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TUKRE’

Title:TUKRE'

Artist/s:RAGHAV HANDA

SYNOPSIS/ABOUT

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 uncovers how history is passed down through bloodlines, frying pans and faceting techniques.

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ABOUT THE WORK

CREATOR/CHOREOGRAPHER/PERFORMER / RAGHAV HANDA

CULTURAL CONSULTANT/PERFORMER / SHASHI HANDA

OUTSIDE EYE / NARELLE BENJAMIN

SOUND DESIGN / LACHLAN BOSTOCK

LIGHTING DESIGN / DANIEL ANDERSON

FILM AND PROJECTIONS / MARTIN FOX

COSTUME DESIGN / MARISSA YEO & PHEONUH CALLAN

VOCALS / SHRUTI GHOSH

CELLIST / STEPHANIE FEHER

ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER/OPERATOR / TIM GAWNE

SOUND & MEDIA OPERATOR / MIKE WILLMETT

 

SEE ALSO /

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Instruments and artifacts belong to Artisans Mr. Muni Lal Handa and Mr. Mohan Lal Mahendru

 

2014 / Metro Arts – Performance Season, 21-24 May – co-presented by Metro Arts, Next Wave, & Raghav Handa

2014 / Next Wave – Performance Season, 1 – 10 May – co-presented by Next Wave, Dancehouse & Raghav Handa

 

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Tukre’ has been commissioned and developed through Next Wave’s Kickstart program for Next Wave Festival 2014.

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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.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

RAGHAV HANDA

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