One of the things that amazes me about watching the Royal Danes dancing Bournonville, bouncing around like the Energizer bunnies of ballet, is that they never look as if they're tired, or even breathing (but you know they have to be; what they do is so aerobic that any normal person would be gasping for breath after about 16 bars of music). These 13 dancers did it almost every night for two weeks, sometimes twice a day, with a transatlantic flight in the middle, and the joy just poured off the stage to those of us who were lucky enough to be in the audience. Here's the proof they are human after all! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Soloists and Principals of the Royal Danish Ballet for giving your all for us. Rest up a bit back home! Can't wait for the next Bournonville Festival in 2018.
|Dancers of the Royal Danish Ballet after the final curtain of their last show at the Joyce Theater in New York, January 2015|
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