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Author:  ksneds [ Sun May 21, 2006 12:25 pm ]
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A thread for links to and discussion of RDB dancers in the news...

First up - earlier this year, corps members Sebastian Kloborg and Louise Østergaard were featured on the TV2 show "Scenen er din" (The Stage is Yours).

You can find a nice picture of the pair, along with a short intro and Sebastian's answer's to 10 questions here

Fellow dancer Peter Bo Bendixen was one of the judges on the show. Picture here

A brief article on Bendixen, with picture here

Pictures of their performance can be found in Gallery 7, photos 9 - 12.

A translation of the text:

"Every day life for a ballet dancer at the Royal Danish is a mixture of glamorous performances, sweat-dripping training, modern dance and folk ballet...and lots of rehearsals.

So can be described the Royal Theatre life as a ballet dancer. And this very much suits Sebastian and Louise.

The two young ballet dancers train plies, pas de deuxs and pirouettes all day long.

Louise began to dance when she was 4 years old, and Sebastian's love for ballet stems from his parents, who are also ballet dancers.

When Louise and Sebastian are free, the often spend the time in Louise's *******, where she loves to dish up French food, something she learned growing up in France.

On Friday, the menu is naturally ballet, when Sebastian and Louise dance for "The stage is yours!".

Author:  ksneds [ Sun May 21, 2006 12:56 pm ]
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An essay (in Danish) written by soloist Susanne Grinder, back in the second year of her apprenticeship:

Et balletbarns drøm og den hårde vej!

Author:  ksneds [ Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:28 pm ]
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Corps member Constantine Baecher has been choreographing for the New Chamber Ballet:

Up Close and Too Personal

New York Sun
September 25, 2006

...The program concluded with "Terzetto," an amusingly innocuous novelty piece choreographed by Constantine Baecher to Scriabin piano Etudes. Ms. Brown, Ms. Hanna, and Ms. Small each performed solos that cumulatively described a response to the music that became less rhapsodic and more astringent. Each woman's solo was accompanied by exchanges of derisive pantomime, in which the two women not performing poked fun at the colleague in center stage...

Author:  ksneds [ Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:15 pm ]
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There will be a performance of choreography by principal dancer Kenneth Greve in Frederiksberg next month ( January 2007). The work, called "Lux", includes a number of RDB dancers including Marie-Pierre Greve, Amy Watson, Meaghen Speeden, Dawid Kupinski, Christopher Rickert and Danish Dance Theater dancer Philip Schmidt.

From Copenhagen This Week

Life-giving light – man’s essential ”Lux” – without which life would be impossible - is the subject of this modern choreography by Kenneth Greve.
To composer organist Werner Meyer’s music for soprano, organ & electronic instrumentation.


Ballet by Kenneth Greve
Music: Werner Meyer
Sets: Susanne Ørskov
Light Designs: Jørn Melin

Solbjerg Kirke, Frederiksberg (Howitzvej 34)

8 - 12 January 2007 – 8pm
Tickets 150 DKK, can be bought via Billetnet

See the Solbjerg Kirke website for more details.

Author:  ksneds [ Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:29 pm ]
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Several dancers have recently received a Royal award, the Order of the Dannebrog. These awards are similar to that of OBE/MBE etc. in the UK.

Knight 1st Degree - Kenneth Greve, Silja Schandorff
Knight - Gitte Lindstrøm

Other current or former dancers to have received the honor in recent years are Caroline Cavallo, Alexander Kølpin, Martin James

Author:  EsperanzaTM [ Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:40 pm ]
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- There is a Spanish web page debating about the possibilities to get a Royal Spanish Ballet Company, and it looks fanny and interesting to realize that the spanish dancers show their admiration to our Danish dancers who became directors : Harald Lander, Erick Bruhn, Flemming Flindt, Peter Martins, Peter Schaufuss, Nikolai Hubbe, Dinna Bjorn… cause great dancers in Spain don’t look easy directing: ... &start=165

See in the middle of the page for more details/ Esperanza from London

Author:  ksneds [ Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:29 pm ]
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Vibeke Wern of the Berlingske Tidende gives "Lux" four out of six stars. The review (in Danish) can be found here.

Author:  cocopearl [ Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:06 pm ]
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Author:  ksneds [ Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:21 am ]
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Greetings and welcome!

Unfortunately googling didn't seem to bring up any promising leads. However, not every company posts full lists of dancers on the web, nor do Google searches always pick up everything, so it's possible that Bourgeais is still dancing with a company - in Denmark, France or elsewise.

If I can find out more information from the company or the web, I'll post it here.


Author:  cocopearl [ Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:35 am ]
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Author:  ksneds [ Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:35 pm ]
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Made in Denmark, a group of eight RDB corps members, will be dancing in Denmark and the US this summer.

In addition to their appearances at Jacob's Pillow, they will also be dancing at The Aarhus Music House at 7:30pm on May 27.

The dancers include:

Christina L. Olsen
Elisabeth Dam
Louise Østergaard
Camilla Ruelykke-Holst
Mads Eriksen
Ulrik Birkkjær
Alexander Stæger
Sebastian Kloborg

Author:  ksneds [ Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:42 pm ]
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Congratulations to former corps member Haley Henderson who just got married: ... ck_check=1

Author:  ksneds [ Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:24 pm ]
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Constantine Baecher and Cedric Lambrette have founded a touring group of RDB dancers and guests name Cross Connection Ballet. The website is still being built, but keep an eye on for news of potential future performances and to read about company members.

Author:  ksneds [ Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:43 pm ]
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Dancer Online has a pleasant, if error filled article on soloist Tim Matiakis: ... 25/505106/

(FYI, I believe that Matiakis won the Swedish competition to compete in Eurovision, but to my knowledge he has never competed in the Eurovision Young Dance competition itself. In addition, there is no one lead male role in 'Etudes' - the ballet can be danced with anywhere from two to four male leads. Matiakis has danced many of the solos, but not all.)

Author:  ksneds [ Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:00 pm ]
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Silja Schaandorf and Jean-Lucien Massot are stepping in the replace Desmond Richardson and Tai Jimenez (Richardson has jury duty...) at the upcoming Gala de Etoiles in Montreal. They'll perform part of new piece by Jorma Elo:

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