WORLD BALLET DAY 2022

BALLET | DISCOVER THE ROYAL SWEDISH BALLET & OUR DANCERS

MEET THE Royal Swedish Ballet ON WORLD BALLET DAY 2022
Discover the Royal Swedish Ballet - that will turn 250 years in 2023 (!) - and 58 other ballet companies all over the world as they celebrate World Ballet Day 2022.
Want to see more from the Royal Swedish Ballet? Right now you can experience the company here on our digital stage as they perform Roland Petit's Carmen. And find out more about dancers below!

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EXCERPTS FROM

Suite en blanc (choreography Serge Lifar)
La boîte à joujoux (choreography Jean-Guillaume Bart)
Don Quixote (choreography Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa)
Swan Lake (choreography Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov)
Wings of Wax (choreography Jiří Kylián)
Three Preludes (choreography Ben Stevenson O.B.E.)
Cacti (choreography Alexander Ekman)
50 personer (documentary, director Arthur Ljunggren)
Riptide (choreography Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir)
Sonatra (choreography Joseph Sturdy)
Askungen (choreography Tamara Rojo)

WITH

THE ROYAL SWEDISH BALLET
Madeline Woo, dancer
Luiza Lopes, dancer
Anna Cecilia Meyer, dancer
Dmitry Zagrebin, dancer

Jean-Guillaume Bart, choreographer
Charles Jude, répétiteur
Clairemarie Osta, répétiteur
Alexander Ekman, choreographer
Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir, choreographer
Joseph Sturdy, choreographer
Christian Lacroix, designer
Tamara Rojo, choreographer
Nicolas Le Riche, artistic director the royal swedish ballet

Dancers at Work - meet 
DESISLAVA STOEVA

Meet the Royal Swedish Ballet's dancers in a series of portraits, »Dancers at Work«. We put the spotlight on one dancer at a time from the company's approx. 70 members. A dancer shows a solo from a piece on the repertoire and answers questions about the difficulties of that particular role. A unique insight into a dancer's complicated work and preparation for a role.
In this episode you will meet Desislava Stoeva who is originally from Bulgaria. »Desi« has been been with the Royal Swedish Ballet since 2007, with the exemption of a few years spent at the Finnish National Ballet. In this episode she performs no less than two solos from La Bayadère: Nikiya's and Gamzatti's. The solo of Nikiya emphasize the lyrical aspect of the role while the other solo, Gamzatti, showcase the power aspect of the character. At the piano, Jane Lennard-Suff.

Dancers at Work - meet 
GABRIEL JAHNKE

In this episode you will meet Gabriel Jahnke who is originally from Australia. Gabriel has been dancing with the Royal Swedish Ballet since 2018. In this episode he performs a solo from La fille mal gardée. Colas’ solo is about joy given in a simple and generous way showing the natural “ballon” of the dancer. The solo propose an interesting combination of big jumps, small batterie and sustained movement.  At the piano, Jane Lennard-Suff.

Dancers at Work - meet 
DMITRY ZAGREBIN

In this episode you will meet Dmitry Zagrebin who is originally from Russia. Dmitry has been dancing with the Royal Swedish Ballet since 2015. In this episode he performs a solo from Flames of Paris from 1932. In this particular solo you should keep an eye on the dancer's powerful and effortless jumps showing his great physicality. Dmitry was at this time rehearsing Flames of Paris choreographed by Vasily Vainonen. At the piano Anna Buchenhorst performing Boris Asafyev's's music.

Dancers at Work - meet 
NATALIE OGONEK

Meet the Royal Swedish Ballet's dancers in a series of portraits, »Dancers at Work«. We put the spotlight on one dancer at a time from the company's approx. 70 members. A dancer shows a solo from a piece on the repertoire and answers questions about the difficulties of that particular role. A unique insight into a dancer's complicated work and preparation for a role.
In this episode you will meet Natalie Ogonek who is originally from Canada. Natalie has been dancing with the Royal Swedish Ballet since 2017. In this episode she performs a solo from Les Sylphides from 1909 - »Prélude«. In this particular solo you should keep an eye on the dancer's porte de bras technique (movement of the arms) and the amazing balance. Natalie was at this time rehearsing Les Sylphides choreographed by Mikhail Fokine. At the piano Jane Lennard-Suff who performs Frédéric Chopin's music.

Dancers at Work - meet 
SARAH ERIN KEAVENEY

Meet the Royal Swedish Ballet's dancers in a series of portraits, »Dancers at Work«. We put the spotlight on one dancer at a time from the company's approx. 70 members. A dancer shows a solo from a piece on the repertoire and answers questions about the difficulties of that particular role. A unique insight into a dancer's complicated work and preparation for a role.

In this episode you will meet Sarah Erin Keaveney who is originally from the UK and was educated at the Royal Ballet School. Sarah has been dancing with the Royal Swedish Ballet since 2018. In this episode she performs a solo from Swan Lake's act 1. In this particular solo you should keep an eye on the dancer's advanced pointe toe technique, the "batterie" technique (rhythmic steps where legs / feet are beaten together) and the complicated jumps and turn.
Sarah was at this time preparing for the classical ballet performance Swan Lake choreographed by the legendary Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. At the piano Jane Lennard-Suff who performs Tchaikovsky's familiar music.

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