Skin, sweat, hair, voice, chant, holy water, soul - Karma Dance bring you the raw, the traditional, and the modern direct from a sell-out season in Melbourne.

Classical and contemporary dancers Raina Peterson and Govind Pillai are children of the vast Indian diaspora who poke at the edges of tradition and kick up the ashes of history as they perform a 3,000 year old Indian tradition on stage in 21st century New Zealand.

"This dance show was outstanding; it was poetic, sincere and visually extraordinary. The audience sat completely captivated throughout...." (5 stars, Arts Hub, July 2015)

Trained in the classical Indian dance forms of Mohiniyattam and Bharatanatyam, Raina and Govind ask “What really is tradition?” and take you on a moving journey that’s best described…in plain Sanskrit.

"I left this show equally as challenged as I was excited and inspired, and this is the true genius of In Plain Sanskrit....." (Peril, July 2015)


Please Note: This performance involves the use of airborne rice flour.