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Kalpana Raghuraman, Matangi Quartet | Festival Classique, Korzo producties

SIMEON brings together compositions by Simeon ten Holt and contemporary Indian dance with surprising results. Choreographer Kalpana Raghuraman works together with the Matangi Quartet from The Hague and created a diptych based on the famous works Canto Ostinato and Lemniscaat. Kalpana was deeply moved by the passion and sense of perseverance that permeates Ten Holt’s music. In 2014, she created the hit performance Kandam Ostinato at Korzo. In 2017, the musicians and dancers created a new perspective on Simeon ten Holt’s work with, as a subject, the collective versus the individual and the pressures of everyday life.

'The longer you listen to Simeon ten Holt’s music, the more you hear. I draw this as an analogy through to daily life. The more consciously you look at your own life, the more you see, and the easier it is then to move towards change.' (Kalpana Raghuraman)

concept, choreography Kalpana Raghuraman | arrangement Marijn van Prooijen | musical performance Matangi Quartet | dance Canto Ostinato Anuradha PanchamIndu Panday and Usha Kanagasabai | dance Lemniscaat Rosanna Boom - ter SteegeUsha Kanagasabai, Lars de Vos and Goda Zukauskaite | dramaturgy Marc Maris | costume design Asalia Khadjé | light design, technical production Peter Lemmens | executive technique Frank van Schie

SIMEON is a production of Kalpanarts in co-production with Festival Classique and Korzo producties. Financially made possible by Performing Arts Fund, Fonds 21 and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. Kalpanarts receives structural grants of Gemeente Den Haag.

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