Drishti (Sanskrit: 'Gaze') looks at our shifting perspectives under lockdown. Unable to fully experience the outside world, we are limited to witnessing it from a distance - looking out from a window or onto a screen - while developing hyperawareness of our hands.
Mohini Sharma provides the score to this experimental work by classical Indian dancers Govind Pillai and Raina Peterson as they explore their experiences of disembodiment and surveillance under lockdown, and their attempts at reconnection.
Audio description by Will McRostie - Description Victoria
WINNER - Best in Category - Dance - Melbourne Fringe Festival 2020
This event was originally commissioned with support from Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe as part of the 2020 Take Over! season.
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Warning: Contains potentially triggering content or themes, including COVID-19/Coronavirus
"A fantastic celebration of bodies, histories, human emotions" - Indian Sun
"A tangibility and honesty from the dancers that is rare" - Time Out
"Poetic, sincere and visually extraordinary" - Arts Hub