Royal Danish Ballet, season 2006-2007
Posted 28 April 2006 - 04:14 AM
The season will include only two Bournonville works ("Napoli", and "La Sylphide" paired with Flindt's "The Lesson")... The rest of the season will include four full-length works (Peter Martins' production of "Swan Lake", Flemming Flindt's "Caroline Mathilde", Pär Isberg's "Paper cut" and Tim Rushton's "Requiem"), and quite a lot of double and triple bills, which seem to focus mostly on modern dance (Neumeier/ Rushton/ Laerkesen on some music by the Beatles, Uotinen/ Preljocaj/ Wang, Scholz/ Lander, Elo/ Midjord/ Isberg, Fonte/ Mrozewski/ Dove, Ailey/ Zuska/ Brandstrup, Uotinen/ Cherkaoui),
plus some guest companies (Bolshoi, Forsythe company, some performances for children).
So what do the people familiar with the company think of that season (Alexandra ?) ?
Posted 28 April 2006 - 06:49 PM
Posted 28 April 2006 - 06:57 PM
bart, Martins' "Swan Lake" was rapturously received in the press, with one exception, when it was first done, and I have to say I liked it better in Denmark than here (never seen it live; just on tv.) The two Danish performances I attended (in 2000) were sold out and the audience was happy. I don't know if it's aged well.
Jorgen, what do you think about the next season?
Posted 29 April 2006 - 07:16 AM
Two important Bournonville ballets, La Sylphide and Napoli, as every season should have. It's good that each of them now are spread out over a 4-5 month period with 2 performances per month, instead of running 10 performances in one month. Good for Bournonville awareness, both for the company and the audience.
Flindt's The Lesson is always good to see, specially with our fine acting dancers.
Even if the Flindt's choreography of Caroline Mathilde is said to be crap I can't complain since we get to see Jens-Jacob Worsaae's outstanding costume design.
Martin's Swan Lake replaces Nutcracker as Christmas box office hit. Good, I think every season should include a Russian classic.
I don't know Schumann's 2nd Symphony, but it sounds promising. Our Etudes always gives you a kick and forces the dancers to be on top.
About the rest of more modern things I don't know, it isn't really my thing.
In any case starting out the season with one week of the Bolshoi Ballet saves any season for me.
Posted 06 May 2006 - 01:12 PM
Last season I saw Ventana and Kermesse in Bruges, followed by The Little Mermaid, so I can add two more Bournonvilles, whilst Caroline Mathilde and Requiem are completely new to me and therefore an exciting prospect!
Posted 06 May 2006 - 01:31 PM
A quick check of Google turned up this interesting material about the production, with photos:
Sounds a bit like a Danish Mayerling.
Posted 06 May 2006 - 02:34 PM
Posted 09 May 2006 - 11:33 PM
Flemming Flind has himself instructed Kobborg and Gudrun Bojesen in this special performance of "The Lesson"
Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:54 AM
If you missed it you have another chance to see it next week.
I am gonna watch my recording of it again tonight.
Posted 05 June 2006 - 07:39 PM
Posted 14 July 2006 - 09:06 AM
Posted 21 August 2006 - 08:27 AM
Apparently they've moved it to the end of the season rather than August - it's on June 2nd next year.
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