Four dancers from different corners of the world set off on an inner journey to find their true north. In order to connect with their inner compass, the beaten track has to be defied. During this ritualistic voyage they find a guide and saboteur in themselves and in the powerful live music of Oene van Geel and Oleg Fateev. In this dance and music performance, choreographer and anthro- pologist Kalpana Raghuraman examines
how people deal with external influences. Kalpanarts is the first and only dance com- pany in the Netherlands that creates con- temporary performances inspired by Indian sources. She does not shy away from urban and contemporary dance influences but uses them to create a new dance language with a universal character and appeal.
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Filmmaker Bowie Verschuuren followed Kalpana and her team during the preparations for her performance SIMEON (2018) and Superhuman: Our Inner Darkness (2019). Kalpana uniquely combines her Indian roots with modern dance. How does she create a symbiosis between these two worlds that differ so much from each other? How does she know how to bind both the Dutch and the Indian public? A look behind the scenes with a passionate choreographer who develops her own dance language. View the full documentary via THIS link.
From September 3 we are rehearsing for the new performance Superhuman: our inner darkness. In exactly two months, this dance performance will premiere at the Korzo Theater in The Hague during the India Dance Festival. During these two rehearsal months, Kalpana will explore with six dancers and a singer the indefinable gray area where the superhero gives us hope, but where the inner darkness also has a place. Together they reveal the dark sides of the superhero, to reveal the complexity of man and the humanity of the superhero. Follow the rehearsals via our social media channels and stay informed about Superhuan: our inner darkness.