"La Ventana" directed by Gudrun Bojesen
"The Kermes in Bruges" directed by Ib Andersen,
THe Royal Danish Ballet
April 30 and May 3, 2013
Two leading interpreters of the Bournonville style, Gudrun Bojesen and Ib Andersen, present their take on how to stage Bournonville today, and their views could not differ more. Where Bojesen goes outside Bournonville to give "La Ventana" more story and a link to Flamenco, Ib Andersen embraces the tradition and tries to go deeper into the inherited material. One strategy succeeds and the other fails.