This weekend have been one long visit to the 50’s and this spring it has been made possible to do that on two different stages in Copenhagen. We started out Friday by visiting an american collage and taking a drive in the Grease Lighting, it is a tough act to follow the 1978 movie – the cast of the Tivoli concert hall manage to give a good show and a trip down memory lane, Ms. Mondrup and Mr. Bruun Famme promised to sing-a-long but the show never lifted the mood to that level.
Saturday on the other hand the 50’s gave a lift to the Bournonville classic Napoli at the Royal Danish Theater the much loved ballet got new life in the interpretations of Ballet Master Nikolai Hübbe and Sorella Englund, the new music for the 2. act by Louise Alenius with near “Lord of the Rings” feel to it and the fantastic color palette and Fellini like scenery by Set & Costume Designer Maja Ravn. For this Production even the well known and signature of the Royal Danish Ballet 3. act got an update and is still a joy of classic Bournonville in a new and amazing wrapping. This has truly been a great season for the ballet, with a fantastic Neumeier Romeo & Julie, a standing ovation for Manon and now this visit to Italy in the 50’s. Mr. Graae and I now only have a guest appearance by Dansk Danseteater left of a truly great season.