Dane says ballet about life of Diana, Princess of Wales, a tribute
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COPENHAGEN (AP) - Turning the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, into a ballet was not an easy project for Peter Schaufuss.
Schaufuss, a former international ballet star who has created dances based on Elvis Presley and the Beatles, said Friday that it would have been easier to do a ballet about Hans Christian Andersen, the famous Danish author of fairy tales. "We all believe we know him, we have read about him and that allows us to add some more to his character," he said in an interview.
"With Diana it was a different situation. I knew both persons - Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, and the person behind that. Knowing her made it more difficult to make the show."
Schaufuss spent a year creating the two-hour work, Diana - the Princess, which opens Feb. 27, in Holstebro, 300 kilometres northwest of Copenhagen. click for more