Kalpana Raghuraman/New Talents
New Talents/Korzo productions
Holland Dance Festival presents big names from the international dance world. But there is also a wealth of choreographic talent in the Netherlands. Leo Spreksel, artistic director of the Korzo theater, has invited three of today’s talented choreographers to make a new work especially for the festival. They are inspired by urban dance, classical Indian dance and modern Western dance, respectively. New Talents presents an exciting spectrum of choreographic visions.
The Indian choreographer Kalpana Raghuraman tackles fear and pain head on in the duet Towards Dawn. With two dancers from Burkina Faso, she has made a duet about the survival strategies of modern man. What do you do if you don’t belong? Or if you don’t feel safe or loved? We like to try to find connection and comfort through sex, food, drinks and other addictions, but we also find it easy to build up a ‘social’ virtual life. Kalpana combines her Indian background with the movement material of the two dancers, and walks away from this escapist behaviour in a raw and dynamic duet.
Coproduction with Faso Danse Théâtre.