The Royal Danish Ballet's 2004-05 season will start with the annual performance at the Kastellet on August 21st and conclude with the 3rd Bournonville Festival, June 3-11, 2005.
*The Bournonville Festival
: June 3-11, 2005
*The opening of the new opera house: Jan. 15, 2005
*The Harald Lander- 100 Years Gala: Feb. 23, 2005
The 2004-2005 Repertory:
-Anna Karenina (Ratmansky)
-The Nutcracker (Ratmansky)
-The Little Mermaid (Neumeier/world premiere)
-Vers un Pays Sage (Maillot)
-The Kings Volunteers on Amager (Bournonville/new production)
-Far From Denmark (Bournonville/revival)
-La Ventana (Bournonville/new production)
-La Sylphide (Bournonville)
-A Folk Tale (Bournonville)
-The Kermesse in Bruge (Bournonville/new production)
-In the Night/Fancy Free (Robbins/company premiere)
-Hansel and Gretel (Isberg)
-Three Companies, Three Works (Petronio/Rushton)
"The Little Mermaid" will be the first RDB production to be performed on one of the new opera house stages. Most RDB performances will still be in the Royal Theatre, but dance performances by other companies, including the Peter Schauffus Ballet and UpperCut Dance Theatre will take place at the opera house.
Besides performances there will also be ballet introductions, which take place on Sunday mornings, for "The Little Mermaid", "In the Night"/"Fancy Free", "La Ventana", "The Kermesse in Bruges" and 'The Kings Volunteers on Amager". Introductions are usually in Danish, though interviews with non-Danish choreographers may be done in English.
During the Bournonville Festival, there will also be an opportunity to see the daily Bournonville classes - presumabley in the form of the videos which are being currently being taped. Showings will be Monday - Saturday at 6pm in the Staerekassen stage. I will post more information on the videos and other Festival activities as it becomes available.
Tickets will be available starting August 9, 2004, and tickets for the Bournonville Festival are available via the Bournonville Festival website. Details about the individual ballets and dates can be found on the Royal Theatre website
<small>[ 25 May 2004, 09:20 AM: Message edited by: ksneds ]</small>