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      Indian contemporary dancer Tishani Doshi in conversation with Ade Suharto in Melbourne

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      August 29, 2019

      Thursday   6:30 PM

      130 Dryburgh Street
      Melbourne, Victoria

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      Indian contemporary dancer Tishani Doshi in conversation with Ade Suharto

      Presented by Lucy Guerin Inc and supported by Australia Council for the Arts Part performance, part video, part talk – join us for an intimate evening with Indian contemporary dancer Tishani Doshi as she traces her career in India, and shares what her exchange with legendary choreographer Chandralekha meant for her artistic oeuvre. Specifically speaking to the work SHARIRA, a 63-minute work developed over 15 long years with Chandralekha, Doshi unpacks what it really takes to demand the complete attention of the audience. The choreographer’s notes for SHARIRA reads, “Sharira is about the profound and invisible female energies that can activate our outer and inner selves. Sharira explores the body as a transformative field for ascending feminine force, to evoke the condition within which the ‘self’ can experience the world. Sharira celebrates the living thing in which sexuality, sensitivity and spirituality co-exist-acknowledging no limit, borders, boundaries”. The presentation will be followed by a conversation facilitated by Indonesian-Australian dancer/choreographer Ade Suharto in which the duo discuss their interventions in decolonising aesthetics and embodying feminisms. Part of Lucy Guerin Inc's Dance Dialogues program. Please note: Doors open from 6.30 pm onwards, the performance will start at 7.00 pm sharp. ABOUT THE ARTISTS Tishani Doshi Bio: Tishani Doshi is the author of five books of fiction and poetry. At the age of twenty-six, an encounter with the choreographer Chandralekha led her to an unexpected career in dance. Tishani's debut novel, THE PLEASURE SEEKERS, was shortlisted for the Hindu Literary Prize and long-listed for the Orange Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She believes that dance and literature have intersected and influenced each other in her practice. She currently lives on a beach between two fishing villages in Tamil Nadu, India with her husband and three dogs. Ade Suharto Bio: Ade Suharto is an Adelaide-born dancer and choreographer who is interested in exploring her Indonesian heritage, together with composers and musicians. As a compulsive collaborator, her work explores themes of cultural memory, erasure and displacement and she has presented works at Mapping Melbourne, Europalia Arts Festival, Kings Place London, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Makassar International Writers’ Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival, London’s Southbank Centre, WOMADelaide Festival and Sydney Opera House. This is a Lucy Guerin Inc Dance Dialogues event. Image: Courtesy of the Artist, Tishani Doshi

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