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May 22, 2011
Royal Danish Ballet What and when: "Nordic Choreography Project" 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; "Napoli" 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $15.30-$100 Information: (714) 556-2787 or http://www.scfta.org
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February 2, 2013 | By Susan Josephs
John Neumeier doesn't know "who started the rumor" that all children should avoid seeing his ballet "The Little Mermaid. " But he suspects that the culprits might be big fans of the exuberant 1989 animated Disney film that made the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale synonymous with spunky, red-haired Ariel and the crab Sebastian singing "Under the Sea. " "My ballet doesn't have the sweet aftertaste of the Disney film, and there are moments of...
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May 22, 2011 | By Kevin Berger, Special to the Los Angeles Times
— Inside the Guggenheim Museum, the women were rapt, breathless even, as Nikolaj Hübbe, artistic director of the Royal Danish Ballet, strolled among them. On this March evening, beneath the magnificent spiral rotunda, their voices swirled with memories as they recalled the native Dane's 15 years as a dancer with the New York City Ballet. "Did you see his 'Apollo'? It was magical. " "He was the best Poet ever. " "I loved him in 'Sleeping Beauty.'" "At his last show, everybody in the audience had tears in their eyes.
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May 22, 2011
Royal Danish Ballet What and when: "Nordic Choreography Project" 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; "Napoli" 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $15.30-$100 Information: (714) 556-2787 or http://www.scfta.org
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October 11, 1991 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The famed Royal Danish Ballet will perform next June at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in the first West Coast appearance by the full company since 1965, center officials announced Thursday. It will be one of only two U.S. stops for the company next year, and the only West Coast engagement. The company will perform works by Danish choreographer August Bournonville, including a new production of his full-length 1842 ballet, "Napoli."
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June 11, 1992 | LEWIS SEGAL, Lewis Segal is The Times' dance writer
Prized chiefly for their combination of choreographic intricacy and nostalgic sweetness, the ballets of August Bournonville (1805-79) form the largest body of 19th-Century classicism existing in any condition the original choreographers might recognize. Preserved from generation to generation by the Royal Danish Ballet, they remain rooted in pantomime and social portraiture, resisting attempts at modernization.
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June 7, 1992 | LEWIS SEGAL, Lewis Segal is The Times' dance writer
"Not For Pleasure Alone ." Emblazoned in block letters above the proscenium of the antique, intimate, red-plush, gold and cream Royal Theater, these words seem excessively stern for the home of the Royal Danish Ballet, a company renowned throughout the dance world for effervescence and charm. Nevertheless, the motto underscores the moral vision shaping the company's most beloved repertory.
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May 21, 1995 | LEWIS SEGAL, Lewis Segal is The Times' dance writer
Nothing in this world lasts forever, least of all the fleeting apparitions of the stage. --August Bournonville, 1879 Aug. 18, 1960: the Los Angeles debut of the Royal Danish Ballet, a company legendary for its refinement--and for the largest collection of antique ballets anywhere. Perhaps the best loved is the centerpiece of the opening program at the Greek Theatre this night: August Bournonville's "La Sylphide," handed down from one generation to the next since its premiere in 1836.
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May 15, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG and ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Silja Wendrup-Schandorff of the Royal Danish Ballet and Stephen Legate of the National Ballet of Canada on won the International Erik Bruhn Prize for young ballet dancers Saturday in Toronto. Wendrup-Schandorff, 20, performed the pas de deux from George Balanchine's "Agon" and a new work, "Hommage a Bournonville," with Henning Albrechtsen of the Royal Danish Ballet. Legate danced the pas de deux from Marius Petipa's "Le Corsaire" and the second movement of "Sphinx" by Glen Tetley with Jennifer Fournier, also with the National Ballet.
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December 24, 1995 | Lewis Segal
BRIEFLY: Royal Danish Ballet Update: In what is being called a preliminary victory for protesting parents, the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen has modified its controversial plans to move children of the Royal Danish Ballet school to a new location for their academic instruction--and to charge them tuition for the first time.
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May 22, 2011 | By Kevin Berger, Special to the Los Angeles Times
— Inside the Guggenheim Museum, the women were rapt, breathless even, as Nikolaj Hübbe, artistic director of the Royal Danish Ballet, strolled among them. On this March evening, beneath the magnificent spiral rotunda, their voices swirled with memories as they recalled the native Dane's 15 years as a dancer with the New York City Ballet. "Did you see his 'Apollo'? It was magical. " "He was the best Poet ever. " "I loved him in 'Sleeping Beauty.'" "At his last show, everybody in the audience had tears in their eyes.
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March 12, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Flemming Flindt, 72, a Danish dancer and choreographer perhaps best known for bringing elements of modern dance into the Royal Danish Ballet, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at his home in Sarasota, Fla. Flindt, who also was the former artistic director of the Dallas Ballet and choreographed works for Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley in California, was born in Copenhagen on Sept. 30, 1936. He started studying dance at the Royal Danish Ballet school in 1946 and became a member of the ballet in 1955.
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October 15, 2006 | Diane Haithman
THE costumes are imported from the Royal Danish Ballet, but sets for the Los Angeles Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" will be California-flavored, says set designer Catherine Kanner. Artistic directors Colleen Neary and Thordal Christensen are Royal Danish Ballet veterans, which explains the costume donations.
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March 20, 2005 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
The 200th birthday of Denmark's Hans Christian Andersen, who wrote "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Princess and the Pea" and dozens more beloved fairy tales, is being celebrated around the world this year with hundreds of events, exhibits and tours. As many as 40,000 people are expected to attend the opening gala April 2 in a Copenhagen stadium.
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March 22, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Niels Bjoern Larsen, 89, a former solo dancer who was also considered Denmark's leading mime artist, died March 13 in Copenhagen. Born in that city, Larsen was trained at the school of the Royal Danish Ballet. He joined the company as a dancer in 1937 and became a solo dancer five years later. Larsen was considered one of the best miming interpreters of Bournonville choreography, named for French-born August Bournonville, who started the modernization of Danish ballet in the 19th century.
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June 11, 1999 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is the fourth oldest ballet company in the world, yet the Royal Swedish Ballet isn't as well known in the United States as are many much-younger European and Russian troupes. That's because the troupe, founded in 1773, hasn't toured this country much. It's been 25 years since its last visit.
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March 12, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Flemming Flindt, 72, a Danish dancer and choreographer perhaps best known for bringing elements of modern dance into the Royal Danish Ballet, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at his home in Sarasota, Fla. Flindt, who also was the former artistic director of the Dallas Ballet and choreographed works for Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley in California, was born in Copenhagen on Sept. 30, 1936. He started studying dance at the Royal Danish Ballet school in 1946 and became a member of the ballet in 1955.
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September 4, 1998
Frank Andersen, artistic director of the Royal Swedish Ballet, has announced that he will not renew his contract when it expires on June 30, but the move will not affect the troupe's scheduled engagement June 15-20 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Andersen, who could not be reached for comment, didn't explain in a prepared statement why he would be leaving the troupe, which he joined four years ago after a nine-year stint heading the Royal Danish Ballet.
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December 24, 1995 | Lewis Segal
BRIEFLY: Royal Danish Ballet Update: In what is being called a preliminary victory for protesting parents, the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen has modified its controversial plans to move children of the Royal Danish Ballet school to a new location for their academic instruction--and to charge them tuition for the first time.
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