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  • Birthday 13/11/1960

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  1. My deepest condolescences to his family, he will be remembered as a very talented choreographer; many danish spectators truly enjoyed his " Queen of Spades" created for the RDB and hoped to see his " Frankenstein" on the stage in Copenhagen the next season (unfortunately that plan was cancelled recently).
  2. A film about Kizzi Matiakis will be streamed online on April, 25th: https://cphdox.dk/film/a-dancer-dies-twice/
  3. It's possible to see " Alice in the Wonderland" performed by RDB here: https://www.dr.dk/drtv/program/alice-i-eventyrland-_-ballet-fra-det-kgl-teater_225477
  4. I've seen the last "La Sylphide" with Wilma Giglio and Andreas Kaas and, though they both left a good impression, something seemed to be missing from the performance. Wilma Giglio seemed to me to be too tragical in her role, too cautious, not quite enjoying her life as sylph and Andreas Kaas is probably still on the way to complete recovery and retraining after his injury, some jumps looked a bit unsteady. Stephanie Chen Gundorf was Effy in this performance and was very touching but Nico Janssen as Gurn looked much too young and wasn't as impressive as Benjamin Buza in the same role. Madge (
  5. I'm actually on my way to Copenhagen to watch the last performance of "La Sylphide". I saw already two performances this November, one - with Ida Praetorius/ Jon Axel Fransson and another - with Caroline Baldwin/ Jonathan Chmelensky" . The one with Ida Praetorius/ Jon Axel Fransson ( and Kizzy Matiakis as Madge) was fabulous, Ida so ethereal, the true creature of the other world! Jon Axel was excellent as James, and Kizzy was superb as always! She will have a baby in some months ( it's quite visible by now) and I was wondering, would she be able to create the image of a true Evil? Yes, she co
  6. Right now there are again some tickets on sale - also for La Sylphide, including the farewell performance for Kizzy Matiakis on the 14th of November. I've been in the theatre a couple of times in September and everything seem to be well under control: they check the tickets outside, every second seat is blocked, the bars are closed ( bottled water provided free during the breaks). So I look forward to the next visits to the Royal Danish Theatre.
  7. Quite an interesting story about the ballet dancer's moving from one company to another during corona times: https://blog.staatsoper.de/en/post/news/melissa-chapski-joins-the-bsb.html?tx_news_pi1[action]=detail&cHash=3975c2f42d806fbdc30fb44aab885cbb
  8. Here one can find the personal blog of Holly Jean Dorger, the principal dancer of the Royal Danish ballet: http://turnedoutpointeofview.com/ Hopefully it will be interesting for many ballet lovers. I wonder if some other leading dancers have similar blogs?
  9. I myself liked it enormously, so nice to know the others also enjoyed it! 🤗
  10. This year we'll celebrate the 100th anniversary of the rejoining of Southern Jutland and Denmark. On the 10th of January in the Royal theatre there was a Gala performance dedicated to that event where it was possible to see the new pdd of John Neumeier to Beethoven's music " Persistent persuasion" , created especially for this event, danced by our leading ballerina Ida Praetorius and Alexandr Trusch from Hamburg ballet (approx.10th minute of the recording) as well as Pas de sept, from Bournonville's "Folkesagn" , danced by Caroline Baldwin, Kizzi Matiakis, Holly Jean Dorger, Emma Riis-Kofoed
  11. I'd like to tell about my experience of the trip to Russia to see ballets in Moscow and St.Petersburg in the end of November of 2019. I wanted to do this trip for quite some time and for a few months ago one of my friends persuaded me to go ahead with it. So first of all I looked at the web sites of the main theatres of Moscow and St.Petersburg and found out that in one week of the end of November I have the possibility to see 5 different ballets in 3 theatres ( later I dropped one ballet because of practical reasons). So, I was aiming to see the new Ratmansky's version of "Giselle" in Bo
  12. I watched this ballet last Saturday and my thought was that "Emeralds" and "Rubies" parts were performed better by RB and RDB. In "Emeralds" we saw Elisa Carrillo Cabrera and Cameron Hunter in the 1st PDD, and they were splendid, as well as Jenni Schaferhoff and Alexei Orlenco in the 2nd PDD, pas de trois' performers were Alexander Bird, Cecile Kaltenbach and Luciana Voltolini and somehow I wasn't impressed by them or by the rest of ensemble. In "Rubies" there were the same performers as in the ballet seen by Don Q Fan, and I pretty much agree with her opinion about the per
  13. I'm going to see it but not before February. However here's a review by Eva Kistrup : https://danceviewtimes.typepad.com/eva_kistrup/2019/11/without-words-.html#more
  14. I saw ballet for the first time in my life in Cuba in 60s, it's quite possible that it was one with Alicia Alonso in leading part, the only reminder of the performance is my own drawing ( and I was 5-6 years at that time), so it looks like it made quite an impression on me. Then I took my kids to the ballet in Cuba - and it was superb, though again I don't remember exactly if Alicia was dancing. What I do remember is her appearance on the stage after "Don Quichote" performance for some years ago in Paris - what a noble and great lady - even if she needed assistance to come to the stag
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