WeekendNotes has 4 Double Passes to giveaway to the Tukre' at Riverside Theatres, running from Wednesday 29 April to Saturday 2 May 2015.
Tukre' (meaning pieces in Hindi) will see Raghav Handa, an Australian choreographer and dancer of Indian heritage, create a memory map of his ancestry through music and dance.
Raghav uses family heirlooms including silver glasses and a diamond necklace to evoke the traditions of his family and explore how rites of passage transcend borders. By dancing with these objects, Raghav gives the audience a chance to look at the tangibility of his family history; passing on memories and sharing a piece of history.
The movements throughout the piece are inspired in part by Raghav's grandfathers, jewel-makers who spent their lives cutting, shaving and shining precious stones. These 'faceting' techniques are replicated throughout the choreography.
"My objective with this work was to keep their craft alive through my own artistry. I am an artisan, just like my ancestors, only working instead with my movement," explained Raghav.
Through his movement, which combines delicate masculinity with speed and precision, Raghav intends to uncover how history is passed down through his ancestor's objects. The performance is an exploration of the connections between our past, present and future as well as the importance of family – even when they are thousands of kilometres away.
To celebrate the upcoming season of Tukre' at Riverside Theatres, 4 WeekendNotes subscribers will win a Double Pass to the performance on the 30th of April at 8pm or 1st of May at 12.30pm.
*To go into the draw, all you have to do is send an email titled 'Tukre'' to email@example.com and let us know in 25 words or less why you want to attend a performance. Make sure to note your preferred performance date and time.
*4 winners will be drawn on the 27th April, 2015. The tickets will then be booked and can be picked up at the venue on the event day.
For more information on Tukre', check out the official website.