Interview with Andreas Kaas
The dream scenario in every dance or sports movie is when the young talented dancer or player are asked to cover a starring role; he has never done with practically no preparation.
Well, it can happen in real life. It certainly happened to Royal Danish Ballet Soloist Andreas Kaas, when he were asked to visit Mariinsky Ballet to perform James in August Bournonville’s “La Sylphide”. There was just a little hitch. He had never danced the role on the Copenhagen stage or elsewhere:
“Nikolaj Hübbe asked if I were game. Of course, I said yes! I have been in the RDB version since childhood and I was Gurn in Nikolaj Hübbe’s latest version. However, I have never danced James and we had only a few days to prepare, but I stayed confident”.