ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Danish Performance Team, the internationally renowned performance gymnastics team dedicated to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle among youth, is on their world tour and will perform a free show in Athens, GA on Feb. 21, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. at The Ramsey Center with sponsor ENERVEX, Inc.
Guests will experience a display of the best in Danish gymnastics including innovative rhythmic gymnastics, dance, creative acrobatics, and high-speed trampoline and tumbling. Families can also attend fun and energetic workshops on healthy living and enter the chance to win an exclusive opportunity to meet the team.
The theme of the tour is 'IMANI,' a Swahili word meaning 'trust' or 'faith.' For the 28 highly skilled young athletes who were selected from all over Denmark to travel the world at their own expense, this is a true living example of IMANI's core value – to believe in something or someone. IMANI ignites this value through the expression of the human body around several key themes including:
- Self-doubt, hierarchy and heartbreak
- Falling in love
- Finding a place to belong in the community
"For these 28 gymnasts, joining the team has been a lifelong dream," said Gitte Hagensen, DGI event chairperson and ENERVEX executive.
Seven of the gymnasts have just graduated high school, several worked as gymnastic teachers before joining the team, and many are taking a break from their studies in such different fields as law, political science, chiropractic and English.
The U.S. is the seventh leg of the NDPT's six-month tour around the world. The tour began in September and since then, tens of thousands of people have enjoyed the team in Denmark, Germany, Tanzania, Australia, Indonesia, China and Mexico.
"Our mission is to move the world and through shows and workshops to inspire others to lead a healthy and active life," said NDPT Press Officer Josias Juliussen. "Sport is for all, sport is fun and sport is for life."
About the NDPT
The NDPT is a non-profit group of 28 Danish men and women Ages 19 to 28 selected by DGI to travel the world and perform high-level gymnastics, tumbling, dance and acrobatics. They are not paid for their travel. They are living out their dream to encourage a healthier, more active lifestyle among young people through creative and highly skilled movement.
Traveling along with the gymnasts for IMANI is a team of five leaders: Ms. Lene Bruun (Team Manager), Nikolaj Refshauge Kristiansen (Choreographer), Ms. Signe Tofting Schaarup (Choreographer), Mr. Josias Juliussen (Press Officer) and Mr. Henning Engberg (Trainer). They will also perform in Atlanta during this visit.
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