Not Today's Yesterday

Lina Limosani and Seeta Patel in assoc. with Holden Street Theatres present


About the show

Image: Stephen Berkeley

"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past". - George Orwell

Once upon a time, in a faraway land...it happened...did not happen...could have happened.

History is passed on like stories from generation to generation. But what if the story is not what it seems? This performance by Australian choreographer Lina Limosani and UK Bharatanatyam artist Seeta Patel tackles whitewashed, 'pretty' histories. In a world where history is dressed up to be a more acceptable, consumable narrative, especially in Australia and Britain, 'Not Today's Yesterday' challenges these narratives and strives to open up conversations about inclusivity, geopolitical relations, and historical truth.

'Not Today's Yesterday' is a part of Holden Street Theatres' exciting dance program for the 2018 Adelaide Fringe.

Supported by the Leigh Warren Dance Hub



OVERALL WINNER: Adelaide Fringe 2018 Bank SA Best Dance Award

WINNER: Peace Foundation Award 2018

WINNER BankSA Best Dance Week Two Adelaide Fringe 2018

2018 Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund Recipient

Praise for 'Not Today's Yesterday' at Adelaide Fringe 2018

★★★★★ 'This is outstanding, innovative, must-see dance.' - The Advertiser

★★★★ 'a poised and thoughtful work and a spectacular performance from a powerful dancer' - Broadway Baby

'Not Today’s Yesterday is an important work' - The Adelaide Review

'... a poetic narrative with a commentary on white-washing and the state of society' - Scenestr

International Praise for Not Today's Yesterday

"…This is an important piece of dance theatre. It is authentic and honest but most importantly, it wills you to think for yourself." - Afronalysis

'An unmissable treat. ' - British Theatre Guide


Original concept/performer: Seeta Patel

Director/choreographer: Lina Limosani

Adelaide Fringe News 2018

'Indian Classical dance will collide with contemporary dane at the Adelaide in the new work that asks questions of history' - The Advertiser

'Not Today’s Yesterday is an important work and recommended to those interested in cross-cultural arts practice, dance theatre and superb solo performance.' - Adelaide Review

Currently in residence at and supported by the LWDance Hub

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Origin: AUS/UK

Rating: PG

Length: 50 minutes

Season: 2018

24-25 Feb at 4:30pm
8-10, 14-15 Mar at 6:10pm
13 Mar at 6:10pm


Adult: $28.00
Concession: $25.00
Child: $22.00
Cheap Tuesday: $20.00
Family: $65.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio, Holden Street Theatres

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