The Folkloric dance group Oost Nederland consists of enthusiastic dancers and
musicians from a number of groups from the Achterhoek and Twente (regions in the
eastern part of the Netherlands). The group is composed to participate in Folklore
Festivals outside of Western Europe.
The Achterhoek and Twente are home to a number of folkloric dance groups. These
groups are however relatively small in size, which makes it hard to have enough
available members to participate in festivals that require a long journey. Because of
this, these groups have joined forces in the past to participate in festivals, like the
Folkloriade in South Korea (2012) and Mexico (2016). Since January 2020 the
composed group is an official association.
The group brings a dance program of original dances from the eastern Netherlands
and is dressed in the authentic costumes from different parts of the Achterhoek and
Twente. Besides this dance program from the eastern part of the Netherlands, the
group also has a program from all of the Netherlands, for which the dancers are
dressed in costumes from all over of the Netherlands.
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