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Kalpana Raghuraman is a dancer, choreographer and cultural anthropologist. Born and raised in the Netherlands and with Indian roots, she is a great expert on the traditions, cultures and sociology of Indian dance. Kalpana knows how to distinguish herself in the rich Dutch dance field by developing her own dance style, inspired by elements of Indian dance. In an honest manner and with a lot of knowledge she loosens this classical form of dance from its conventions and makes connections with modern dance. Because of this she places this dance based on age-old traditions into the present and lets them be of significance for a young and future generation. From 2010-2015 Kalpana was artist in residence at Korzo Theatre, the Fonds Podiumkunsten included her in the Toptalententraject and she received support from the Municipality of The Hague. She was also a co-initiator and crowd puller of the India Dance Festival. Now she is an independent choreographer with her own foundation Kalpanarts. In addition to her activities in the Netherlands, she is regularly invited to create performances abroad. For example, in 2018 she toured with the show SIMEON through India. In the 2018-2019 season Superhuman: Our Inner Darkness can be seen in theaters throughout the Netherlands, from Drachten to Maastricht.