Country Arts SA presents in association with Riverland Youth Theatre a Lina Limosani and Seeta Patel production of Not Today’s Yesterday

Tickets available at the door, performing at Renmark Institute

Once upon a time… in a faraway land… it happened… did not happen… could have happened. History is passed on like stories from generation to generation. But what if the stories are not what they seem? This award winning work is an International collaboration between UK award-winning Bharatanatyam artist Seeta Patel and Australian choreographer Lina Limosani.

This work blends techniques from Bharatanatyam, contemporary dance & theatre to create a poetic narrative that has the beauty & disquiet of a Grimm’s fairy-tale. Told through a fairytale, this theatrical work’s story unfolds through movement, dance and music with a continuous poetic and evocative narration. With striking imagery, it’s a one-woman show which subversively co-opts whitewashing against itself, with cultural appropriation at its core.

This accessible show blurs the lines between dance and theatre with a story that aligns perfectly with our history of colonialism. It’s a visual performative metaphor that talks about power and manipulation, stories and culture, BUT most importantly, it’s about awareness, about each of our contributions and the roles we play in creating the story we are in today.

Not Today’s Yesterday took home the Graham Smith Peace Foundation Award and the Bank SA Best in Dance Award at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe.

STOP PRESS***Introductory workshops in the art of Bharatanatyam available with Seeta Patel in Renmark on Monday 16 March.  Contact 08 8444 0400 for details.  Included in the price of the workshop is a ticket to the performance.  This is a fabulous opportunity to extend your dance knowledge.

While this workshop does not require experience in Bharatanatyam, participants should have some dance experience. Places are limited so please book early. Observers are also welcome.

Not Today’s Yesterday 20sec Trailer from Country Arts SA on Vimeo.

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