Nikolaj Hübbe begins to really make his mark on the company....
One noticeable difference is that the season starts later (end of September) and runs into June. The company will tour in Denmark in August, but it appears that they are trying to take advantage of the long early days of summer and perhaps more early summer tourists.
The BIG new production of the year will be a brand new Napoli. According to the program, it will be set in the 1950s, with Bournonville credited for the first and third act choreography and Nikolaj Hübbe for the second. Sorella Englund will be assisting Hübbe. However, it's one heck of a season - four big full lengths including a new Napoli and Neumeier's wonderful Midsummer Night's Dream, and a host of triple bills that range from Balanchine to Ashton to Robbins to Limon.
More to come when the Royal Theatre website works again....
For non Danish speaking balletomanes, M/K refers to male/female, with one evening highlighting ballerinas, the next danseurs.
* West Side Story & Dances at a Gathering (Sept 25 - Nov 2)
* Come Bamse, Now We Dance (Oct 3 - 13)
* Giselle (Oct 9 - Nov 7)
* Napoli (Nov 10 - Dec 16)
* Nutcracker (Dec 2 - 27)
* Bournonville & Balanchine (La Sylphide * Symphony in C) (Jan 7 - Feb 24)
* A Midsummer Night's Dream (John Neumeier) (Feb 26 - April 22) * Shakespeare in Motion (Louise Midjord's 'Othello' and a new ballet by Pontus Lidberg)
* M/K Ballerina (Serenade, The Cage, Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan, new Kim Brandstrup ballet) (May 20 - June 5)
* M/K Danseur Noble (Bournonville Variations, new Kim Brandstrup ballet, A Suite of Dances ,Les Gentilhommes (Martins) and The Unsung (Limon) (May 19 - June 5)
Rosenborg: August 15, 2010
Skamlinsbanken (Kolding, Jylland): August 16, 2010
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