6 May - 11 May, at Footscray Community Arts Centre
A contemporary dance-theatre work which examines the social, cultural and personal impact of the 1937 Aboriginal Assimilation Policy.More →
Co-presented with Dancehouse
Tukre’ (pieces in Hindi) explores how lineage and rites of passage transcend borders. Inspired by the contents of his luggage on arrival in Australia from India, Raghav creates a memory map of his life and heritage through music and dance.
Evoking the traditions and rituals of his family, Raghav performs against the background of his mother’s ancestral jewellery and dazzling saris. His movement combines delicate, linear masculinity with speed and precision – inspired by his grandfather, who as a jewel maker spent his life “faceting” gems and diamonds. The unique skills and movements employed in this process of cutting, shaving and shining precious stones are replicated in the choreography. By mapping memories, Raghav intends to uncover how history is passed down through bloodlines, frying pans and faceting techniques!
Date: 2-4 May, 9-11 May
Location: Dancehouse, 150 Princes Street, North Carlton, VIC
Time: 7.30pm, Matinee 10 May 2pm
Duration: 45 mins
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Ticket Prices: $25 | $20Sold Out
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Raghav Handa Concept, Choreography and Performance
Shashi Handa Cultural consultant and Performer
Narelle Benjamin Outside Eye
Lachlan Bostock Sound design
Daniel Anderson Lighting Design
Martin Fox Film and projections
Marissa Yeo and Pheonuh Callan Costume design
Shruti Ghosh Vocals
Stephanie Feher Cellist
Instruments and artifacts belong to Artisans Mr. Muni Lal Handa and Mr. Mohan Lal Mahendru
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.