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Monday, June 3, 2013

Cojocaru and Kobborg to leave Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet made the following announcement today:

3 JUNE 2013


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg have announced they will leave The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2012/13 season to pursue other artistic challenges. Their last performance at the Royal Opera House as members of The Royal Ballet will be in Mayerling on 5 June. They will fulfil their touring engagement with the Company with their scheduled performances on 10 and 12 July in Tokyo. They will both continue dancing and will shortly announce their future plans.

Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, said:
“Alina and Johan have given many memorable performances as members of The Royal Ballet both at the Royal Opera House and around the world. Over the past ten years I have greatly enjoyed watching their unique partnership develop, as I know our audiences have, and I wish them every success in the next phase of their careers.”

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg joined The Royal Ballet in 1999. Speaking about their decision to leave the Company, they said:
“We have had wonderful experiences with The Royal Ballet over the years and feel fortunate to have worked alongside so many inspiring artists. We wish Kevin O’Hare and The Royal Ballet's  dancers and staff all the best for the future and would like to thank our loyal and supporting audience for sharing many magical moments with us.”

Commentary by Sarah Crompton here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/dance/10098884/Alina-Cojocaru-and-Johan-Kobborg-two-extraordinary-dancers-who-have-lit-up-the-ROH.html

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2 comments:

  1. NOOOOOOOO!

    Oh, my goodness, I hadn't heard this. I guess I shouldn't be so sad - it's not like I've seen them in anything besides YouTube performances, but oh, how lovely, lovely they are to watch in those.

    I am so sorry I haven't logged onto your site more, Katherine. I was thinking it was just travel details and not blogs. Off I go to get your site on my blogroll at The Classical Girl. Better late than never, huh? : )

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    1. Well maybe Alina and Johan will come to SF to guest. Wouldn't that be nice for you!

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