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Royal Danish Ballet at the Kennedy Center

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I probably should have posted this closer to the date, but I received the Kennedy Center newsletter saying that the Royal Danish Ballet would perform excerpts from Napoli at the International Dance Festival in DC in March and couldn't help myself :mad:. Click here for more information.

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Yes, and I think they're bringing the best thing they have now. When I last saw them at the Bournonville Week in 2002, the tarantella still looked very good. (Led by Alexei Ratmansky, who was absolutely wonderful -- good as a Dane, a real Bournonville "fullblooded dancer" (fulblodsdanser, I think it is).)

The solos and pas de six showed the effects of the last ten years of disarray; the older dancers (i.e., the 30-year-olds) were fine, the younger ones didn't have the phrasing. But they also had very little rehearsal then, and I'm sure that will NOT be the case this time.

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