Home and abroad the RDB’s dancers puts Bournonville on the map in very different initiatives.
A group of RDB dancers have used their winter vacation to tour London and New York with Bournonville hightligt. The tour is organized by principal dancer Ulrik Birkkjær. It is in some respects a low scale tour, no live orchestra and no décor and performed in relatively small theatres. But in other respects it simply outperform the RDB’s own recent Bournonville productions by presenting the foreign audience with the star lineup of Sorella Englund and Gudrun Bojesen in “La Sylphide” and Diana Cuni in “La Conservatoire” and in various other Bournonville pieces. All three have been missed in Nikolaj Hübbe’s new Bournonville productions (Save Bojesen and Cuni in a divertissement in “A Folk Tale”).
The tour has been an overwhelming success and much praise has been laid on the established stars and on upcomers Andreas Kaas, Ida Praetorius and Sebastian Haynes.