Kalpana Raghuraman, who was initiated by her mother into the secrets of the classic Indian temple dance Bharatanatyam, offers with Kiss of Life, an alternative to the role models that the contemporary Indian woman is confronted with: the pious, introverted woman, or the Indian version of Barbie. The ‘Black Goddess’ Kali inspires this alternative. She is wild and tempestuous, as well as gentle and tender. Free of traditional conventions, Raghuraman works through Bharatanatyam to provide a relevant example for today's women.
choreography Kalpana Raghuraman | performance Sabina Perry | light design Albert Tulling | music Peter Lemmens | dramaturgic advice Klaus Jürgens | costume Kalpana Raghuraman | stage design Kalpana Raghuraman | Kiss of Life is a Korzo production and is financially supported by the Ministry of OCW, Gemeente Den Haag and Fonds Podiumkunsten.