The Royal Danish Ballet have received a donation from the Danish Foundation Annie & Otto Johs. Detlef’s Fonde, of 50 millions DKK (Approx 8 million USD) over four year. The money will go to new productions including a new version of "La Sylphide", and a new work by John Neumeier as well as giving the company their own sets and costumes for "The Lady of The Camille". The gift will also buy "jewells" and a new modern ballet.
The foundation have sponsored several productions over several seasons already including last seasons productions of "la Bayadere" and " The Golden Cockerel".
With the gift Nikolaj Hübbe will be able to infuse the company with a suite of new productions that can help the company to grow artistically as well and given the Copenhagen audience the big productions, that is so becoming on the company.
RDB has suffered through budget cuts and the present season is an examble of the limitations forced by the cuts. The donation can help develop the talented company to reach its full potential.