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.

Karma Dance: Make Bad Art
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Creative Workshops for Adults

Join the FCAC community and local artists to learn about the creative process of their work and gain insightful tips on tapping into your creativity.


Duration
35 minutes

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.

Image Credit:

Photography by Jackie Dixon

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