Tightrope Walker

Tightrope Walker is a strong metaphor when it concerns a man who grew up within the restrictions of a culture of shame. In the judgemental eyes of the ‘other’ the danger of loss of face is ever-present, honor is at stake – even then, when this ’look’ only really exists within you. Tightrope Walker is a personal solo about breaking loose from the shackles of being watched, a perfect fit for one of the best interpreters of Indian dance in Europe.


concept & choreography Kalpana Raghuraman 
dance Sooraj Subramaniam 
music Simone Giacomini & works by Fabrizio Casol 
light design Peter Lemmens 
costume design Kalpana Raghuraman 
dramaturgy Leo Spreksel


‘For the beautiful dancer Sooraj Subramaniam she (Kalpana red.) created a solo about loosing face in a culture of shame. Subramaniam masters the Bharatanatyam and Odissi, as well as classical ballet and contemporary dance, which you can see in his mature mimicry (eyes!) and delicate gestures with limbs, fingers and toes. Just a shirt, shorts, and a table. That's all Subramaniam needed to elevate rhythmic stamping and twisting arms to a personal struggle.’
★★★★ Annette Embrechts, de Volkskrant, 16 February 2015


Tightrope Walker is a Korzo production (the Netherlands)


  • Korzo theater Den Haag , NL

  • Korzo theater, Cadance Festival Den Haag , NL

  • Stadsschouwburg Utrecht Utrecht , NL

  • Leicester International Festival Leicester , UK

  • Southbank Centre London , UK

  • CC Molenbeek Brussel , BE

  • Korzo theater, Cadance Festival Den Haag , NL

  • Theater De Lieve Vrouw Amersfoort , NL

  • Ainsi Maastricht , NL

  • Toneelschuur Haarlem Haarlem , NL