Interview with Lydia Bustinduy, winner of the Prize of Merit 2020
NDT 1 dancer Lydia Bustinduy has been awarded the Prize of Merit 2020 by the Stichting Dansersfonds ’79. The Dansersfonds Prizes were initiated in 1979 by its founders Alexandra Radius and Han Ebbelaar and are the longest existing Dutch dance awards. Annually, the prizes are awarded during the Nederlands Balletgala, the fund’s benefit performance. Originally, this award ceremony was to take place on Monday 16 November in the DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix. Due to the corona measures, the Gala, and therefore the award ceremony, was moved to Monday 25 January, 2021, and eventually unfortunately cancelled.
The interview below with Lydia was prepared for the Nederlands Balletgala. Despite the fact that the benefit performance is canceled, we would like to share this story of Lydia with you.