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Jan Kooijman during new dance program ‘against its own limits-faced’

Jan Kooijman during new dance program ‘against its own limits-faced’

During the filming for his new dance program Dance Around the World is presenter Jan Kooijman against its own limits-faced. As he twisted while filming in Thailand his knee.

In the KRO-NCRV programme ” devised and presents with his former So You Think You Can Dance colleague and dancer Ish Ait Hamou, traveled to six different countries. There, dipping the two under in six different cultures and they learn meanwhile, the dance of the country.

When Kooijman during recordings in Thailand his knee twisted he was very shocked. “I was afraid I had my meniscus torn, had, there seemed a moment, but luckily it was ‘only’ a sprain of the tire,” he says on the NPO’s autumn presentation to NU.nl. Although the presenter is not operated on would have to be, were the pictures nearly four months.

War of attrition

There was also ” the learning of one particular dance very spicy. “In Peru we had to stop at 4000 meters altitude, the so-called ‘schaardans” to learn, dressed in a huge suit with a pair of scissors in my hands and a large lampshade on my head. An incredibly difficult dance, and that almost without oxygen. That was a huge war of attrition,” he says.

Kooijman also found it very confronting. “You think secretly that you’ll always be young and everything can always continue to do so, but at that moment, I am still very against my limits-faced”, says the former dancer.

According to the presenter, he has, despite everything, laughed a lot during the recordings, although there were also tears. “Ish and I have been in Peru together huge need to cry. What? I’m not going to tell you, that you must yourself see,” said Kooijman.

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