March 22, 2010

VAN ZON, Boujke  
After a long and adventurous journey, Boukje passed away peacefully on Saturday March 20, 2010. Much loved wife, mother and Oma. Rest in peace. Fly free again. The service to celebrate Boukje’s life will be held at Olive Tree Cottage, 247 Joyce Road, Pyes Pa, Tauranga on Thursday March 25th at 1.00pm followed by a private cremation. All communications to  or 07 5480494
– From the NZ Herald Monday 22 March 2010   
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A note: for those who do not know, Boujke Van Zon is one of our much valued dance elders. She taught European modern dance techniques and ideals, including choreographic methods, to students in the  Auckland region from the 1950s into the 1980s, assisted by her daughters Carla and Yvonne. Her dance legacy is carried in the minds, bodies and souls of the many dancers she taught, and the many audience members who learned to love dance from watching her students as they developed into dance artists. She sowed the seeds for the development of Movement Theatre and Limbs Dance Company during the 1970s, and the many contributions subsequently made by her daughters. 

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