Anky Schmale & Marcel Tielemans:
“For years we had been Friend of NDT. We went to performances, but also liked to visit open rehearsals in the studio’s at the Schedeldoekshaven. A few times we invited the talented daughter of a colleague to come along, who was considering a dance education at the Royal Conservatory at the time, which is what happened; she now is an enthusiastic and also very good student there. We noticed that the visits to NDT always gave us a lot of energy, which is of course not surprising when you watch those intensely energetic young dancers. When we were asked, leading up to NDT’s 60th anniversary, if we were interested in joining Fonds NDT, we were immediately enthused. We are very happy that we took this extra step, especially now that the cultural sector and also NDT have been hit hard by the coronacrisis.
Moreover being a member of the fonds has been lovely: it offers priority booking of premieres, invitations to meet the dancers after the premiere performances and the possibility to visit rehearsals and other events. Even more than before, we now feel as a part of the NDT-family, not in the least because of the warm guidance by the Fonds ladies!”