Interview with Oliver Starpov
The line of homegrown choreographers at the Royal Danish Ballet is annoyingly short. So short that it can almost be listed as August Bournonville, Harald Lander and Flemming Flindt. Yes, Alexei Ratmansky and Tim Rushton did their very early works here and yes, there have been others. However, hardly anyone has made it past the various workshop initiatives. Moreover, although some alums become choreographers, it generally happened years after leaving the RDB Peter Martins and Ib Andersen are examples of this trend.
It is therefore a novelty when a young dancer is asked to choreograph some of the most important divertissements in the upcoming production of “Swan Lake”.