Karma Dance: Make Bad Art
Karma Dance's Govind Pillai and Raina Peterson talk about their creative processes and share their five top maxims in making new work.
Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) presents Make Bad Art with Govind Pillai and Raina Peterson, the co-founders of performing arts company Karma Dance. Govind and Raina talk about their creative processes and share their five top maxims in making new work.
Trained in the Indian classical forms of Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam respectively, Govind and Raina create moving works that respect and challenge traditional and contemporary dance.
They are known for their subversive and visceral approach to exploring the diasporic experience, colonialism, gender diversity, and sexuality.
Hear them speak about how they encountered each other to their bold experiments with traditional dance to developing playful chemistry.
Making bad art, in their view, is the key to success.
Special thanks to:
Andy Glover - Technician, Lighting and Set design
Jacqueline Dixon and William Hamilton-Coates - Videographers
Maximiliano Lara-Oneto - Closed captioning
Presented as part of Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Creative Workshop Program.
Photography by Jackie Dixon
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