- Bournonville, August
born Aug. 21, 1805, Copenhagen, Den.died Nov. 30, 1879, CopenhagenDanish dancer, choreographer, and director of the Royal Danish Ballet for almost 50 years.After studying and performing in Paris and Copenhagen, in 1830 he became director and choreographer of the Royal Danish Ballet, where he continued to dance until 1848. He established the Danish style, characterized by bravura dancing and expressive mime. Many of his ballets were based on observations he made while on tour; Napoli (1842), for example, was inspired by a trip to Italy.
* * *▪ Danish dancerborn Aug. 21, 1805, Copenhagen, Den.died Nov. 30, 1879, Copenhagendancer and choreographer who directed the Royal Danish Ballet for nearly 50 years and established the Danish style based on bravura dancing and expressive mime.He studied under his father, Antoine Bournonville, one of the major dancers of his day, before going to Paris for further training under Auguste Vestris and Pierre Gardel. After appearances at the Paris Opéra and in London, Bournonville returned to Copenhagen as soloist and choreographer for the Royal Danish Ballet. In 1836 he staged his own version of La Sylphide, a ballet by Filippo Taglioni, with his pupil and protégée, Lucile Grahn, in the title role. Many of Bournonville's more important ballets were based on observations he made while on tour. Napoli (1842), for example, was inspired by a trip to Italy; Bruges (1851) revealed his interest in Flemish art of the 17th century; Wedding in Hardanger (1853) was inspired by visits to Norway; and From Siberia to Moscow (1876), his last ballet, was the result of a trip to Russia. Ballets set in Spain (The Toreador and La Ventana), Austria (In the Carpathians), and the Orient (Abdallah) and imagined dances from around the world (Far From Denmark) were matched by those that celebrated Denmark (Valdemar, sometimes referred to as the Danish national ballet, and A Folk Tale among them). His Konservatoriet (1849) is the only surviving ballet to show classical dance exercises as practiced in the classroom in the early 19th century.A strong dancer with excellent elevation and an accomplished mime, he emphasized these qualities in his ballets. His choreographic style also reflected the pre-Romantic approach of his teacher Vestris. Many of his ballets have remained in the repertoire of the Royal Danish Ballet for more than a century. Bournonville also directed the Swedish Royal Opera at Stockholm (1861–64) and staged several of his works in Vienna (1855–56). In 1877, after his return to Denmark, he retired and was knighted.In 1979, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Bournonville's death, the Royal Danish Ballet presented a week-long Bournonville Festival in Copenhagen that included performances of all of his existing ballets, lecture-demonstration programs, art exhibits, special publications, and open classes and rehearsals of Bournonville ballets and techniques. This was attended by dance writers, Bournonville scholars, and ballet followers from many parts of the world.
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