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stars of the RDB touring the eastcoast

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HEY :( this will be my first posting since im a brandnew member, so here we go...

The group "principals and soloist of the Royal Danish Ballet" will be touring the eastcoast of the united states in january 2004 - until now i discovered that they will be performing:

Sunday, jan. 25, 2004 2:00 PM Brooklyn "Walt Whitman Theater"

tuesday, jan. 27, 2004 8:00 PM Atlanta "the fox theatre"

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 8:00 PM New jersey "McCarter Theatre"

thursday, jan. 29, 2004 7:30 PM new jersey "NJPAC"

Ofcourse this is a extension of the Royal danish ballet tour to the kennedy center in Washington DC from the 13th to the 18th of january 2004... But only this smaller group will continue!! :P

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Hi, Nikolaidenmark! Welcome to Ballet Alert! Your profile says you're a dancer in Denmark - are you with the RDB?

Thanks for the information about the tour!

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hey sorry about the late respons Alexandra but didnt notice your reply until now... :(

And thank you for your welcome - I really think your doing a great job with this forum!!! :)

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It'd be exciting to see them come to the West Coast, period! Let's hope... eventually, anyway...

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This is from a press release from Brooklyn College (January 25th at 2 P.M.)

The group is led by Peter Bo Bendixen. Dancers are:

Silja Schandorff, Caroline Cavallo, Marie-Pierre Greve, Tina Hojlund, Claire Henricksen, Amy Watson, Diana Cuni, Thomas Lund, Kenneth Greve, Dawid Kupinscky, Morten Eggert, Kristoffer Sakurai, Nikolaj Hansen, Mads Blangstrup and Fermke Molbach Slot.

Repertoire will include: Bournonvilleana (excerpts from Bournonville ballets but the ballets are not listed), Stanton Welch's The Wish, Tim Rushton's Nomad, John Neumeier's Adagietto, and Napoli Act III.

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A few words on the repetoire:

The Wish was danced by Greve and Gitte Lindström a few years back. Nomads has also been in the repetoire with Tina Højlund as the female lead. Neumeier Adagetto was performed mostly as part of his Mahler Ballet but sometimes as a galla piece. It was the one where Arlene Croce reviewed as Middleaged dancers dance when it was made for Erick Bruhn and Makarova. It has been danced ny Schandorff and Greve last time around. Claire Henriksen is Claire Still, who got married recently

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Thanks for that, Effy -- I wondered who Claire Henrikson was. Tina Hojlund was on leave for part of last season. Is she with the company full-time this year?

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Hojlund is indeed performing full time this season. I'm looking forward to seeing her in Serenade this week.

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Thanks, aspirant! To me, that's good news. She's a very musical dancer (and I like her style in Bournonville -- she doesn't mince the steps, she MOVES).

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Which role will she dance? I can see her in either the Tema Russo or the Waltz, where she would be lovely in a completely unBalanchine way. But my prejudice in the centennial year would be to see companies with a strong native style do pieces like Serenade their way. It's more than sturdy and ripe enough to handle it. What fun to see a Paris Serenade, one in the RDB style, the Kirov style, English. . .

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Strangely enough it looks like she is cast as the third girl The angel, whereas the Russian girl is danced by Diana Cuni, who is not as strong or as vibrant a dancer as højlund

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Cuni was nothing but impressive last Saturday in Serenade. She has an enormous movement quality for such a 'little' dancer and also quite a lovely stage presence. She and Hojlund also danced the demi roles in Piano Concerto later than evening side by side.

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I am pleased to learn that Cuni was a "right" choice for the part. I will look forward to see her. Could you also give more impressions from the "scond" casts af all three ballets as we cannot catch them before january

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I found this press release on another (non-dance) site. The repertoire and dancers have been updated; Nikolaj Hubbe will be appearing.

Principals and Soloists of the

ROYAL DANISH BALLET

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, January 25, 2004 at 2:00 PM

Special Guest Star Nikolaj Hübbe

Formed in 1722, the Royal Danish Ballet is one of the oldest and most prestigious dance companies in the world today. In their first NYC appearance in more than a decade, the principals and soloists of this esteemed company offer a program highlighted by works from the 19th century master, August Bournonville. The Artistic director is Peter Bo Bendixen. The company features Silja Schandorff, Caroline Cavallo, Tina Højlund, Claire Henricksen, Amy Watson, Diana Cuni, Thomas Lund, Dawid Kupinscky, Morten Eggert, Kristoffer Sakurai, Nikolaj Hansen, Mads Blangstrup, Femke Molbach Slot, Byron Mildwater. Special guest for the performance will be Nikolaj Hübbe of the New York City Ballet.

The new updated program will include Conservatory Pas de Trois (1849) Choreography: August Bournonville, Music: H.S. Hellsted -H.S. Pauli; Wilhelm Tell (1873) Choreography: August Bournonville, Music: H.S. Hellsted -H.S. Pauli; selections from La Sylphide (1842) Choreography: August Bournonville, Music: Herman Luwenskjold; Nomade (2001) Choreography: Tim Rushton, Music: Arvo Part; Triplex (1999) Choreography: Tim Rushton , Music: Johan Sebastian Bach; Flower Festival in Genzano (1858) Choreography: August Bournonville, Music: H.S. Hellsted - H.S. Paul; Pas de six and the Tarantella from NAPOLI 3rd ACT (1842) Choreography: August Bournonville; Music: H.S. Pauli. (all casting and program subject to change)

Tickets for the Principals and Soloists of the Royal Danish Ballet are only $35. All Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts performances are at the Walt Whitman Theater located on the campus of Brooklyn College (one block from the junction of Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues). Tickets can be ordered by calling the Brooklyn Center box office at (718) 951-4500 or by faxing (718) 951-4437. Box-office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1-6 PM. For Group Sales, call (718) 951-4600 ext. 26. Tickets are also available through TicketMaster at (212) 307-7171 and ticketmaster.com.

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Here's the program and casting for NJPAC (the same program is for Brooklyn at 1/25 2pm and McCarter in Princeton on 1/28):

Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 7:30pm

THE PRINCIPALS AND SOLOISTS OF

THE ROYAL DANISH BALLET

Peter Bo Bendixen, Artistic Director

Dancers:

Silja Schandorff, Caroline Cavallo, Tina Højlund, Claire Henriksen, Amy Watson,

Diana Cuni, Thomas Lund, Mads Blangstrup, Morten Eggert, Kristoffer Sakurai,

Nikolai Hansen, Dawid Kupinsky, Femke Molbach Slot, Byron Mildwater

Special Guest Star:

Nikolaj Hubbe

New York City Ballet

Artists subject to change.

PROGRAM

CONSERVATORY Pas de Trois (1849)

Choreography: August Bournonville

Music: H.S. Hellsted – H.S. Pauli

Mads Blangstrup, Silja Schandorff, Claire Still

WILHELM TELL (1873)

Choreography: August Bournonville

Music: H.S. Hellsted – H.S. Pauli

Amy Watson, Thomas Lund

LA SYLPHIDE (1842)

Act 2 Divertissement

Choreography: August Bournonville

Music: Herman Löwenskjold

Caroline Cavallo, Nikolaj Hubbe, Tina Højlund, Femke Molbach Slot, Diana Cuni

NOMADE (2001)

Choreography: Tim Rushton

Music: Arvo Părt

Tina Højlund, Kristoffer Sakurai, Nicolai Hansen

TRIPLEX (1999)

Choreography: Tim Rushton

Music: Johan Sebastian Bach

Tina Højlund, Kristoffer Sakurai, Nicolai Hansen

INTERMISSION

FLOWER FESTIVAL IN GENZANO (1858)

Choreography: August Bournonville

Music: H.S. Hellsted – H.S. Pauli

Diana Cuni, Kristoffer Sakurai

NAPOLI 3rd ACT (1842)

Choreography: August Bournonville

Music: H.S. Pauli

Company

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