My 4th full season with the Royal Danish Ballet is off to an exciting start as we delve into ruffled tail feathers & folklore…
Over the next month, the Royal theater will play host to esteemed choreographer, Alexei Ratmansky (resident choreographer of American Ballet Theater), who is creating a brand new production of The Golden Cockerel — a Russian folktale originally written by Alexander Pushkin in 1834. The plot is based on the Legend of the Arabian Astrologer, a short story by Washington Irving, which has also been interpreted as an Opera.
Being part of new creations never fails to take me by surprise… It’s so inspiring to be surrounded by the talented minds and creative visions of others, and an honor to be a part of bringing their imagination to life. Over the next four weeks I am diving, feathers first, into the role of the Golden Cockerel — A majestical bird who’s determination, flighty energy & prowess earn it the reverence and trust of the entire empire it protects…While variations of swans, sylphs, fairies and snowflakes have all enabled me the chance to fly onstage, I look forward to the new heights this role might allow me to explore..
…and now, a sneak peak into my costume fitting from last week!
the sun is out in Copenhagen this weekend :)
What new heights will you reach for this season?
wild fabrics & feathers~ p.e.
Oh this is so exciting! I so look forward to seeing this ballet, costumes, choreography, talent and more talent
Beautifully written Shelby, and I am soooo excited for you! I cannot wait to see and hear more about this wonderful adventure of a role!
How kind of you both for sharing your thoughts… I look forward to sharing this experience with you all!
How exciting to work with Ratmansky! And the costume sketch is beautiful, reminiscent of Leon Bakst and Natalia Goncharova.
How exciting and the costume sketch looks amazing, sweetie. Muah
So excited! Will be checking in often. Lots of love !
your blog is one of the most incredibly inspiring.