In what is probably the most daring project in recent memory, Nikolaj Hübbe and Sorella Englund are creating a new version of Bournonville's classic, Napoli. The ballet is set in the 1950s with new sets and a completely new 2nd act set to music by Louise Alenius Boserup.
You can get an idea of the sets from the pictures posted on the RDB website (for viewing ONLY): http://www.kglteater.dk/OplevTeateret/G ... x?pgl=true
and at David Amzallag's website: http://blueballet.blog.lemonde.fr/
It looks very interesting and will be sure to bring out the critics and strong emotions. Based on the photos - and not confirmed - the opening cast will be led by Ulrik Birkkjær and Gitte Lindstrom with Tim Matiakis, Jean-Lucien Massot and Amy Watson also featuring.
An article (in Danish) on the production here
Choreography: August Bournonville
Choreography 2. act: Nikolaj Hübbe
Instructors: Sorella Englund og Nikolaj Hübbe
Music: Edvard Helsted, H.S. Paulli, H.C. Lumbye, Louise Alenius Boserup m.fl.
Set and costume design: Maja Ravn
Light design: Mikki Kuntu
Conductor: Graham Bond
Orchestra: Det Kongelige Kapel