Congratulations to principal Mads Blangstrup, who is 40 today!
The only sad implication is that 40 is the retirement age in the RDB, and it is therefore his last season with the company. He has sadly enough refused to have a farewell performance, and so last chance to see this beautiful and elegant dancer is right now in MacMillan's "Manon", where he dances the part of Monsieur G.M. During the last couple of years he has excelled in character roles, some of them more dubious characters where he uses his beautiful, princely looks to a most distracting effect, for example as the teacher in "The Lesson", Hr. Mogens in "A Folk Tale", Tybalt in "Romeo and Juliet", and now as Monsieur G.M. in "Manon".
Hopefully the theater will find a way of using his obvious acting abilities and radiant stage presence in the future!