Bent Bollywood


Jan 25, 2018 to Feb 3, 2018
07:30 PM until 08:30 PM


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 her 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, and transgression.


Part of the Midsumma Festival 2018 - Victoria's premiere queer arts & cultural festival for and by the LGBTQIA+ communities. For tickets and info visit


Presented by Karma Dance, classical Indian dance and performing arts company and teaching academy.







Full $30 / Conc $22/ Group (6+) $20


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270 Sydney Road
Melbourne, Australia

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