The Royal Danish Ballet is one of the oldest balletcompanies founded in 1771. The key person in the history of the Danish Royal Ballet is undoubtedly August Bournonville (1805-1879), who studied in Paris in the 1820-ies.As director of the ballet, he remains faithful to the French tradition of grace and lightness, and created appromemately fifty ballets, of which ten are still dancing. Among these is his masterpiece Napoli (1842), as the Royal Danish Ballet dancer at the Paris Opera January 6 to 10, 2012 in a new production by Sorella Englund and Nikolaj Hübbe.Erik Aschengreen pursue the history of the ballet with emphasis on relations with France and its significance for European history with Danish choreographer August Bournonville, Harald Lander and Flemming Flindt.
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