THE UZUMÉ DANCE COMPANY

“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.” – Amy Sigil of UNMATA

Since the founding of The Uzumé in early 2005, Tjarda is the inventive force behind this innovative and charismatic dance company. She is the founder, artistic director and choreographer and has been performing and teaching throughout Holland and abroad since the early beginning of The Uzumé. In 2006 Renate (Maya Acid) joined the team to complete the on-stage chemistry for several years. In 2011 they decided to part, as life unfolded in different ways. In 2013 Tjarda found her new partner in the talented Caterina Grimani from Italy to continue the captivating spirit of The Uzumé Dance Company. Watch their latest pieces “Consign to Oblivion” and “Yielding into Moirae”.

“Grace personified, The Uzumé flow seamlessly from one fluid moment to the next, completely symphonic with each other and their music. Their innovative choreography and captivating stage presence transcends their audience to a world of beauty and synchronicity.” – Na’la – Shakra

The Uzumé is sleek, sexy and innovative. They bring a level of integrety to Tribal Fusion Bellydance that elevates the artform.”  – Olivia Kissel / Co-Artistic Director of Zafira Dance Company

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