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 Post subject: The Final Gala
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:09 am 
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The program and casting for the final gala have been released: Lots of dancing with fireworks after the performance!



PROGRAMME

THE MARCH OF THE GODS FROM THE LAY OF THRYM (1868)
Ouverture
Music: J.P.E. Hartmann (1805-1900)
Conductor: Michael Schønwandt


FRANK ANDERSEN
Artistic Director of the Royal Danish Ballet


STEPS FROM THE BOURNONVILLE SCHOOL – WEDNESDAY CLASS, THURSDAY CLASS AND TUESDAY CLASS
Pianist: Julian Thurber

Corps de ballet and pupils from the Royal Danish Ballet School


EXCERPT FROM FIRST TABLEAU OF THE KERMESSE IN BRUGES (1851)
Choreography: August Bournonville
Music: H.S. Paulli (1810-1891)
Stage and Costume Design: Rikke Juellund
Staging: Lloyd Riggins
Conductor: Graham Bond

Mirewelt: Erling Eliasson
Eleonore: Yao Wei
Greit: Ann Kolvig
Trutje: Lis Jeppesen
Marchen: Lesley Culver
Johanna: Diana Cuni
Carelis: Dawid Kupiñski
Adrian: Peter Bo Bendixen
Geert: Tim Matiakis
Burgermeester Potter: Kenn Hauge
Circus master: Morten Eggert

Corps de ballet and pupils from the Royal Danish Ballet School


PAS DE DEUX FROM THE FLOWER FESTIVAL IN GENZANO (1858)
Choreography: August Bournonville
Music: H.S. Paulli after Matthias Strebinger (1807-1874)
Costume Design: Jens-Jacob Worsaae
Staging: Eva Kloborg and Frank Andersen
Conductor: Michael Schønwandt

Gudrun Bojesen and Mads Blangstrup


EXCERPT FROM ACT 2 OF THE KING’S VOLUNTEERS ON AMAGER (1871)
Choreography: August Bournonville
Music: V.C. Holm (1820-1886) and H.C. Lumbye (1810-1874)
Stage and Costume Design: Karin Betz
Staging: Anne Marie Vessel Schlüter
Conductor: Henrik Vagn Christensen

Edouard: Jean-Lucien Massot
Steffen: Morten Eggert
Otto: Tim Matiakis
Carl: Nicolai Hansen
Emil: Dawid Kupiñski
Louise: Caroline Cavallo
Sophie: Amy Watson
Andrea: Christina L. Olsen
Tønnes: Alexander Sukonnik
Thays: Kenn Hauge
Cornelis: Flemming Ryberg
Bodil: Jette Buchwald
Sisse: Ulla Frederiksen
Ane: Christina Nilsson
Else: Maria Stokholm
Trine: Elisabeth Dam
Jan: Martin Stauning
Dirk: Asger Schlichtkrull

Corps de ballet and pupils from the Royal Danish Ballet School


INTERMISSION

PAS DE DEUX FROM WILLIAM TELL (1873)
Choreography: August Bournonville
Music: Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
Costume Design: Christian Molbech
Staging: Eva Kloborg and Frank Andersen
Conductor: Graham Bond

Diana Cuni and Thomas Lund


THE TROUBADOUR (1865)
Choreography: August Bournonville
Music: H.C. Lumbye after Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Costume Design: After Edvard Lehmann
Staging: Anne Marie Vessel Schlüter
Conductor: Henrik Vagn Christensen

Tina Højlund


PAUL ET VIRGINIE (1830)
Choreography: August Bournonville
Reconstruction: Dinna Bjørn
Music: H.S. Paulli after Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766-1831), orchestrated by Svend S. Schultz
Costume Design: Jens-Jacob Worsaae
Staging: Dinna Bjørn and Anne Marie Vessel Schlüter
Conductor: Henrik Vagn Christensen

Ellen Green, Camilla Ruelykke Holst, Christina L. Olsen, Izabela Sokolowska and Yao Wei


LA LITHUANIENNE (1844)
Choreography: Fr. Lefebvre
Music: H.C. Lumbye
Costume Design: Jens-Jacob Worsaae
Staging: Dinna Bjørn and Anne Marie Vessel Schlüter
Conductor: Henrik Vagn Christensen

Marie-Pierre Greve


POLKA MILITAIRE (1842)
Choreography: August Bournonville
Music: H.C. Lumbye
Costume Design: Jens-Jacob Worsaae
Staging: Eva Kloborg and Frank Andersen
Conductor: Henrik Vagn Christensen

Lesley Culver and Andrew Bowman


THE JOCKEY DANCE FROM FROM SIBERIA TO MOSCOW (1876)
Choreography: August Bournonville
Musik: C.C. Møller (1823-1893)
Costume Design: Jens-Jacob Worsaae
Staging: Eva Kloborg and Frank Andersen
Conductor: Henrik Vagn Christensen

Gudrun Bojesen and Gitte Lindstrøm


ELFELDT FILM 1902-1905
Music arrangement and recording: Elvi Henriksen


ACT 3 OF NAPOLI (1842)
Choreography: August Bournonville
Music: Edvard Helsted (1816-1900), H.S. Paulli and H.C. Lumbye
Stage Design: Søren Frandsen and Ove Christian Pedersen
Costume Design: Søren Frandsen and Kirsten Lund Nielsen
Staging: Anne Marie Vessel Schlüter and Frank Andersen
Conductor: Graham Bond

Veronica: Kirsten Simone
Teresina: Gitte Lindstrøm
Gennaro: Mads Blangstrup

PAS DE SIX
Cecilie Lassen, Susanne Grinder, Amy Watson, Femke Mølbach Slot, Nicolai Hansen and Kristoffer Sakurai

Thomas Lund
Caroline Cavallo
Nicolai Hansen
Gitte Lindstrøm
Mads Blangstrup
Diana Cuni
Silja Schandorff
Camilla Ruelykke Holst, Ellen Green and Esther Lee Wilkinson

TARANTELLA
Claire Ratcliffe and Morten Eggert
Gudrun Bojesen
Jean-Lucien Massot
Lesley Culver and Andrew Bowman
Marie-Pierre Greve and Tim Matiakis
Tina Højlund and Fernando Mora
Christina Olsson and Peter Bo Bendixen
Silja Schandorff and Kenneth Greve

FINALE
Soli and corps de ballet

Corps de ballet and pupils from the Royal Danish Ballet School

BOURNONVILLE SALUTE
Music: H.C. Lumbye
Conductor: Graham Bond

Royal Danish Ballet

ROYAL DANISH ORCHESTRA


Ten minutes after curtain fall, a celebratory firework display will be held on Kongens Nytorv in honour of August Bournonville


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Some brief comments as it's very late (or rather, very early)...

It was truely a gala evening, with the theatre all decked out, TV crews on hand to transmit the evening live on Danish TV and a distinguished audience. Besides the critics from around the world, we were treated to the presence of the Queen, her husband, her sister, the crown princess, crown prince and other royals.

The program is above, and the first act highlights were:

The entire (or close to it) ballet school in a brief excerpt from the Bournonville Schools. I was very impressed by the stylistic unison in this group - they were doing simple port de bras, but with the same attention to detail - not perfect, but one clear style.

Dawid Kupinski in the 'Kermesse in Bruges' pas de deux - he seemed to be tiring in the end, but was excellent nonetheless. And also, Tim Matiakis as Otto in the final tableu from "The King's Guard on Amager' - Matiakis is probably the strongest turner in the company and this was his finest performance yet. Gudrun Bojesen and Mads Blangstrup were also noteworthy in the 'Flower Festival from Genzano pas de deux'.

Act two consisted of a series of short divertissiments, a video and then Act 3 of Napoli. The highlight of the divertissments, for me, was Diani Cuni and Thomas Lund in "William Tell pas de deux".

Before Napoli, we had the pleasure of watching film clips from very early productions of Bournonville ballets, concluding with a clip of ? and Hans Beck in Napoli.

The evening ended with a spectacular 3rd act from Napoli. We began with the pas de six, and both the pas de six and Tarantella were deftly expanded to encompass almost all the soloists and principals. Mads Blangstrup and Jean Lucien Massot were the Gennaros, Gitte Lindstrom, Teresina, and just about every other soloist and principal involved. Everyone was in top form, but Thomas Lund was absolutely stunning in the 'blue scarf' solo. Dawid Kupinski did his Tarantella solo with castanets, which I don't remember seeing before.

It looked as if the entire ballet school was perched on the bridge and the stage was bursting with bodies.

After the initial bows, as we were showered in balloons & Danish flag confetti, there was a grand defile of sorts, with all the principals, soloists and character dancers parading on the stage in costumes from the Bournonville ballet. Fittingly, the final pair were Thomas Lund and Gudrun Bojeson in the costumes from La Sylphide. They are really the epitome of Bournonville dancing today, and that's what this Festival was about.

After many curtain calls, and the only standing ovation I've witnessed at the Royal Theatre, we stepped outside for a fantastic 15 minute long fireworks display over Kongens Nytorv.

Bravo to Frank Andersen and all the dancers!


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Has someone be able to record the broadcast gala on the Danish television. If it's possible to have a copy, it will be great, Thanks to contact me by PM or with my e-mail address :wink: I


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