Euterpe Dance School celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. A special anniversary that the company does not want to let go unnoticed. 25 members of the selection group and J+ will therefore present the performance ‘Euterpe 35’ on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November, which pays tribute to the diversity within the dance school.
Nancy Loosveldt started the dance group Euterpe in 1988, as a practical part of her final work for the postgraduate training and movement theory. The dance school has been around for 35 years and has grown into a dance company with no fewer than 250 members. Nancy herself is assisted as a teacher by Lieselot, Lauren, Femke, Elise, Chiara and Jana, who each teach a variety of age groups, levels and dance styles.
“Euterpe started as a jazz dance school, but always included influences from other styles,” Nancy explains. “Modern, contemporary, hip hop, ballet, improvisation and even salsa, Lindy hop and Oriental dance are among our sources of inspiration. This diversity will also be reflected in the program of our performances: various members developed their own choreography in their own diverse styles.”
In honor of Euterka’s 35th birthday, the dance company will perform three performances in the Malpertuis theater on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November. ‘Euterpe 35’ will be danced by the 25 members of the selection group and J+, the most experienced dancers who have been dancing with the company the longest. “Many of them already danced with Euterpe as toddlers,” says Nancy. “Our youngest dancers today are even part of a second generation of our selection group, after their mothers were also on stage with us for many years. Now they come to applaud their daughter, which is quite special.”
Euterka’s performances will take place on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November at 8 p.m. in Theater Malpertuis in Tielt. Tickets cost 18 euros for adults and 15 euros for members or children under 12 years old and are available via [email protected].