A moving invocation of diaspora, gender, transgression and filth
Thu – Sat 7.30pm
Duration: 50 mins
Bent Bollywood is a queer dance show that combines the technical rigour of classical Indian dance, the camp theatrics of Bollywood and everything that is weird and wonderful about queer performance art.
Witness the treacherous imagination of the diaspora, the postcolonial rage of the subaltern, and the exuberant lust of the queers who would have written a much better Kama Sutra if only they'd been asked.
The magnificent classical Indian dancer and queer performance artist Raina Peterson will be joined by their pet twink, an otherwise irrelevant pretty boy who's primary function in life is as an object d'art. Get bent with these Bollywood babes in their moving invocation of diaspora, gender, transgression and filth.
- 30 Jan: Indian Sun – Joshinder Chaggar:
Raunchy yet riveting: When queer meets classical
- 27 Jan: Be Melbourne – Robina Bamforth:
...juicily spiced up with a dash of queer extravagance.
- 26 Jan: Planet Arts – Samsara Dunston:
It is bent. It is Bollywood. It is so much more!
- 23 Jan: JOY 94.9 – Neil (audio):
Raina Peterson talks to David and Neil about their Midsumma 2018 show, Bent Bollywood
- 23 Jan: JOY 94.9 – Louis (audio):
Karma Dance And Bent Bollywood, with Special Guests Raina Peterson And Govind Pillai
- 22 Jan: The Indian Sun:
On the queer side of Indian classical arts
- 11 Jan: 3 RRR – Richard Watts (audio):
Govind Pillai talks with Richard Watts on 3RRR Smart Arts about Bent Bollywood at Midsumma
- 18 Dec: Moreland Leader:
New twist on Indian dance set to dazzle