SEASON // 21-24 May, 7.30pm
OPENING NIGHT // 21 May, 7.30pm
DURATION // 50min
VENUE // Sue Benner Theatre
TICKETS // Adult $20+BF / Concession $16+BF*
*Please note that a booking fee of $1.65 applies per ticket.
**For evening performances online ticket sales close at 4.30pm on the day of the show. Once online sales have closed for the day, any unsold tickets remaining for the session will be available to purchase at Box Office.
Tukre’ (pieces in Hindi) by Raghav Handa 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 uncovers how history is passed down through bloodlines, frying pans and faceting techniques.