In Two Minds
A musical dance performance about power, manipulation and submissiveness.
“True power doesn't require arrogance, a long beard and a barking voice. True power strangles you with silk ribbons, charm and intelligence” – Slavoj Žižek.
Humans have a thirst for power. While one wants to influence the other, many seem willing to take on the role of follower. Our society and relationships are imbued by it, often without us being aware of it. The Indian teacher-student relationship is an apt example of this.
In In Two Minds, Kalpanarts explores the principles of power and manipulation. The strategies of the ruler and follower are complex, but also awfully simple. The five dancers and two musicians make this tension tangible.
Kalpanarts was inspired by Bikram Choudhury, Mata Hari, Mao Zedong and Donald Trump.
Kalpanarts was created in 2015 by Kalpana Rahuraman (Artistic leader & choreographer) and Gysèle ter Berg (Business leader & artistic associate). Societal topics serve as the base. Kalpanarts is a modern dance company with a colourful cast and following. By combining Indian dance styles with urban and modern dance, Kalpanarts creates a genre exceeding language of dance. Like a heartbeat, a strong rhythmic element is always present in their work. Features such as footwork, hand gestures and miming are characteristic for Kalpanarts.
Dance on Mute
This performance is part of ‘Dance on Mute’; an initiative by Kalpanarts to make performances more accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.
The use of physical vibrations in combination with energetic footwork from the Indian Classical dance style, are typical for the Kalpanarts dancers. It is a leading element in the choreography, musical composition and technics of the performance In Two Minds. Tones and sound frequencies will be made visual and touchable for all viewers by use of sub-woofers. In addition to this, the dance company has made 5 feelbelts available for the deaf and hard of hearing. These belts transform tones into vibrations, so that sound can be made touchable.
After the performance there will be a short discussion with the choreographer. It is optional to have an sign language interpreter present.
For mroe information about Dance on Mute,click here.
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Choreography Kalpana Raghuraman
Concept Kalpana Raghuraman & Gysèle ter Berg
business leader & artistic associate Gysèle ter Berg
dance Bilal Bachir, Laila Gozzi, Indu Panday, Sooraj Subramaniam, Goda Zukauskaité
livemusic Maya Fridman (cello), Farid Sheek (daf)
Musical composition Simone Giacomini
costume design Aziz Bekkaoui
light design, theatre image & techincal production
dramaturgy Marc Maris
sound David te Marvelde
Productionleader Susanne Tuny
projectleader Dance on Mute Anke Riesenkamp, Hadassa Smit
Graphic design Serena Kloet
artistic advise Serge Aimé Coulibaly
special thanks to Theater Korzo, Theater Dakota, Beppie Blankert, Stef Avezaat, Erik Pals, Sven Arne Tepl, Andrew van Esch, Roy de Hair, Marjet van Os
photography Bowie Verschuuren