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Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey see Royal Danish Ballet


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#1 susanger

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 04:53 PM

Looks like Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey saw a performance by the Royal Danish Ballet at the IOC opening ceremony: http://www.huffingto...i_n_306856.html

On the Huffington Post:

"From the pool report, written by the Washington Post's fashion writer Robin Givhan:

The setting, Copenhagen's Opera House, home to the Royal Danish Orchestra -- among several Royal Danish musical ensembles -- was glorious. The building, with its central sphere-shaped auditorium, sits waterside...The delegations arrived and sat grouped together stage right. Oprah Winfrey - hair smooth and pulled off her face was dressed in black (sorry, couldn't see the full frock) and seated to the right of Chicago mayor Richard Daley. They were up front although not in the front row. Michelle Obama arrives in a pumpkin satin cocktail dress - full skirt, sleeveless and with criss-crossing straps in the back...She sits to Oprah's right.

...Then the dancing began. First up was the Jockey Dance by The Royal Danish Ballet. Next was "Uncontaminated" a fabulously dramatic modern ballet performed by dancers in chocolate brown leotards and a perfectly exquisite lead ballerina.

Next came a song about springtime in Denmark. Then more classical ballet.

The Danish National Girls Choir sings "Plant a Tree." The song is all about uplift and what the individual can do to make the world a better place. A psychedelic tree grows on a video screen behind the girls who end their song by posing like trees.

The Youth Ballet of the Royal Danish Theater performs -- ballet, hiphop, jazz -- and exude much youthful vigor and underscore a message that the youth are our future. Much charm oozed across the stage.

The evening ends with a George Balanchine ballet "Symphony in C." It was performed by the Royal Danish Ballet. Music by Bizet."

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 11:45 PM

The gala was televised but unfortunately they cut it before the Balanchine. We had to go out to eat but just got back to see Flower Festival - Caroline Cavallo and Nehemiah Kish. A superb performance from Hubbe as the presenter!


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