"The Uzumé is the future, the past and the present. With elements of ancient, ties to reality and glimpses of the future, you'll never know exactly where you are but you won't want to leave."
Tjarda is a true pioneer of Tribal Fusion Bellydance in The Netherlands. She's a genuine dancer with a broad-minded curiosity towards fusing bellydance and well-known for her innovative choreographies. Since 2005 she is the inventive force behind award-winning troupe The Uzumé Dance Company and has received several grants to expand her knowledge or to develop new projects. Her work is highly appreciated by renowned pioneers in the genre. In 2010 Tjarda founded a second troupe The Amano Project, which is an initiative with an everchanging mix of professional and advanced dancers. She has a background in many genres of dance, ranging from modern, flamenco and tango to improvised movement. With her natural creativity for fusing dance, Tjarda is a choreographic force in today's Tribal Fusion Scene. Tjarda is a widely recognized teacher and performer and sought after throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. She holds certifications for teaching and dance therapy and still studies continuously to broaden her education. Blurring lines and drawing inspiration from even the most unlikely sources is the opening stance of all her choreographies and classes. Her work inspires many in finding their own path.
Tjarda performs solo, with The Uzumé, The Amano Project, as an honorary member in UNMATA or you can spot her in some new collaborations with Samantha Emanuel/Hasthorpe (BDSS) and Anasma which will be showcased at various festivals.
" Tjarda aside from being an inspiring choreographer and beautiful dancer, she has this amazing way of making everyone around her feel special. She is funny, kind and down to earth."
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