Due to society's rapid evolution in the 20th century, life in traditional communities totally disappeared in a very short time span. This caused a break with the past. Folk art traditions were no longer passed on from generation to generation, as is still the case in some areas of Scandinavia and Ireland for example. In spite of this there are over 130 folk dance groups in Flanders and thousands of dance lovers who practise these Flemish folkdances and in this manner continue the tradition.
The folk dance group Reuzegom offers stage set performances dealing with themes like: Easter, the month of May, the Reaping of the Harvest, the Guild Life, the Witches and the Weaving trade.
We always perform with our own musicians.
In our programmes we endeavour to keep a balance between the traditional Flemish folk dances and the newly created ones.
We are very proud to share our own culture with lots of enthusiasm, pride and dance enjoyment!
(entrance via J.P. Minckelersstraat)
or contact our working group "dance": Geert Pauwels