This is how artistic director Nikolaj Hübbe feels about …
… finally being on tour:
“Oh, finally, finally. I’ve been waiting 4 years for this very moment. My cup Runneth Over!”
… the first performance Tuesday 24th at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County:
“It was a good and tense premiere. There were this special, nervous anticipation that always precedes a premiere - which resulted in minor mistakes. But the whole company danced with a wonderful energy and did an excellent job.”
… the way the US audience greeted the company:
“We got a standing ovation. YES. And Gene Kelly’s widow gave me a kiss afterwards for having such lovely male dancers. She said: ‘Gene would have gone bananas over these incredible male dancers’."
Over and out.