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Royal Danish Ballet 2008/9 season

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#1 Jane Simpson

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 06:47 AM

The RDB announced next season's programme at a press conference this morning. It's no surprise to see an all-Balanchine programme in Nikolai Hubbe's first season as director (Symphony in 3 Movements/Night Shadow/Symphony in C) but the complete absence of Bournonville is a bit unexpected. Apparently Hubbe said that he wants to put on new productions of the old classics but doesn't have the money to do it straight away.

There's a new production of Giselle by Hubbe and Sorella Englund, and several Copenhagen favourites, including John Neumeier's Romeo and Juliet and John Cranko's Onegin; also a new Cinderella by Tim Rushton.

Complete details of the new season are on the RDB website (in Danish, but not a problem for a list of productions!)

(By the way the first week of the new season coincides with NYCB's appearance at the Tivoli Theatre in Copenhagen - a tempting combination!)

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 05:52 AM

Thanks for posting this, Jane.

Eva Kistrup has a piece about the new rep, and Hubbe's first steps, in her danceviewtimes blog.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 06:57 AM

Thanks for that link, Alexandra, it is very interesting !

I was a bit surprised to see no Bournonville in the 2008/9 repertory, but I understand it better thanks to Eva Kastrup's article.

What do you think of that repertory ?

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