179th

DIES NATALIS

Week of Resilience

A week in which we celebrate Resilience with knowledge & inspiration

Keynote speakers

Moderator

Photographer: Laura de Mildt

Art Rooijakkers

Presenter and program creator Art Rooijakkers, educated as a journalist, started his TV career as the youngest news reporter ever at newsprogram NOVA. Art feels comfortable with the combination of entertainment and journalism; he presents BNR Nieuwsradio with the same amount of enjoyment as the programs on commercial TV. 
In 2019 Art wrote a weekly column,called 'De Eeuw van mijn Dochters’ (The century of my daughters), in newspaper 'Het Parool' about the future of his twin daughters. Under the same name, he made a BNR radio program and podcast. About this thema he also published a book in October 2020.
Furthermore Art works as an ambassador for Stichting Vluchteling (Refugee Foundation) and Wereld Natuur Fonds (World Wildlife Fund).

Intermezzo

Groover Jazz

The Delft Student Jazz Association is an association with 300 members that seek a social outlet and share a passion for jazz music. This is made possible thanks to our weekly drinks, our 20 committees, our musicians and listeners who attend the Jazz Club parties and the festival Just Jazz.

Last year during spring when all our physical activities ceased to be, new initiatives were started within the association. A talk show was set up for members to be able to stay in touch.

In addition Groover started making chain jazz, which created an opportunity for members to make music together. All musicians used their own cameras and mics to record their part of the song. All those separate recording were than mixed and edited as one whole. The result? A short video, where effort was put in by an incredible amount of people.

David Middendorp, Another Kind of Blue

David Middendorp - Choreographer/producerDavid Middendorp started as a dancer at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague at the age of 16. He soon felt more drawn towards modern dance and therefore decided to join Codarts in Rotterdam. Here, he won the Dansersfonds scholarship of ’79, which enabled him to study at the Julliard School in New York for a short period. Middendorp started his professional dance career at the company Introdans, where he performed in works by choreographers such as Nils Christe, Ton Wiggers and Conny Janssen, amongst others.

Read more about David Middendorp at anotherkindofblue.nl

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