Mrinmoyee Majumdar is a performer and arts-based therapist based in Delhi. She has performed classical dance extensively at festivals in India and abroad such as the Qutub Festival New Delhi, Days of Delhi in Moscow etc. From 2001 she shifted focus to contemporary movement practices and trained at Attakkalari Center of Movement Arts in Bangalore. There she studied European Contemporary Technique, Kalari Payettu and Ballet. In 2004 she moved to Mumbai where she trained and performed with Latin American and European Ballroom dance styles.
She’s choreographed for and performed a site-specific piece (The Café Piece) with students from Delhi University at Sarai. She worked as a performer in an Indo-Japanese collaborative project “No Boat in Sight” choreographed by Keiko Takeya and directed by Dr. Anuradha Kapur in 2002. She also choreographed and performed an experimental piece for Channel [V] using a classical movement idiom for “everyday” narratives.
In 2004 she began studying a course in Arts-Based Therapies from WCCLF Pune and subsequently has worked with schools, NGOs, young adults on different community art and therapeutic art projects. In Mumbai she facilitated dramatherapy projects “Treasure Island” with young girls affected by trafficking. In Delhi she’s co-facilitated a workshop “Kathakaar” for teachers at Shikshantar School and later worked as Drama and Creative Movement Facilitator for classes 2 – 9.
Currently she is also working with young women at Seelampur Basti on a therapeutic and community arts project.