Responsive Research Program Resident 2016
Raghav Handa is an Australian choreographer and performer of Indian heritage with training in modern and Indigenous contemporary dance. As a choreographer, Raghav’s dance language explores the circular movement patterns of traditional Kathak accentuated by an overlay of speed and precision.
Raghav’s first full-length work, Tukre’, which explored the influence of lineage, premiered at Melbourne Next Wave 2014, and later travelled to Brisbane and Sydney receiving strong critical acclaim. In 2016, his second work, Mens Rea: The Shifter’s Intent, explored the concept of shape-shifting using 3D motion technology. Set against the Hindu epic Ramayana, it drew on stories shared by Aboriginal elders and had seasons in Cairns, Brisbane and London. Silent Trio Beats, Raghav’s first ensemble piece, is under development and will premier in 2018.