Royal Danish Ballet
About Royal Danish Ballet
Revered as the world’s third oldest ballet company, the Royal Danish Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade to open Festival 2018 in the Ted Shawn Theatre.
Praised as “a masterclass in style” (The Guardian), leading principals and soloists perform a program of pas de deux, imbued with a rich Danish-Pillow history which dates back to company’s U.S. debut of the first group of soloists in 1955.
While the distinctive repertoire of Danish choreographer August Bournonville remains a cornerstone for The Royal Danish Ballet, in his ten years as Artistic Director, Nikolaj Hübbe has brought the company to an impressive technical level which masters a wide range of modern and classical ballets.
Photo of Holly Dorger of Royal Danish Ballet
Photographed by Claus Vedfelt
Dvorak – pas de deux (Choreographer: Harald Lander)
La Sylphide – pas de deux (Choreographer: August Bournonville)
White Swan (Swan Lake) (Choreographers: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov)
Black Swan (Swan Lake) (Choreographers: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov)
The Kermesse in Bruges (1st Act) (Choreographer: August Bournonville)
Giselle (2nd Act) (Choreographers: Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli)
A Folktale – pas de sept (Choreographer: August Bournonville)
Napoli – pas de six and tarantella (Choreographer: August Bournonville)
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On July 9, 1942, the Ted Shawn Theatre, the first theatre in the United States designed specifically for dance, opened its doors. Architect Joseph Franz, who also built The Music Shed at Tanglewood, had agreed with Shawn that the theatre exterior must harmonize with the existing farmhouse and barns.