Dancer, writer, comic, theatre-maker, actor
Raina Peterson is a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans theatre, comedy, dance, cabaret, and the written and spoken word. They are one of Australia’s very few professional practitioners of mohiniyattam (classical Indian dance of Kerala), and are co-director of Karma Dance Inc., teaching staff at Studio J Dance, board member of Asian-Australian literary magazine Peril, and one-third of anti-racist cabaret act the Ladies of Colour Agency. One of their latest works is the sell-out, critically acclaimed experimental classical Indian dance production ‘In Plain Sanskrit,’ which premiered at Footscray Community Arts Centre in 2015 and toured to Auckland in 2016. They have performed at the Melaka Arts and Performance Festival (Malaysia), Q Theatre (New Zealand), The Famous Spiegeltent (Melbourne), Victorian Arts Centre, and Woodford Folk Festival (Queensland), and their work has been published on Peril Magazine and ArtsHub.
[Original image by Hayden Golder]