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Korzo’s India Dance Festival, one of the leading European events for Indian Dance, is expanding with new festival locations in The Hague and a tour of the opera Satyagraha. From 19 October thru 4 November, the melting pot for traditional and contemporary Indian dance presents a notably diverse program including world premieres, up-and-coming talent from the Netherlands and performances by Indian dance makers rarely if ever seen in the Netherlands. An example is the major production Thari-The Loom by Indian dance icon Malavika Sarukkai brought to the Netherlands; the Indian Bharatanayam star Rukmini Vijayakumar will be in The Hague with new work developed during her residence at Korzo. Kalpana Raghuraman from the Netherlands premieres her latest multidisciplinary performance. In addition, the India Dance Festival will also be enriched with concerts by musicians such as harpist Lavinia Meyer and tabla player Heiko Dijker; a workshop program, a conference for the Indian dance community in the Netherlands and dance films.
New festival locations and Satyagraha tour
The festival’s main location is Korzo theatre; performances will also be shown at the Zuiderstrandtheater and for the first time also in De Nieuwe Regentes. Philip Glass’ opera Satyagraha, a unique production that in previous editions played to sell-out audiences, will embark on a festival tour and will appear in the Zuiderstrandtheater, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, and De Meervaart in Amsterdam. Satyagraha is a coproduction of Korzo with Kwekers in de Kunst in which 60 singers, dancers, and musicians perform. The opera production was made possible through permission given by Philip Glass himself.
Ticket sales for the first programs and the festival combi-ticket have started.