Karma Dance presents Bent Bollywood
A moving invocation of diaspora, gender and transgression.
Karma Dance makes its 2018 Midsumma Festival debut with their original production, Bent Bollywood, an eclectic dance show that combines the technical rigour of classical Indian dance with the camp theatrics of Bollywood.
Featuring Karma Dance Co-Artistic Directors, Govind Pillai and Raina Peterson, Bent Bollywood showcases everything that is both weird and wonderful about queer performance art.
Govind Pillai is one of only a few professional male practioners of Bharatanatyam, a genre of Indian classical dance expressing Hindu religious ideas and spritual themes traditionally performed only by women. Raina Peterson is a professional Australian practioner of Mohiniyattam, an Indian dance style that evokes a mythical enchantress of the Hindu god Vishnu who helps good prevail over evil by deploying her femine powers.
Melbourne-based Karma Dance is a classical and contemporary dance company and teaching academy whose productions have sold out at festivals and on stages in Australia and around the world.
Get bent with these Bollywood “babes” in their moving invocation of diaspora, gender and transgression.
Midsumma Festival is Victoria’s premiere queer arts and cultural festival for and by the LGBTQIA+ communities.
Recommended for adult audiences only.
Phone: 9296 6600