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Monday 16 Nov
6:30 PM
Tuesday 17 Nov
6:30 PM*
Wednesday 18 Nov
6:30 PM
Friday 20 Nov
1:00 PM*
Sunday 22 Nov
1:00 PM
Friday 27 Nov
7:30 PM
Saturday 28 Nov
7:30 PM

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* Audio Described performances - see Notes for more information

Running Time 25 minutes

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Drishti (Sanskrit: 'Gaze') looks at our shifting perspectives under lockdown.

Unable to fully experience the outside world, we are limited to witnessing it from a distance - looking out from a window or onto a screen - while developing hyperawareness of our hands.

Mohini Sharma provides the score to this experimental work by classical Indian dancers Govind Pillai and Raina Peterson as they explore their experiences of disembodiment and surveillance under lockdown, and their attempts at reconnection.

About the Artists

Karma Dance (Govind Pillai and Raina Peterson) creates moving experimental dance works that respect and challenge both traditional and contemporary dance. With a substantial body of new work including four full-length company productions, Govind and Raina‘s works draw on their training in classical Indian dance and are critically acclaimed for their subversive and visceral approach to exploring the diasporic experience, cultural identity, colonialism, gender diversity and sexuality.

Photography: James Henry


Take Over! is a unique partnership between Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe. The program has commissioned and presented three exciting and ambitious world premieres annually from 2017 to 2019.

  • Melbourne Fringe 2020

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