world of cabaret

Performers: david roby, rōzumarī saṃsāra & others

Presented by: the commeida school, an International theatre school since 1978

Date: 18 march 2013, præstøgade 17, copenhagen Ø, denmark

Special thanks to marcello bosschar for nurturing this loser midlife character silky diamond, who helped me immensely to accept that it is okay to be a loser on stage and in life-- and to david roby for funkytowning with me bringing back my teenager memories.

a pack of grotesque/sensual buffoons

Genre: the world of buffons

Performers: thomas nygaard, bikash tiwari, david roby, kay kaylor, rōzumarī saṃsāra, fabiola gonzalez & signe skov pedersen, yanet céspedes pagés

About the piece: the enchanting world of the societal outcast

Presented by: the commeida school, an International theatre school since 1978

Date: 4th february, 2013, præstøgade 17, copenhagen Ø, denmark

Special thanks to our teachers ole brekke, marcello bosschar, ruth lerche, janusz komodowski & to my voice coach jon hollesen.

kikon-family melodrama

Genre: the world of melodrama

performers: rōzumarī saṃsāra & others

About the piece: the students were asked to come up with stories for this show and the kikon family drama was developed into a melodrama play

Presented by: the commeida school, an International theatre school since 1978

Date: 23rd november, 2012, præstøgade 17, copenhagen Ø, denmark

Special thanks to our teachers-- ruth lerche, janusz komodowski, ole brekke for teaching me to breathe-again and a loud clap-clap applause for marcello bosschar for squeezing the dark & painful kikon-family melodrama out of my soul-- my journey as an artist started on this physical theater school stage in copenhagen.