Elnaz is a storyteller, theatre maker, puppeteer, choreographer, and educator.
Elnaz is a storyteller, theatre maker, puppeteer, choreographer, and educator. She holds a PhD in Performing Arts where she explored pre-Islamic Naghali (a lost form of Persian dramatic storytelling) and reconstructed a Naghali gestural vocabulary. She has a passion for performances that are a synthesis of diverse cultural perspectives, both ancient and contemporary.
Elnaz is deeply interested in the performative aspects of communication and has focused on the design and creation of body forms, developing a gestural vocabulary for storytelling. She has applied/workshopped this gesturo-postural vocabulary in her various performances and workshops at La Mama Theatre (Naarm/Melbourne) and at international festivals in Armenia, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Elnaz is a member of UNESCO’s International Dance Council (CID). She teaches Creativity and the Arts in Education as a sessional lecturer at Victoria University. You can read more about Elnaz’s projects at theatre-playroom.com
Elnaz is an IPCS Visiting Fellow for 2022.Back to top