La Sylphide, Effy Ms. Kizzy Matiakis, James Mr. Ulrik Birkkjær  and Gurn Mr. Alexander Stæger Photo: Mr. Costin Radu

La Sylphide, Effy Ms. Kizzy Matiakis, James Mr. Ulrik Birkkjær and Gurn Mr. Alexander Stæger
Photo: Mr. Costin Radu

Saturday was the opening night for two of the crown jewels in the repertoire of the Danish Royal Ballet in the Danish Royal Theater at Kongens Nytorv. The evening started out very daring with La Sylphide of the father of the Danish ballet Mr. August Bounonville but the scenography was change dramatically gone was the romantic of the 1900’s and we went to a windy city in amazing gray scales design by Set & Costume Designer Ms. Bente Lykke Møller gone was all the tartan replaced by tones from black light gray only the wedding shawl was a beautiful grey tartan, it was like the setting of the 1. act set the story free and make it present but very true to the original. The set in 2. act was a bit more challenging for me is it a dream or illusion and some of it very real in all white.

The sylph Mr. Susanne Grinder Photo: Mr. Costin Radu

The sylph Ms. Susanne Grinder
Photo: Mr. Costin Radu

Effy Ms. Kizzy Matiakis getting ready to marry Photo: Mr.  Costin Radu

Effy Ms. Kizzy Matiakis getting ready to marry
Photo: Mr. Costin Radu

Madge Mr. Nikolaj Hübbe Photo: Mr. Costin Radu

Madge Mr. Nikolaj Hübbe
Photo: Mr. Costin Radu

The part of Madge has been danced by men and women, but for the first time the role was also a man a jealous soothsayer danced by Artistic Director Mr. Nikolai Hübbe elegant and dangerous seducing everyone even James at the end.

James Mr. Ulrik Birkkjær hunting his dream Photo: Mr.  Costin Radu

James Mr. Ulrik Birkkjær hunting his dream
Photo: Mr. Costin Radu

Etudes Ms. J'aime Crandall, Mr. Jon Axel Fransson, Mr. Alban Lendorf  Photo: Mr. Costin Radu

Etudes Ms. J’aime Crandall, Mr. Jon Axel Fransson, Mr. Alban Lendorf
Photo: Mr. Costin Radu

The second part or the evening is the quality check of every company Mr. Harald Landers Etudes taking us from the morning school to the grand finale, it is alway interesting to see if the company delivers and they did – an amazing performance and to the point.

The grand finale Etudes Ms. J'aime Crandall, Mr. Jon Axel Fransson, Mr. Alban Lendorf Corps de Ballet  Photo: Mr. Costin Radu

The grand finale Etudes Ms. J’aime Crandall, Mr. Jon Axel Fransson, Mr. Alban Lendorf Corps de Ballet
Photo: Mr. Costin Radu

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