Mens Rea

Mens Rea: The Shifter's Intent by Raghav Handa

A dance performance piece performed and choreographed by Raghav Handa.
Mens rea gathers influences from Australian Aboriginal and Indian cultures and explores the concept of shape-shifting. Set against the background of the Hindu epic Ramayana, it uses 3D motion capture technology, animated CG character and stylistically diverse dance languages and aesthetics. Handa shifts shape to embody three mythic characters and creates a world where intentions, emotions and personas are beguiling and mercurial.
Paradigm-shifting forces at work. Images blurred and boundaries crossed.

Maria Alfonsine's two pieces draw influences from Krzysztof Penderecki's Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima and Arvo Pärt's Perpetuum Mobile Op.10.


The show opened at Centre Of Contemporary Arts in Cairns on the 24th of June 2016 and then continued to Brisbane and London. Click here for more info about the show or go to Mens Rea's Facebook Page.