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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:24 am 
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Dancing Bournonville, Part II
Third Bournonville Festival
by DEBORAH JOWITT for the Village Voice

The international profile fits the international repertory that the company performs more often than the Bournonville ballets. On the other hand, the most delicately sly and airy Sylphide is Caroline Cavallo from Atlanta, who behaves as if James, the doomed hero, were her private plaything; her dancing has the right 19th-century perfume,...

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Great Dane: Bournonville's ballet legacy lives on, if only in Copenhagen.

By Rita Felciano

'I REALLY WOULD like to wrap it in plastic and hermetically seal it off," San Francisco Ballet (SFB) soloist Peter Brandenhoff said outside the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, where we were about to take in another ballet by 19th-century Danish choreographer August Bournonville. "And yet, I don't really want to do that." Brandenhoff expressed the mixed emotions that other longtime observers also felt about the Bournonville heritage as presented during the third Bournonville Festival, held June 3 through 11 in Copenhagen. Organized by the Royal Danish Ballet, the nine-day event celebrated the 200th birthday of the choreographer of French descent, considered the father of Danish ballet.


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Sylph indulgence
A celebration of Bournonville sparkled amid our own masters, says David Dougill for The Sunday Times.


Ballerinas in the prettiest of frocks skim the stage in an embroidery of filigree steps; the male dancers bounce and soar blithely, as if on springs. And when they jump towards us, their arms reach out with the sense of an embrace. This is the Bournonville style, one of classical ballet’s great treasures — the spirit of joy, generosity and love.

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The Bourneville Gala perfomance 21 August 2005:

http://www.kgl-teater.dk/dkt2002uk/ball ... nville.htm

I read somewhere that Nina Ananiashvili has decided to cancel all her performances for the rest of 2005. Is there a possibillity that she will perform at the gala?

Have anybody seen the gala programme?


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Welcome!

The programme won't be out for a few more weeks at least - all the staff and dancers are off for their summer break until late July/early August. I'd check back around the second week of August for more details, but final details probably won't be released until a week or so before the gala.

I'm not sure about Nina Ananiashvili - apparently she has been devoting much of her time to the company she now runs in Georgia, so hopefully she'll be available to dance in Copenhagen. But as usual, as far as casting goes, nothing is guaranteed until the curtain goes up. Though, we'll probably know more about the exact guest artists in August.

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I've been on the Kgl website and I'm a bit surprise to read that all the tickets for the 21st have been sale since it's written on the 1st page that we cannot buy any ticket before the 15th. I've tried in July to book a place but it wasn't possible since the reservation for the new season should start the 15th. How this can happen?


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I believe it has to do with the fact that the gala is very early in the season - normally the RDB Season would not start until early September. Thus, people would have a couple weeks to buy tickets before the first performance.

However, if they'd put the gala tickets on sale just 6 days prior to the performance, it would have been a huge problem for people coming from longer distances who needed to make travel arrangements. And also it would not have given local Danes much time to plan their schedules.

I don't remember when the tickets went on sale, but it was probably around the time of the Bournonville Festival since the ticket office is closed for much of the summer. I'd agree that ticket arrangements were't completely clear, but I think the press office was swamped by the Bournonville Festival.

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Yes, I thought it was very late to buy a ticket and that's why I check on yhe net since June without any succes. I tried many time in July as well. I hope they have some ticket that we can only book by phone or directly at the office. Anyway, I think the infomations on the web site are not very clear :?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:40 pm 
Serenade wrote:
My favorite female dancer at the Royal Ballet is Gudrun Bojesen. She's marvellous.I would like see her in "Etudes". "Etudes" is my favorite ballet with "Giselle".
Otherwise I like a lot the dance of Silja Schandorff and Rose Gad. I've seen Silja in Aarhus once in "In the middle" and I've been very impressed,but it was only the pas de deux. I think her energy and morphology fit very well with the neo classic and modern choregraphies.

Concerning male dancers I like Keneth Greve and Morten Eggert. And that's a pity that Nikolaj Hubbes doesn't come more often in Denmark.

It would be great to be able to applaude them in Aarhus in a big classic (like Napoli, the Nutscracker, Giselle ...) and a ballet aften with Balanchine, Robbins, Forsythe... :wink:

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PS: sorry for my very bad english :oops: and since I've a French klavier I miss Danish letter. Sorry for name's spelling.


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