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February 1, 2013

Danish gymnastics team to perform here on Wednesday

A National Danish Performance Team member tumbles for an audience during one of many stops on their 2012/13 tour. See tumbling and more during Wednesday’s free performance, 7 p.m., at Barnes Field House.

A National Danish Performance Team member tumbles for an audience during one of many stops on their 2012/13 tour. See tumbling and more during Wednesday’s free performance, 7 p.m., at Barnes Field House.

The National Danish Performance Team, or NDPT, presents its new show “Zoom” during a stop at Fort Huachuca during their world tour. The team, sponsored by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, performs Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Barnes Field House.

The show is free and open to the public. This is NDPT’s second visit to Fort Huachuca.

“Zoom” combines a variety of modern gymnastics, dance, cheer, artistic vaulting, tumbling and high-energy acrobatics. The team’s goal is to inspire active lifestyles, promote sports for all and to encourage international friendship. The athletes dance, jump and tumble during their intricate routines, creating a family-oriented, energizing experience designed to amaze and delight the audience.

The NDPT consists of 28 high-level and skillful gymnasts and performers — 14 men and 14 women, 20-26, selected through audition and representing all regions of Denmark. These young athletes serve as goodwill ambassadors the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Association — a nationwide, non-profit organization comprised of 5,000 local clubs and 1.5 million active members.

After their audition for the team, a personal interview with each gymnast emphasizes the importance of each one’s ability to act in international and social relations and to communicate the joy of sports, healthy living and physical activity. In their spare time, team members are all locally committed as coaches and gymnastics instructors on a voluntary basis.

Being a small nation, the Danes have always sought adventure and knowledge abroad. The history of Danish gymnastics is no exception, according to the team website. Danish gymnastics goes more than 150 years back and is still today considered an important, integrated and vital part of Danish culture. Since the early 1930s, numerous Danish teams have toured the world, shared their skills and gotten to know many different cultures and people.

Around 70 countries have invited the team to perform over the past 18 years. More than 1.5 million people have seen a show or experienced a workshop with the team. From September 2012 to June 2013, the 9th NDPT is travelling around the globe on its 10-month world tour which includes its stop on Fort Huachuca.

To learn more about NDPT, click on http://www.ndpt.dk/.

All their bags are packed, and they’re ready to go! Performers enact one of their more elaborate numbers in an airport setting.




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