This is the wonderful "Letter to dance" by Cynthia Loemij for the "bal populaire" at the Kaaitheater in Brussels, 27th of April 2019.
Cynthia Loemij was born in Brielle in the Netherlands in 1969. She took a teacher-training course at the Rotterdam dance academy, where she obtained her diploma in 1991. Since then she has been a member of the full-time core of Rosas. She was involved in the creation of ERTS, Mozart/Concert Arias- un moto di gioia, Amor constante más allá de la muerte, Verklärte Nacht, Woud, Just Before, Drumming, Quartett (a duet with Frank Vercruyssen), In Real Time, Rain and Small hands (a duet with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker), April me, Repertory Evening, Bitches Brew / Tacoma Narrows, Kassandra, the revival of Mozart / Concert Arias, Raga for the Rainy season / A Love Supreme, D'un soir un jour, Bartók / Beethoven / Schönberg Repertory Evening, Steve Reich Evening, Zeitung, En Atendant, Vortex Temporum, Work/Travail/Arbeid and Così fan tutte. She danced in the revivals Achterland, Rosas danst Rosas, Elena’s Aria, Mikrokosmos and Drumming, and in the opera Bluebeard’s Castle and in the film versions of Achterland and Rosas danst Rosas. In 2006 she took part in Nusch, a play by theater company Stan. In 2009 she danced the duet Prélude à la Mer with Mark Lorimer, in the film of the same title by Thierry De Mey. She appeared in Kris Verdonck’s End and collaborated with Manon de Boer on the installations Dissonant and Mirror Modulation. With David Zambrano she created a duet, as part of the performance Holes. Cynthia Loemij taught at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), the Panetta Movement Centre and Movement Research (New York), Dance Works (Rotterdam) for the opéra Garnier (retake of Rain) and the Lisbon ballet. In 2011 she founded the company OVAAL with Mark Lorimer, and created the performance To Intimate and Dancesmith – Camel, Weasel, Whale.