”The Art of Silence”
April 24, 2018
Is Bournonville still alive? This is a question; one has come very near to asking during the last seasons, where Bournonville has been a rare visitor.
Nikolaj Hübbe’s own Bournonville productions is known for their dare, the time travelling and the change from a Christian base to an agnostic environment. In addition to his own productions, Gudrun Bojesen, Anne Marie Vessel and most impressively Ib Andersen has directed new versions of “La Ventana”, “The Conservatory” and “The Kermes in Bruges”. Neither of these productions has had a long run.
Still the Bournonville affinardos expected a Bournonville festival this year, following the three hosted previously in 1979, 1992 and 2005
There will be a festival in early June. However, Bournonville will not take the leading role. Save a performance of Hübbe’s updated version of “Napoli” set in a Fellini inspired setting and an evening of Pas de Deux´s and small ensemble work, Bournonville will be absent. There is no new productions not even a performance of his most important work “La Sylphide”.