Lydia Chagoll. Filmmaker
Born 1931 at Voorburg, Netherlands
Middle-class background, father a journalist.
From age 11, imprisoned for more than 3 years
in Japanese camps in what is now Indonesia.
Certificate in Literary Studies in the Germanic
Languages, Brussels Free University.
Diploma, Ecole Supérieure d'Etudes Chorégraphiques
(ESEC) - Paris.
Studied classical dance, modern dance, Spanish
dance, courtly dance, folkdance and Indonesian
Dance in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany
and the USA.
Ballerina and choreographer from 1948 to 1973.
Teacher of classical dance.
Founded the "Ballet Lydia Chagoll" traveling
company with specific programs for adults, adolescents
Author. From 1960.
Many books and articles on dance, child abuse
and the Second World War.
Publication of short stories and several collections
Active as a filmmaker from 1973.
a female rebel - a 100% humanist
a loner but loyal