In Two Minds
Tue 21 Dec ’2120:30 - 21:30Philipszaal
Humans have a thirst for power. While one might want to exert influence over others, many seem willing to take the role of follower. Our society and relationships are permeated by this, often without us being aware of it. The Indian teacher-student relationship is a good example.
In In Two Minds, Kalpanarts explores the principles of power and manipulation. The strategies of the ruler and follower are complex, but also eerily simple. The five dancers and two musicians make this field of tension tangible. Kalpanarts was inspired by Bikram Choudhury, Mata Hari, Mao Zedong, and Donald Trump, among others.
“Horizontal air flips and other urban moves are accompanied by gracefully twisted wrists and drumming feet from the Kathak and Bharatanatyam. The result is a dynamic dance form that has theatrical expressiveness and is beautiful to look at.”
Choreography Kalpana Raghuraman Concept Kalpana Raghuraman & Gysèle ter Berg Dancers Bilal Bachir, Laila Gozzi, Indu Panday, Sooraj Subramaniam, Goda Žukauskaitė Live music Maya Fridman (cello), Farid Sheek (daf)
Kalpanarts was founded in 2015 by Kalpana Raghuraman (artistic director & choreographer) and Gysèle ter Berg (business director & artistic associate). Social and compelling topics serve as the basis. Kalpanarts is a contemporary dance company with a colorful cast and crew. By combining Indian dance forms with urban and contemporary dance, Kalpanarts creates a dance language that transcends genres. Like a heartbeat, there is always a strong rhythmic element in the work. Use of footwork, hand gestures and facial expressions is characteristic of their performances.
Dance on Mute
This performance is part of 'Dance on Mute', an initiative by Kalpanarts to make performances more accessible for hearing impaired people. Read more information about Dance on Mute.