An award-winning, international collaboration between Australian choreographer Lina Limosani and UK Bharatanatyam artist Seeta Patel, Not Today's Yesterday is an accessible performance that blurs the lines between dance and theatre. With the beauty and disquiet of a dark fairy-tale and set in an unspecified time and place, it challenges nostalgic views of history and interrogates our ideas of equality, culture and identity. Through striking imagery and a poetic narrative that evokes indigenous cultures and colonialism, this extraordinarily beautiful one-woman show invites audiences to re-see the past for a better future in a provocative, politically pertinent and engaging piece of dance theatre for all audiences. Don't miss this opportunity to experience a potentially life-changing performance.
Followed by a fascinating post-show curated conversation featuring performance artists and leading Melbourne academics, who will lead a discussion about the issues raised by this very moving and topical production - more than just a Q&A.
"Thought-provoking, multi-layered and engaging, this one-woman show gives you much to dwell on."
**** The Scotsman
Please note: Seeta Patel will also deliver a masterclass in the traditional Indian dance form Bharatanatyam at M-Pavilion, Monash University on Friday 13 March at 6pm. For bookings, go to https://www.monash.edu/mlive/whats-on/events/bharatanatyam-workshop-with-seeta-patel/
Presented as part of AsiaTOPA, in association with Monash Performing Arts. AsiaTOPA is an initiative of Arts Centre Melbourne and the Sydney Myer Fund. For more information about AsiaTOPA, see https://asiatopa.com.au/