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 Post subject: 07-08: Silk & Knife
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:38 pm 
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Undergardens
Installation by Karine Guizzo in collaboration with Yvan Dubreuil

Bella Figura
Koreografi: Jirí Kylián
Musik: Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Foss, Marcello og Torelli

Petite Mort
Koreografi: Jirí Kylián
Musik: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sechs Tänze
Koreografi: Jirí Kylián
Musik: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Without Title #1
Koreografi: Jirí Kylián
Musik: Vivaldi

Without Title #2
Koreografi: Jirí Kylián
Musik: Pjotr Tjajkovskij

Uden titel #3
Koreografi: Jirí Kylián
Musik: Franz Schubert

October 27, 28, 31
November 3, 7, 10, 13, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27


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Joined: Mon Nov 27, 2000 12:01 am
Posts: 3378
Location: Canada
Undergardens
Jette Buchwald, Clair Still, Camilla Ruelykke, Henriette Brøndsholm, Hilary Guswiler, Eliza Mulholland, Flemming Ryberg, Mogens Boesen, Erling Eliasson, Kenn Hauge, Christian Hammeken, Gabor Baunoch, Sigmund Hegstad, Iain Rowe og Alexander Sukonnik.

Musikere: Emma Samuelsson, Bolette Thurøe, Thomas Teisner, Jakob Weber og Andreas Westerdahl.

Petite Mort
Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Amy Watson, Andrew Bowman, Sebastian Kloborg, Sebastian Michanek, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert og Julien Ringdahl.

Sechs Tänze
Caroline Cavallo, Diana Cuni, Tina Højlund, Julie Valentin, Ulrik Birkkjær, Nicolai Hansen, Cédric Lambrette og Tim Matiakis
Megastars: Kizzy Howard, Cecilie Lassen, Marcin Kupinski og Christopher Rickert.

Bella Figura
Gudrun Bojesen, Lesley Culver, Kizzy Howard, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Morten Eggert, Sebastian Kloborg, Thomas Lund og Christopher Rickert.

Uden titel #1
Jette Buchwald og Flemming Ryberg.

Uden titel #2
Kristine Andersen, Maria Bernholdt, Henriette Brøndsholm, Caroline Cavallo, Lesley Culver, Diana Cuni, Elisabeth Dam, Sarah Dupuis, Susanne Grinder, Kizzy Howard, Tina Højlund, Rebecca Labbé, Cecilie Lassen, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Maria Stokholm, Julie Valentin, Amy Watson og Esther Lee Wilkinson

Charles Andersen, Constantine Baecher, Ulrik Birkkjær, Mogens Boesen, Andrew Bowman, Jonathan Chmelensky, Morten Eggert, Christian Hammeken, Nicolai Hansen, Thomas Flindt Jeppesen, Sebastian Kloborg, Marcin Kupinski, Cédric Lambrette, Alban Lendorf, Jean-Lucien Massot,Tim Matiakis, Sebastian Michanek, Byron Mildwater, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert, Julian Ringdahl, Iain Rowe, Alexander Stæger og Vincent van Webber.

Uden titel #3
Gudrun Bojesen og Thomas Lund

Sang: Randi Stene
Klaver: Alison Smith


Søndag den 28. oktober 2007 kl. 15

Undergardens
Lis Jeppesen, Clair Still, Camilla Ruelykke, Henriette Brøndsholm, Hilary Guswiler, Eliza Mulholland, Poul-Erik Hesselkilde, Mogens Boesen, Erling Eliasson, Kenn Hauge, Christian Hammeken, Gabor Baunoch, Sigmund Hegstad, Iain Rowe og Alexander Sukonnik

Musikere: Emma Samuelsson, Bolette Thurøe, Thomas Teisner, Jakob Weber og Andreas Westerdahl.

Petite Mort
Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Amy Watson, Andrew Bowman, Sebastian Kloborg, Sebastian Michanek, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert og Julien Ringdahl.

Sechs Tänze
Caroline Cavallo, Diana Cuni, Tina Højlund, Julie Valentin, Ulrik Birkkjær, Nicolai Hansen, Cédric Lambrette og Tim Matiakis.
Megastars: Kizzy Howard, Cecilie Lassen, Marcin Kupinski og Christopher Rickert.

Bella Figura
Gudrun Bojesen, Lesley Culver, Kizzy Howard, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Morten Eggert, Sebastian Kloborg, Thomas Lund og Christopher Rickert .

Uden titel #1
Lis Jeppesen og Poul-Erik Hesselkilde.

Uden titel #2
Kristine Andersen, Maria Bernholdt, Henriette Brøndsholm, Caroline Cavallo, Lesley Culver, Diana Cuni, Elisabeth Dam, Sarah Dupuis, Susanne Grinder, Kizzy Howard, Tina Højlund, Rebecca Labbé, Cecilie Lassen, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Maria Stokholm, Julie Valentin, Amy Watson og Esther Lee Wilkinson.

Charles Andersen, Constantine Baecher, Ulrik Birkkjær, Mogens Boesen, Andrew Bowman, Jonathan Chmelensky, Morten Eggert, hristian Hammeken, Nicolai Hansen, Thomas Flindt Jeppesen, Sebastian Kloborg, Marcin Kupinski, Cédric Lambrette, Alban Lendorf,
Jean-Lucien Massot,Tim Matiakis, Sebastian Michanek, Byron Mildwater, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert, Julian Ringdahl, Iain Rowe, Alexander Stæger og Vincent van Webber.

Uden titel #3
Gudrun Bojesen og Thomas Lund

Sang: Elenor Wiman
Klaver: Alison Smith.


Ons. 31.10.2007 kl. 20:00

Undergardens
Jette Buchwald, Clair Still, Camilla Ruelykke, Henriette Brøndsholm, Hilary Guswiler, Eliza Mulholland, Flemming Ryberg, Mogens Boesen, Erling Eliasson, Kenn Hauge, Christian Hammeken, Gabor Baunoch, Sigmund Hegstad, Jonathan Chmelensky og Alexander Sukonnik.

Musikere: Emma Samuelsson, Bolette Thurøe, Thomas Teisner, Jakob Weber og Andreas Westerdahl.

Petite Mort
Alba Nadal, Alexander Stæger, Julie Valentin, Charles Andersen, Christina L. Olsen, Iain Rowe, Cecilie Lassen, Ulrik Birkkjær, Amy Watson, Sebastian Kloborg, Susanne Grinder og Constantine Baecher

Sechs Tänze
Kizzy Howard, Elisabeth Dam, Rebecca Labbé, Esther Lee Wilkinson, Morten Eggert, Jean-Lucien Massot, Marcin Kupinski og Christopher Rickert.
Megastars: Tina Højlund, Maria Stokholm, Cédric Lambrette og Tim Matiakis

Bella Figura
Louise Midjord, Gudrun Bojesen, Christopher Rickert, Julie Valentin, Sebastian Michanek, Giorgia Minnella, Alexander Stæger, Kizzy Howard og Nicolai Hansen

Uden titel #1
Jette Buchwald og Flemming Ryberg.

Uden titel #2
Kristine Andersen, Maria Bernholdt, Henriette Brøndsholm, Caroline Cavallo, Lesley Culver, Diana Cuni, Elisabeth Dam, Sarah Dupuis, Susanne Grinder, Kizzy Howard, Tina Højlund, Rebecca Labbé, Cecilie Lassen, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Maria Stokholm, Julie Valentin, Amy Watson og Esther Lee Wilkinson

Charles Andersen, Constantine Baecher, Ulrik Birkkjær, Mogens Boesen, Andrew Bowman, Jonathan Chmelensky, Morten Eggert, Christian Hammeken, Nicolai Hansen, Thomas Flindt Jeppesen, Sebastian Kloborg, Marcin Kupinski, Cédric Lambrette, Alban Lendorf, Jean-Lucien Massot,Tim Matiakis, Sebastian Michanek, Byron Mildwater, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert, Julian Ringdahl, Iain Rowe, Alexander Stæger og Vincent van Webber.

Uden titel #3
Gudrun Bojesen og Thomas Lund

Sang: Randi Stene
Klaver: Alison Smith


Lør. 03.11.2007 kl. 20:00

Undergardens
Lis Jeppesen, Clair Still, Camilla Ruelykke, Henriette Brøndsholm, Hilary Guswiler, Eliza Mulholland, Poul-Erik Hesselkilde, Mogens Boesen, Erling Eliasson, Kenn Hauge, Christian Hammeken, Gabor Baunoch, Sigmund Hegstad, Jonathan Chmelensky og Alexander Sukonnik

Musikere: Emma Samuelsson, Bolette Thurøe, Thomas Teisner, Jakob Weber og Andreas Westerdahl.

Petite Mort
Alba Nadal, Alexander Stæger, Julie Valentin, Charles Andersen, Christina L. Olsen, Iain Rowe, Cecilie Lassen, Ulrik Birkkjær, Amy Watson, Sebastian Kloborg, Susanne Grinder og Constantine Baecher

Sechs Tänze
Kizzy Howard, Elisabeth Dam, Rebecca Labbé, Esther Lee Wilkinson, Morten Eggert, Jean-Lucien Massot, Marcin Kupinski og Christopher Rickert.
Megastars: Tina Højlund, Maria Stokholm, Cédric Lambrette og Tim Matiakis

Bella Figura
Louise Midjord, Gudrun Bojesen, Christopher Rickert, Julie Valentin, Sebastian Michanek, Giorgia Minnella, Alexander Stæger, Kizzy Howard og Nicolai Hansen

Uden titel #1
Lis Jeppesen og Poul-Erik Hesselkilde.

Uden titel #2
Kristine Andersen, Maria Bernholdt, Henriette Brøndsholm, Caroline Cavallo, Lesley Culver, Diana Cuni, Elisabeth Dam, Sarah Dupuis, Susanne Grinder, Kizzy Howard, Tina Højlund, Rebecca Labbé, Cecilie Lassen, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Maria Stokholm, Julie Valentin, Amy Watson og Esther Lee Wilkinson

Charles Andersen, Constantine Baecher, Ulrik Birkkjær, Mogens Boesen, Andrew Bowman, Jonathan Chmelensky, Morten Eggert, Christian Hammeken, Nicolai Hansen, Thomas Flindt Jeppesen, Sebastian Kloborg, Marcin Kupinski, Cédric Lambrette, Alban Lendorf, Jean-Lucien Massot,Tim Matiakis, Sebastian Michanek, Byron Mildwater, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert, Julian Ringdahl, Iain Rowe, Alexander Stæger og Vincent van Webber.

Uden titel #3
Gudrun Bojesen og Thomas Lund

Sang: Elenor Wiman
Klaver: Alison Smith.


Ons. 07.11.2007 kl. 20:00

Undergardens
Henriette Brøndsholm, Jette Buchwald, Hilary Guswiler, Eliza Mulholland, Emilie Schack, Claire Still, Maria Stokholm, Gábor Baunoch, Mogens Boesen, Jonathan Chmelensky, Erling Eliasson, Christian Hammeken, Kenn Hauge, Sigmund Hegstad, Alban Lendorf og Flemming Ryberg.


Musikere: Emma Samuelsson, Bolette Thurøe, Thomas Teisner, Jakob Weber og Andreas Westerdahl.

Petite Mort
Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Amy Watson, Yao Wei, Andrew Bowman, Jean-Lucien Massot, Sebastian Michanek, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert, Julien Ringdahl.

Sechs Tänze
Caroline Cavallo, Diana Cuni, Tina Højlund, Julie Valentin, Ulrik Birkkjær, Nicolai Hansen, Cédric Lambrette, Tim Matiakis
Megastars: Kizzy Howard, Cecilie Lassen, Marcin Kupinski, Christopher Rickert

Bella Figura
Gudrun Bojesen, Lesley Culver, Kizzy Howard, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Morten Eggert, Sebastian Kloborg, Thomas Lund, Christopher Rickert.

Uden titel #1
Jette Buchwald og Flemming Ryberg.

Uden titel #2
Kristine Andersen, Maria Bernholdt, Henriette Brøndsholm, Caroline Cavallo, Lesley Culver, Diana Cuni, Elisabeth Dam, Sarah Dupuis, Kizzy Howard, Tina Højlund, Anna Kuran, Rebecca Labbé, Cecilie Lassen, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Maria Stokholm, Julie Valentin, Amy Watson, Esther Lee Wilkinson

Charles Andersen, Constantine Baecher,
Ulrik Birkkjær, Mogens Boesen, Andrew Bowman, Jonathan Chmelensky, Eliabe D’Abadia, Morten Eggert, Christian Hammeken, Nicolai Hansen, Sigmund Hegstad, Thomas Flindt Jeppesen, Sebastian Kloborg, Marcin Kupinski, Cédric Lambrette, Jean-Lucien Massot, Tim Matiakis, Sebastian Michanek, Byron Mildwater, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert, Julian Ringdahl, Iain Rowe, Alexander Stæger.

Uden titel #3
Gudrun Bojesen og Thomas Lund

Sang: Elenor Wiman
Klaver: Alison Smith


Lør. 10.11.2007 kl. 20:00

Undergardens
Lis Jeppesen, Clair Still, Camilla Ruelykke, Henriette Brøndsholm, Hilary Guswiler, Eliza Mulholland, Poul-Erik Hesselkilde, Mogens Boesen, Erling Eliasson, Kenn Hauge, Christian Hammeken, Gabor Baunoch, Sigmund Hegstad, Iain Rowe og Alexander Sukonnik

Musikere: Emma Samuelsson, Bolette Thurøe, Thomas Teisner, Jakob Weber og Andreas Westerdahl.

Petite Mort
Yao Wei, Christoper Rickert, Anastasia Paschali, Julien Ringdahl, Christina L. Olsen, Andrew Bowman, Femke M. Slot, Sebastian Michanek, Amy Watson, Jean-Lucien Massot. Silja Schandorff og Fernando Mora

Sechs Tänze
Caroline Cavallo, Diana Cuni, Tina Højlund, Julie Valentin, Ulrik Birkkjær, Nicolai Hansen, Cédric Lambrette og Tim Matiakis
Megastars: Kizzy Howard, Cecilie Lassen, Marcin Kupinski og Christopher Rickert.

Bella Figura
Louise Midjord, Gudrun Bojesen, Christopher Rickert, Lesley Culver, Thomas Lund, Giorgia Minnella, Sebastian Kloborg, Kizzy Howard og Morten Eggert

Uden titel #1
Lis Jeppesen og Poul-Erik Hesselkilde.

Uden titel #2
Kristine Andersen, Maria Bernholdt, Henriette Brøndsholm, Caroline Cavallo, Lesley Culver, Diana Cuni, Elisabeth Dam, Sarah Dupuis, Susanne Grinder, Kizzy Howard, Tina Højlund, Rebecca Labbé, Cecilie Lassen, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Maria Stokholm, Julie Valentin, Amy Watson og Esther Lee Wilkinson

Charles Andersen, Constantine Baecher, Ulrik Birkkjær, Mogens Boesen, Andrew Bowman, Jonathan Chmelensky, Morten Eggert, Christian Hammeken, Nicolai Hansen, Thomas Flindt Jeppesen, Sebastian Kloborg, Marcin Kupinski, Cédric Lambrette, Alban Lendorf, Jean-Lucien Massot,Tim Matiakis, Sebastian Michanek, Byron Mildwater, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert, Julian Ringdahl, Iain Rowe, Alexander Stæger og Vincent van Webber.

Uden titel #3
Gudrun Bojesen og Thomas Lund

Sang: Elenor Wiman
Klaver: Alison Smith.


Tir. 13.11.2007 kl. 20:00

Undergardens
Jette Buchwald, Clair Still, Camilla Ruelykke, Henriette Brøndsholm, Hilary Guswiler, Eliza Mulholland, Flemming Ryberg, Mogens Boesen, Erling Eliasson, Kenn Hauge, Christian Hammeken, Gabor Baunoch, Sigmund Hegstad, Jonathan Chmelensky og Alexander Sukonnik.

Musikere: Emma Samuelsson, Bolette Thurøe, Thomas Teisner, Jakob Weber og Andreas Westerdahl.

Petite Mort
Alba Nadal, Alexander Stæger, Julie Valentin, Charles Andersen, Christina L. Olsen, Iain Rowe, Cecilie Lassen, Ulrik Birkkjær, Amy Watson, Sebastian Kloborg, Susanne Grinder og Constantine Baecher

Sechs Tänze
Kizzy Howard, Elisabeth Dam, Rebecca Labbé, Esther Lee Wilkinson, Morten Eggert, Jean-Lucien Massot, Marcin Kupinski og Christopher Rickert.
Megastars: Tina Højlund, Maria Stokholm, Cédric Lambrette og Tim Matiakis

Bella Figura
Louise Midjord, Gudrun Bojesen, Christopher Rickert, Julie Valentin, Sebastian Michanek, Giorgia Minnella, Alexander Stæger, Kizzy Howard og Nicolai Hansen

Uden titel #1
Jette Buchwald og Flemming Ryberg.

Uden titel #2
Kristine Andersen, Maria Bernholdt, Henriette Brøndsholm, Caroline Cavallo, Lesley Culver, Diana Cuni, Elisabeth Dam, Sarah Dupuis, Susanne Grinder, Kizzy Howard, Tina Højlund, Rebecca Labbé, Cecilie Lassen, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Maria Stokholm, Julie Valentin, Amy Watson og Esther Lee Wilkinson

Charles Andersen, Constantine Baecher, Ulrik Birkkjær, Mogens Boesen, Andrew Bowman, Jonathan Chmelensky, Morten Eggert, Christian Hammeken, Nicolai Hansen, Thomas Flindt Jeppesen, Sebastian Kloborg, Marcin Kupinski, Cédric Lambrette, Alban Lendorf, Jean-Lucien Massot,Tim Matiakis, Sebastian Michanek, Byron Mildwater, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert, Julian Ringdahl, Iain Rowe, Alexander Stæger og Vincent van Webber.

Uden titel #3
Gudrun Bojesen og Thomas Lund

Sang: Randi Stene
Klaver: Alison Smith


Tor. 15.11.2007 kl. 20:00

Undergardens
Lis Jeppesen, Clair Still, Camilla Ruelykke, Henriette Brøndsholm, Hilary Guswiler, Eliza Mulholland, Poul-Erik Hesselkilde, Mogens Boesen, Erling Eliasson, Kenn Hauge, Christian Hammeken, Gabor Baunoch, Sigmund Hegstad, Jonathan Chmelensky og Alexander Sukonnik

Musikere: Emma Samuelsson, Bolette Thurøe, Thomas Teisner, Jakob Weber og Andreas Westerdahl.

Petite Mort
Alba Nadal, Alexander Stæger, Julie Valentin, Charles Andersen, Christina L. Olsen, Iain Rowe, Cecilie Lassen, Ulrik Birkkjær, Amy Watson, Sebastian Kloborg, Susanne Grinder og Constantine Baecher

Sechs Tänze
Kizzy Howard, Elisabeth Dam, Rebecca Labbé, Esther Lee Wilkinson, Morten Eggert, Jean-Lucien Massot, Marcin Kupinski og Christopher Rickert.
Megastars: Tina Højlund, Maria Stokholm, Cédric Lambrette og Tim Matiakis

Bella Figura
Louise Midjord, Gudrun Bojesen, Christopher Rickert, Julie Valentin, Sebastian Michanek, Giorgia Minnella, Alexander Stæger, Kizzy Howard og Nicolai Hansen

Uden titel #1
Lis Jeppesen og Poul-Erik Hesselkilde.

Uden titel #2
Kristine Andersen, Maria Bernholdt, Henriette Brøndsholm, Caroline Cavallo, Lesley Culver, Diana Cuni, Elisabeth Dam, Sarah Dupuis, Susanne Grinder, Kizzy Howard, Tina Højlund, Rebecca Labbé, Cecilie Lassen, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Maria Stokholm, Julie Valentin, Amy Watson og Esther Lee Wilkinson

Charles Andersen, Constantine Baecher, Ulrik Birkkjær, Mogens Boesen, Andrew Bowman, Jonathan Chmelensky, Morten Eggert, Christian Hammeken, Nicolai Hansen, Thomas Flindt Jeppesen, Sebastian Kloborg, Marcin Kupinski, Cédric Lambrette, Alban Lendorf, Jean-Lucien Massot,Tim Matiakis, Sebastian Michanek, Byron Mildwater, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert, Julian Ringdahl, Iain Rowe, Alexander Stæger og Vincent van Webber.

Uden titel #3
Gudrun Bojesen og Thomas Lund

Sang: Elenor Wiman
Klaver: Alison Smith.


Fre. 16.11.2007 kl. 20:00

Undergardens
Jette Buchwald, Clair Still, Camilla Ruelykke, Henriette Brøndsholm, Hilary Guswiler, Eliza Mulholland, Flemming Ryberg, Mogens Boesen, Erling Eliasson, Kenn Hauge, Christian Hammeken, Gabor Baunoch, Sigmund Hegstad, Iain Rowe og Alexander Sukonnik.

Musikere: Emma Samuelsson, Bolette Thurøe, Thomas Teisner, Jakob Weber og Andreas Westerdahl.

Petite Mort
Yao Wei, Christoper Rickert, Anastasia Paschali, Julien Ringdahl, Christina L. Olsen, Andrew Bowman, Femke M. Slot, Sebastian Michanek, Amy Watson, Jean-Lucien Massot. Silja Schandorff og Fernando Mora

Sechs Tänze
Caroline Cavallo, Diana Cuni, Tina Højlund, Julie Valentin, Ulrik Birkkjær, Nicolai Hansen, Cédric Lambrette og Tim Matiakis
Megastars: Kizzy Howard, Cecilie Lassen, Marcin Kupinski og Christopher Rickert.

Bella Figura
Louise Midjord, Gudrun Bojesen, Christopher Rickert, Lesley Culver, Thomas Lund, Giorgia Minnella, Sebastian Kloborg, Kizzy Howard og Morten Eggert

Uden titel #1
Jette Buchwald og Flemming Ryberg.

Uden titel #2
Kristine Andersen, Maria Bernholdt, Henriette Brøndsholm, Caroline Cavallo, Lesley Culver, Diana Cuni, Elisabeth Dam, Sarah Dupuis, Susanne Grinder, Kizzy Howard, Tina Højlund, Rebecca Labbé, Cecilie Lassen, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Maria Stokholm, Julie Valentin, Amy Watson og Esther Lee Wilkinson

Charles Andersen, Constantine Baecher, Ulrik Birkkjær, Mogens Boesen, Andrew Bowman, Jonathan Chmelensky, Morten Eggert, Christian Hammeken, Nicolai Hansen, Thomas Flindt Jeppesen, Sebastian Kloborg, Marcin Kupinski, Cédric Lambrette, Alban Lendorf, Jean-Lucien Massot,Tim Matiakis, Sebastian Michanek, Byron Mildwater, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert, Julian Ringdahl, Iain Rowe, Alexander Stæger og Vincent van Webber.

Uden titel #3
Gudrun Bojesen og Thomas Lund

Sang: Randi Stene
Klaver: Alison Smith


Tir. 20.11.2007 kl. 20:00

Undergardens
Lis Jeppesen, Clair Still, Camilla Ruelykke, Henriette Brøndsholm, Hilary Guswiler, Eliza Mulholland, Poul-Erik Hesselkilde, Mogens Boesen, Erling Eliasson, Kenn Hauge, Christian Hammeken, Gabor Baunoch, Sigmund Hegstad, Iain Rowe og Alexander Sukonnik

Musikere: Emma Samuelsson, Bolette Thurøe, Thomas Teisner, Jakob Weber og Andreas Westerdahl.

Petite Mort
Yao Wei, Christoper Rickert, Anastasia Paschali, Julien Ringdahl, Christina L. Olsen, Andrew Bowman, Femke M. Slot, Sebastian Michanek, Amy Watson, Jean-Lucien Massot. Silja Schandorff og Fernando Mora

Sechs Tänze
Caroline Cavallo, Diana Cuni, Tina Højlund, Julie Valentin, Ulrik Birkkjær, Nicolai Hansen, Cédric Lambrette og Tim Matiakis
Megastars: Kizzy Howard, Cecilie Lassen, Marcin Kupinski og Christopher Rickert.

Bella Figura
Louise Midjord, Gudrun Bojesen, Christopher Rickert, Lesley Culver, Thomas Lund, Giorgia Minnella, Sebastian Kloborg, Kizzy Howard og Morten Eggert

Uden titel #1
Lis Jeppesen og Poul-Erik Hesselkilde.

Uden titel #2
Kristine Andersen, Maria Bernholdt, Henriette Brøndsholm, Caroline Cavallo, Lesley Culver, Diana Cuni, Elisabeth Dam, Sarah Dupuis, Susanne Grinder, Kizzy Howard, Tina Højlund, Rebecca Labbé, Cecilie Lassen, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Maria Stokholm, Julie Valentin, Amy Watson og Esther Lee Wilkinson

Charles Andersen, Constantine Baecher, Ulrik Birkkjær, Mogens Boesen, Andrew Bowman, Jonathan Chmelensky, Morten Eggert, Christian Hammeken, Nicolai Hansen, Thomas Flindt Jeppesen, Sebastian Kloborg, Marcin Kupinski, Cédric Lambrette, Alban Lendorf, Jean-Lucien Massot,Tim Matiakis, Sebastian Michanek, Byron Mildwater, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert, Julian Ringdahl, Iain Rowe, Alexander Stæger og Vincent van Webber.

Uden titel #3
Gudrun Bojesen og Thomas Lund

Sang: Elenor Wiman
Klaver: Alison Smith.


Ons. 21.11.2007 kl. 20:00

Undergardens
Jette Buchwald, Clair Still, Camilla Ruelykke, Henriette Brøndsholm, Hilary Guswiler, Eliza Mulholland, Flemming Ryberg, Mogens Boesen, Erling Eliasson, Kenn Hauge, Christian Hammeken, Gabor Baunoch, Sigmund Hegstad, Jonathan Chmelensky og Alexander Sukonnik.

Musikere: Emma Samuelsson, Bolette Thurøe, Thomas Teisner, Jakob Weber og Andreas Westerdahl.

Petite Mort
Alba Nadal, Alexander Stæger, Julie Valentin, Charles Andersen, Christina L. Olsen, Iain Rowe, Cecilie Lassen, Ulrik Birkkjær, Amy Watson, Sebastian Kloborg, Susanne Grinder og Constantine Baecher

Sechs Tänze
Kizzy Howard, Elisabeth Dam, Rebecca Labbé, Esther Lee Wilkinson, Morten Eggert, Jean-Lucien Massot, Marcin Kupinski og Christopher Rickert.
Megastars: Tina Højlund, Maria Stokholm, Cédric Lambrette og Tim Matiakis

Bella Figura
Louise Midjord, Gudrun Bojesen, Christopher Rickert, Julie Valentin, Sebastian Michanek, Giorgia Minnella, Alexander Stæger, Kizzy Howard og Nicolai Hansen

Uden titel #1
Jette Buchwald og Flemming Ryberg.

Uden titel #2
Kristine Andersen, Maria Bernholdt, Henriette Brøndsholm, Caroline Cavallo, Lesley Culver, Diana Cuni, Elisabeth Dam, Sarah Dupuis, Susanne Grinder, Kizzy Howard, Tina Højlund, Rebecca Labbé, Cecilie Lassen, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Maria Stokholm, Julie Valentin, Amy Watson og Esther Lee Wilkinson

Charles Andersen, Constantine Baecher, Ulrik Birkkjær, Mogens Boesen, Andrew Bowman, Jonathan Chmelensky, Morten Eggert, Christian Hammeken, Nicolai Hansen, Thomas Flindt Jeppesen, Sebastian Kloborg, Marcin Kupinski, Cédric Lambrette, Alban Lendorf, Jean-Lucien Massot,Tim Matiakis, Sebastian Michanek, Byron Mildwater, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert, Julian Ringdahl, Iain Rowe, Alexander Stæger og Vincent van Webber.

Uden titel #3
Gudrun Bojesen og Thomas Lund

Sang: Randi Stene
Klaver: Alison Smith


Tor. 22.11.2007 kl. 20:00

Undergardens
Lis Jeppesen, Clair Still, Camilla Ruelykke, Henriette Brøndsholm, Hilary Guswiler, Eliza Mulholland, Poul-Erik Hesselkilde, Mogens Boesen, Erling Eliasson, Kenn Hauge, Christian Hammeken, Gabor Baunoch, Sigmund Hegstad, Jonathan Chmelensky og Alexander Sukonnik

Musikere: Emma Samuelsson, Bolette Thurøe, Thomas Teisner, Jakob Weber og Andreas Westerdahl.

Petite Mort
Alba Nadal, Alexander Stæger, Julie Valentin, Charles Andersen, Christina L. Olsen, Iain Rowe, Cecilie Lassen, Ulrik Birkkjær, Amy Watson, Sebastian Kloborg, Susanne Grinder og Constantine Baecher

Kizzy Howard, Elisabeth Dam, Rebecca Labbé, Esther Lee Wilkinson, Morten Eggert, Jean-Lucien Massot, Marcin Kupinski og Christopher Rickert.
Megastars: Tina Højlund, Maria Stokholm, Cédric Lambrette og Tim Matiakis

Bella Figura
Louise Midjord, Gudrun Bojesen, Christopher Rickert, Julie Valentin, Sebastian Michanek, Giorgia Minnella, Alexander Stæger, Kizzy Howard og Nicolai Hansen

Uden titel #1
Lis Jeppesen og Poul-Erik Hesselkilde.

Uden titel #2
Kristine Andersen, Maria Bernholdt, Henriette Brøndsholm, Caroline Cavallo, Lesley Culver, Diana Cuni, Elisabeth Dam, Sarah Dupuis, Susanne Grinder, Kizzy Howard, Tina Højlund, Rebecca Labbé, Cecilie Lassen, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Maria Stokholm, Julie Valentin, Amy Watson og Esther Lee Wilkinson

Charles Andersen, Constantine Baecher, Ulrik Birkkjær, Mogens Boesen, Andrew Bowman, Jonathan Chmelensky, Morten Eggert, Christian Hammeken, Nicolai Hansen, Thomas Flindt Jeppesen, Sebastian Kloborg, Marcin Kupinski, Cédric Lambrette, Alban Lendorf, Jean-Lucien Massot,Tim Matiakis, Sebastian Michanek, Byron Mildwater, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert, Julian Ringdahl, Iain Rowe, Alexander Stæger og Vincent van Webber.

Uden titel #3
Gudrun Bojesen og Thomas Lund

Sang: Elenor Wiman
Klaver: Alison Smith.


Lør. 24.11.2007 kl. 20:00

Undergardens
Jette Buchwald, Clair Still, Camilla Ruelykke, Henriette Brøndsholm, Hilary Guswiler, Eliza Mulholland, Flemming Ryberg, Mogens Boesen, Erling Eliasson, Kenn Hauge, Christian Hammeken, Gabor Baunoch, Sigmund Hegstad, Iain Rowe og Alexander Sukonnik.

Musikere: Emma Samuelsson, Bolette Thurøe, Thomas Teisner, Jakob Weber og Andreas Westerdahl.

Petite Mort
Yao Wei, Christoper Rickert, Anastasia Paschali, Julien Ringdahl, Christina L. Olsen, Andrew Bowman, Femke M. Slot, Sebastian Michanek, Amy Watson, Jean-Lucien Massot. Silja Schandorff og Fernando Mora

Sechs Tänze
Caroline Cavallo, Diana Cuni, Tina Højlund, Julie Valentin, Ulrik Birkkjær, Nicolai Hansen, Cédric Lambrette og Tim Matiakis
Megastars: Kizzy Howard, Cecilie Lassen, Marcin Kupinski og Christopher Rickert.

Bella Figura
Louise Midjord, Gudrun Bojesen, Christopher Rickert, Lesley Culver, Thomas Lund, Giorgia Minnella, Sebastian Kloborg, Kizzy Howard og Morten Eggert

Uden titel #1
Jette Buchwald og Flemming Ryberg.

Uden titel #2
Kristine Andersen, Maria Bernholdt, Henriette Brøndsholm, Caroline Cavallo, Lesley Culver, Diana Cuni, Elisabeth Dam, Sarah Dupuis, Susanne Grinder, Kizzy Howard, Tina Højlund, Rebecca Labbé, Cecilie Lassen, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Maria Stokholm, Julie Valentin, Amy Watson og Esther Lee Wilkinson

Charles Andersen, Constantine Baecher, Ulrik Birkkjær, Mogens Boesen, Andrew Bowman, Jonathan Chmelensky, Morten Eggert, Christian Hammeken, Nicolai Hansen, Thomas Flindt Jeppesen, Sebastian Kloborg, Marcin Kupinski, Cédric Lambrette, Alban Lendorf, Jean-Lucien Massot,Tim Matiakis, Sebastian Michanek, Byron Mildwater, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert, Julian Ringdahl, Iain Rowe, Alexander Stæger og Vincent van Webber.

Uden titel #3
Gudrun Bojesen og Thomas Lund

Sang: Randi Stene
Klaver: Alison Smith


Tir. 27.11.2007 kl. 20:00

Undergardens
Lis Jeppesen, Clair Still, Camilla Ruelykke, Henriette Brøndsholm, Hilary Guswiler, Eliza Mulholland, Poul-Erik Hesselkilde, Mogens Boesen, Erling Eliasson, Kenn Hauge, Christian Hammeken, Gabor Baunoch, Sigmund Hegstad, Iain Rowe og Alexander Sukonnik

Musikere: Emma Samuelsson, Bolette Thurøe, Thomas Teisner, Jakob Weber og Andreas Westerdahl.

Petite Mort
Yao Wei, Christoper Rickert, Anastasia Paschali, Julien Ringdahl, Christina L. Olsen, Andrew Bowman, Femke M. Slot, Sebastian Michanek, Amy Watson, Jean-Lucien Massot. Silja Schandorff og Fernando Mora

Sechs Tänze
Caroline Cavallo, Diana Cuni, Tina Højlund, Julie Valentin, Ulrik Birkkjær, Nicolai Hansen, Cédric Lambrette og Tim Matiakis
Megastars: Kizzy Howard, Cecilie Lassen, Marcin Kupinski og Christopher Rickert.

Bella Figura
Louise Midjord, Gudrun Bojesen, Christopher Rickert, Lesley Culver, Thomas Lund, Giorgia Minnella, Sebastian Kloborg, Kizzy Howard og Morten Eggert

Uden titel #1
Lis Jeppesen og Poul-Erik Hesselkilde.

Uden titel #2
Kristine Andersen, Maria Bernholdt, Henriette Brøndsholm, Caroline Cavallo, Lesley Culver, Diana Cuni, Elisabeth Dam, Sarah Dupuis, Susanne Grinder, Kizzy Howard, Tina Højlund, Rebecca Labbé, Cecilie Lassen, Louise Midjord, Giorgia Minnella, Alba Nadal, Christina L. Olsen, Anastasia Paschali, Silja Schandorff, Femke Mølbach Slot, Maria Stokholm, Julie Valentin, Amy Watson og Esther Lee Wilkinson

Charles Andersen, Constantine Baecher, Ulrik Birkkjær, Mogens Boesen, Andrew Bowman, Jonathan Chmelensky, Morten Eggert, Christian Hammeken, Nicolai Hansen, Thomas Flindt Jeppesen, Sebastian Kloborg, Marcin Kupinski, Cédric Lambrette, Alban Lendorf, Jean-Lucien Massot,Tim Matiakis, Sebastian Michanek, Byron Mildwater, Fernando Mora, Christopher Rickert, Julian Ringdahl, Iain Rowe, Alexander Stæger og Vincent van Webber.

Uden titel #3
Gudrun Bojesen og Thomas Lund

Sang: Elenor Wiman
Klaver: Alison Smith.


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Apologies for putting this information up so tardily - my time on the forum is limited until my PhD is submitted.

I will try to post links to reviews later, but based on the RDB website, this program has gotten stellar reviews - almost all the reviews gave the program 5 or 6 of 6 stars.


En gave til alle teaterelskere fra Jirí Kylián

Der findes ikke Adgang-Forbudt-skilte i Jirí Kyliáns verden. Ingen lukkede døre og ingen rigide grænser. Er man klar til at tage imod denne åbenhed og generøsitet, kan man forvente en helt enestående teateroplevelse, når tjekkiskfødte Jirí Kylián byder indenfor på Gamle Scene.
For at afvæbne distancen mellem, hvad der foregår på scenen, og hvad der foregår på publikumspladserne begynder aftenens forestilling med en tur bag, under og på scenen. Her har den tidligere danser Karine Guizzo udviklet et eventyrland med forskellige bizarre og poetiske optrin i omgivelser som normalt er forbudt område for offentligheden. Der bliver dermed mulighed for at komme helt tæt på det maskineri, der hver aften skaber teatermagi, og som publikum normalt kun oplever på afstand.

For Jirí Kylián handler installationen om at få nedbrudt distancen mellem vores hverdagsliv og kunsten på scenen. Hvis publikum er åbne for udviskningen af denne grænse, vil forestilling være en gave. Jirí Kylián:
”Programmet er primært tænkt som en gave til publikum. Jeg ønsker, at publikum ikke blot skal være passive tilskuere af denne event, men meget mere aktive deltagere. Mit ønske er, at oplevelsen mere vil være en slags rejse end en almindelig teateroplevelse.”

Efter at have været en tur i det forbudte område, kan publikum sætte sig tilrette i stolene og nyde en kombination af Kyliáns mest berømte værker fra sin enorme produktion og to helt nye – og forbundne – værker til Den Kongelige Ballet. Udenfor Skandinavien er det meget få kompagnier, der har aktive dansere over 40 år i kompagniet. Kylián har i Nederlands Dans Theater skabt et miljø for dansere ”mellem 40 år og døden”, som han udtrykker det, og det var derfor naturligt for Kylián at arbejde videre med den gruppe af dansere, som ellers sjældent tager de ledende roller i ny koreografi. Derfor vil der på premiereaften være et nyt værk til Lis Jeppesen og Flemming Ryberg – sidstnævnte kan den 9. november fejre sit 50 års jubilæum som scenekunstner.

Balletmester Frank Andersener meget stolt af at kunne præsentere en helt aften med en af Europas bedste koreografer:
Det er en sensation – intet mindre – at vi har fået Kylián til at sammensætte et helt program til vores dansere. Seks balletter i samme program, hvoraf to af dem er verdenspremierer. Det er en af mine store drømme, der er gået i opfyldelse – en aften der simpelthen skal opleves.


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Silk and Knife
Royal Danish Ballet
Royal Theatre, Copenhagen
7th November 2007


Silk and Knife is currently the hottest ticket in Copenhagen. An evening of six works by Jiri Kylian plus a prologue of dance installations meant I approached the performance with some trepidation as I’ve struggled in the past to tune into Kylian’s wavelength and although I didn’t leave the theatre as a fan, on this occasion I came away with a greater sense of enjoyment of his work than I had expected.

Undergardens has the entire audience filing through the back stage area, under stage area and finally across the stage itself. It’s a journey of discovery; not just of those intriguing sectors normally off limits to an audience but of a strange new environment of giant roots sprouting from the ceilings and populated by dancers seen close to and at a distance, some distressed by close proximity to their audience and others oblivious to our presence. Some pose unselfconsciously whilst others scurry away down corridors. My favourite was a man dressed in just a tartan kilt who jumped out of an alcove blowing a loud horn and scaring the daylights out of the people ahead of me. Horns were something of a theme as many of the dancers had horn shaped appendages attached to their bodies protruding from elbows, ribs and so on, with the flesh attached to metal idea even extending to a young girl who appeared to be pregnant with a metal orb on her belly. The strains of a string trio by Lully became louder as we approached three musicians in period costumes and the mood changed to something a little more formal as we came upon a young man posing regally in a nightshirt and long blue robe; standing with his feet in a pool of water and positioned behind stage machinery creating the illusion of being in a cage, he looked for all the world like a youthful version of poor, mad King George III. The tour of discovery continued when after climbing an ancient flight of stairs that looked like a relic of Bournonville’s day, we suddenly found ourselves actually crossing the theatre’s stage with a vast screen of the company in rehearsal on our left and that part of the audience that had already completed the circuit taking their seats in the auditorium on our right.

When everyone had finished the tour the more conventional part of the performance began. Petite Mort and Sechs Tänze run together without a break, each appearing as a companion piece to the other with both works set firmly in the 18th century and both having music by Mozart. The bewigged men wield fencing foils and the ladies glide across the stage in elaborate panniered costumes that can be discarded simply by stepping back and out of them. The mood is light, frivolous and amorous, conjuring up visions of rumpled bed sheets and Casanova-style seductions. There is a strong vein of humour too and I was particularly amused by the young man who loses interest in his girl when he discovers the delights of wearing a frock.

Bella Figura was the only work of the evening with which I was familiar having seen it in Paris some six years ago. I think Kylian may have reworked this piece since I saw it and certainly the lighting seemed less bright than in Paris, but I have to admit to a prejudice against works featuring topless female dancers, so will comment no further.

The three further works of the evening were all untitled (Uden Titel #1, #2 and #3); number 2 was first performed by Nederlands Dans Theater two years ago, but the other two pieces, both pas de deux, were specially created for this programme. Uden Titel # 1 had Jette Buchwald in a fabulous red evening gown facing the audience alongside an unenthusiastic Fleming Ryberg in embroidered waistcoat and a full red skirt matching his partner’s. She is pleased to be there, he would very obviously prefer to be elsewhere. Clearly these two are a married couple of many years standing with the wife retaining more than a few vestiges of glamour whereas the husband has no time for social niceties. Buchwald reaches out toward Ryberg and he turns his head suddenly causing her to smear his lipstick into a crimson gash leaving him seriously annoyed, she tries to console him by ruffling his perfectly coiffed leonine mane and only succeeds in making him even angrier. She then grasps his red skirt and rips it off revealing his startling underwear – a pair of spandex hot pants, and the couple make their exit by descending down steps into the orchestra pit.

Uden Titel # 2 has almost the entire company rushing onto the stage from all directions including the auditorium. Both sexes wear full crimson skirts with red confetti falling from the folds as they begin to dance. The music is the familiar Tchaikovsky suite Balanchine used for his Theme and Variations and has a burst of onstage fireworks matching the jubilant dancing. It would seem to be a stirring finale to the show if one didn’t know there was more to follow, but the upbeat mood was shattered by a voiceover announcing the news of the fatal shootings that day at a school in Tuusula in Finland. Apparently at each performance this euphoric piece will be rounded off by the worse news that occurs on the day of performance. A reminder that while we enjoy ourselves in the theatre, elsewhere in our world horrors continue to happen.

Uden Titel # 3 is a pas de deux for Gudren Bojesen and Thomas Lund danced to Schubert’s heartbreaking Winterreise. This piece is rather unlike what has gone before, as it is starkly beautiful and without any of the humour in the earlier works, a thoughtful epilogue to round off the earlier exuberance.

Hugely appreciated by the capacity audience (including Denmark’s balletomane queen), I found this a very unique experience. Obviously the backstage tour was the evening’s exceptional ingredient but it was also in some ways the most problematic as the theatre was clearly facing a problem in logistics in shepherding a thousand plus patrons around a cramped area. We were admitted in controllable groups to comply with health and safety rules, but I didn’t enjoy the lengthy (forty minutes) wait in the increasingly icy space between the outer doors and the foyer. There is a choice by the way, if you are infirm or unable to cope with stairs you can choose to watch the rehearsal film on the big screen on stage. Luckily I remain relatively able bodied and can now truthfully boast that I have appeared on the stage of Copenhagen’s Royal Theatre.


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Due to the high demand for tickets, five performances have already been announced for the fall of 2008:


Ekstra forestillinger med Silk & Knife i salg nu
13.11.2007|Pressemeddelelse
Så er en af årets største teateroplevelser udsolgt. Men Det Kongelige Teater står klar med fire ekstra forestillinger.

På ganske kort tid er billetterne til Jirí Kyliáns anmelderroste balletkoncept, Silk & Knife, blevet revet væk. Og derfor har Den Kongelige Ballet besluttet sig for allerede nu at åbne for salget af fire ekstra forestillinger.

Balletmester Frank Andersen:
"Vi er naturligvis meget glade for den store publikumsinteresse for Silk & Knife. Det er jo rart, når stor kunst og publikumstække går hånd i hånd. Vi ved, at mange allerede er gået forgæves til Kyliáns drøm af en forestilling, så derfor har vi besluttet os for at åbne for salget til fire ekstra forestillinger".

Det har ikke været muligt at finde plads til ekstraforestillingerne i forlængelse af den nuværende spilleperiode, da den Kongelige Ballets næste store verdenspremiere, Nøddeknækkeren, har premiere få dage efter sidste forestilling af Silk & Knife. I stedet har man besluttet sig for at åbne næste sæson med foreløbigt fire forestillinger af Silk & Knife på datoerne 2., 6., 20. og 27. september 2008.


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Silk & Knife

I would like to echo the review above in my praise for this wonderful evening presented by the Royal Danish Ballet. Nikolaj Hubbe said in a recent interview that "I think that within classical ballet there are still rich, rich possibilities. Things we are not even aware of yet". This programme delivered some of that exotic vision, with an extremely "rich" experience for all the senses and emotions.

I actually felt that what the RDB has achieved here with Kylian is something really very special and significant within the global world of ballet, an artistic triumph that people should know about well beyond the confines of Copenhagen. Before one even thinks about the works shown as pieces of dance you have to examine the whole experience within the context of having travelled the Undergardens. Cassandra describes above very well what this physically consists of, but what interested me was the way that experience made me "feel", the emotions and mind state this engendered in me both during the journey and also upon sitting down in my seat to watch the first ballet. What I felt most of all was a wonderful sense of community with the rest of the audience - for the first time I sat in my seat "feeling" and "thinking" in a similar way and about the same thing (i.e. the Undergardens experience) as all other 1,000 people in the theatre. There was a shared feeling on a sensory / emotional level as the performance began which, to me, was palpable and extremely liberating as a theatrical experience. After all, when you bring 2,000 people into a theatre at the end of a day you normally have an audience "coming at" the performance from 2,000 different viewpoints i.e. one person had a stressful day at work and is feeling awful, someone else won a prize and is feeling on top of the world, someone's cat died today and they feel depressed etc etc. No one person is feeling or thinking the same as another. Yet after us all having spent an hour in the Undergardens (long enough to drift out of whatever mood came before) we all sit down having just shared a very similar experience, watching other fellow companions emerge from the Undergardens and walk across the stage, now "ready" to join us. I have never felt quite this way with an audience before, and it was a wonderful feeling. You could almost touch the "shared" anticipation in the air as the first ballet started. Pure genius.

Both Petite Mort and Sechs Tanze are pieces I had seen before and already adore, but they worked particularly well as the immediate follow on of the above experience. The dancers were stunning. I don't feel the same way as Cassandra about Bella Figura - this is a beautifully crafted work, with some ingenious use of drop down and drifting panels to create fascinating miniature stage pictures. Interestingly I felt the complete opposite about the semi nude females - to be honest I hardly noticed they were nude as they were normally dancing with men also naked on the top half, with both sexes wearing exactly the same bottom half costume. To me in such a context these "creatures of the dance" did not have a gender, they were all one and the same. The "nudity" was therefore unnoticeable and inoffensive to me, in effect neutralised by the genderless nature of the dancers. Given the jokes about the possible thinness of gender barriers with the men wearing frocks in the earlier piece, I thought the message that we are all basically one and the same sat comfortably. Although these pieces were created by Kylian originally as totally separate works, it was interesting to find when placed together, they seemed to be giving out similar signals.

I have to say I never thought I would forgive any other choreographer for using the iconic music of Balanchine's great ballet Theme and Variations in such a frivolous way - indeed I always thought of any other ballet trying to use this music as sacrilege. However the sight of these wonderful dancers singing that great tune la la la at the top of their voices won me over completely and utterly. My heart soared and I wanted to sing with them - except I would have been drowned out by an extremely enthusiastic and very funny Constantine Baecher!

And then the news hits, the bad news that is, the worst news of the day played on loudspeaker prior to the beautiful and mournful pas de deux that ends the evening. Back to reality, get real, says Kylian - wake up, people are dying out there whilst you are emerged in opulent Tchaikovsky with all its meaningless glitter and fireworks. Great concept, if only I had got it at the time. The bad news was read out in Danish, so I only found out what was intended the day after the performance when a Danish friend explained. At the time it lost its impact for the English speakers in the audience. I love the concept, the idea is very powerful, but I did not experience it in the theatre, and felt robbed of the chance to go through that sudden emotional gear change which the locals experienced, and which Kylian had intended. That was the one thing the theatre misjudged - seeing as Danish is only spoken by a tiny population worldwide it would be useful for the bad news of the day to be translated and read out in English (in addition to Danish, not, of course, instead of). That way you would be sure to cover 95% - 98% of any audience, as opposed to excluding all foreign visitors with a Danish only reading. A thought for next time on revival perhaps.

I would urge all balletomanes to see, "experience" and "feel" this fantastic revival next season.


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