Cast lists for Bournonville's "A Folktale" (Et Folkesagn)
Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:06 AM
They have produced a short video as well, where one can see some of the sets and costumes:
I'm happy to see Lis Jeppesen cast (again) as the kind troll Viderik, parallel to Thomas Lund. Jeppesen is the most endearing Viderik, I have ever seen, only equalled by Sorella Englund, who is directing this new production in collaboration with Nikolaj Hübbe. It is exciting to see, what Thomas Lund can make of the part, too, though I'm a bit sorry that his talents are used almost totally on the comical parts with very little dancing in them. He is still such a brilliant dancer but lately one has had only a few chances to see him dance. It seems that his own interests are going more towards directing and teaching and less towards dancing.
Susanne Grinder is an ideal cast as Hilda. She has a poetic and lyrical air and possesses at the same time a refreshing "modernness" in her ways, which might spice up the character. Her Sylphide promised a lot in that direction.
Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:50 AM
By the way I notice from the cast lists Anne has linked to that the trolls' mother, Muri, is played by a man in both casts - when I've seen the last production it's been done by a woman, so is this going back to an earlier tradition?
Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:32 AM
So happy to see that the costumes and props look fanciful and elaborate (so far). I remain hopeful for something luxurious and not 'bare bones' with the scenery, which we can't really see in this video clip.
Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:03 AM
Posted 02 March 2011 - 08:37 AM
Hilda is often given to a very young dancer, who is not in the rank of the soloists yet. And very often these dancers have later developed into great ballerinas: Kirsten Simone, Lis Jeppesen, Sorella Englund, Gudrun Bojesen among others.
I think you are right about Hilary Gusweiler being in the fast track. I haven't seen much of her yet, but the smaller thing I have seen her in has been fine. I hope I will soon see more of her!
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