‘…This is an important piece of dance theatre. It is authentic and honest but most importantly, it wills you to think for yourself…’
Charlotte Maxwell – AFRONALYSIS
Not Today’s Yesterday a new dance theatre work in collaboration with London’s Bharatanatyam Classical Indian dancer Seeta Patel and Polish/Australian Visual Dramaturge Dagmara Gieysztor.
Through a blend of classical Indian dance, contemporary dance and design this work is a one – woman show dealing with cultural identity versus perceived identity, exploring notions of how ‘pretty’ and ‘suitable’ rhetorical stories are blurring and clouding our perceptions of the past.
The premise of this exploration has come from our concerns that revisionist and airbrushed histories have become a large issue in our relevant countries. History is being manipulated to make a more convenient and attractive package for people to consume, but is becoming detrimental to a true progress and understanding of other cultures.
Not Today’s Yesterday is a compelling look at the threat of histories being ‘whitewashed’ by the powerful.
Concept & Story: Seeta Patel & Lina Limosani
Direction & Choreography: Lina Limosani
Performer: Seeta Patel
Design: Dagmara Gieysztor, Seeta Patel & Lina Limosani
Lighting Design: Guy Hoare
Text: Sharmila Chauhan & Seeta Patel
Sound Artist: Lina Limosani