Jun 12, 2011

The very last dance

The last performance in DC was very emotional for us. After 52 years as a dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet, Character Dancer Flemming Ryberg appeared on stage for the very last time.
Photo: Rasmus Schou

Ryberg was trained at the Royal Danish Ballet School. He became an apprentice in 1957, and in 1959 he joined the corps de ballet of the Royal Danish Ballet, where he was promoted to principal dancer in 1966 and became a character dancer in 1989.

He’s not just a dancer in the RDBallet, he’s an institution.

Troughout the years he has danced all leading roles in the repertoire of the Royal Danish Ballet, including James in La Sylphide, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, the Prince in The Nutcracker, Albrecht in Giselle, the Teacher in The Lesson and the title role in Petrusjka. 
Besides that he’s a dedicated guardian of the Bournonville legacy, he has directed Bournonville-ballets such as La Conservatoire, La Sylphide, the Flower Festival in Genzano, Napoli Pas de six and Abdallah. 

Today, in Napoli, the 70 year old Flemming Ryberg stepped his last steps as a member of the RDBallet. He will be missed! 

Photo: Rasmus Schou

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