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 Post subject: Yao Wei promoted to principal!!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:20 pm 
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Yao Wei was promoted to principal on stage following the company's first performance in Beijing! This has been a long time coming, and what a place to be promoted. I think a lot of people were wondering why she was promoted after her superb debut in 'Onegin', but clearly they were waiting for an even more special time



København d. 9. august kl. 16.30 / Beijing kl 22.30:

På The National Centre of Performing Arts i Beijing har klapsalverne fra mere end 2000 publikummer netop lagt sig efter Den Kongelige Ballets gæsteoptræden med Sylfiden og 3. akt af Napoli.
Teaterchef Erik Jacobsen er gået på scenen for at takke for invitationen til at gæsteoptræde i forbindelse med afholdelsen af OL i Kina og for at annoncere en helt særlig meddelelse: Udnævnelsen af den kinesiske danser Yao Wei til solodanser ved Den Kongelige Ballet.

Balletmester Nikolaj Hübbe om udnævnelsen:

”Yao Wei har længe vist tegn på kunstnerisk dybde og indsigt som balletdanser. Hun mestrer et helt eget udtryk gennem sin dans, som på en og samme tid reflekterer to verdener: det eksotiske i kraft af hendes kinesiske baggrund og den danske ballettradition via August Bournonville, hvis stil gør hende til en særdeles yndefuld danser. Hendes talent er enormt, og hun har noget på sinde som kunstner. I sidste sæson så vi hende som yndefuld og gratiøs Nøddeknækkerprinsesse, og hendes fortolkning af Tatjana i John Crankos ”Onegin” var uovertruffen. En lyrisk danser med utrolig smukke linier – en spændende, eksotisk orkidé i den danske byhave – og en kunstner med et sjældent stort og passioneret hjerte”.

Uddrag fra Erik Jacobsens tale:

“One of our traditions surrounds the appointment to principal dancer, the highest title obtainable at The Royal Danish Ballet. Only a few dancers will ever reach this level, and we normally make this announcement in front of our home audience in Copenhagen. But today we would like, in this extraordinary house, to promote a new principal dancer to The Royal Danish Ballet.
It is a beautiful dancer with an exquisite technique, and a very expressive and lyrical style, a dancer who has already at a young age danced many leading roles in the greatest ballets of our repertory. Her professional attitude and disciplined approach serves as an example to all, and it is a great honour for me here in China to promote our Chinese dancer Yao Wei to Principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet!”

Yao Wei kom som nyuddannet danser til Den Kongelige Ballet i 2002 og blev udnævnt til solist i 2005. Og i dag bliver hun så – intetanende - i sit hjemland, og foran et stort internationalt og ballet entusiastisk publikum, udnævnt til solodanser.


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 Post subject: Fail to be entirely persuaded
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:22 pm 
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I fail to be entirely persuaded by this appointment, other than for its political resonance than is so obvious as to need no further comment.

Sorry to be difficult, but as it happens, Diana Cuni is a far better dancer, and long overdue for principal rank.


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Photos from the Beijing Tour

http://www.ambbeijing.um.dk/en/menu/The ... mbassy.htm


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