The Windmill Ballet


Ballet is when people dance.
Even on the tiptoe.
Wearing body stockings.
In New York City there is a famous ballet company called the New York City Ballet.
In Boston you have the Boston Ballet.
In Moscow you have the Bolshoi Ballet
and the Bolshoi Theatre.

A windmill has a light and unstrained movement.
A windmill has a natural and effortless grace.
 Windmills perform a ballet.
 
In Denmark you have the Windmill Ballet
and the Windmill Theatre.



  The two great stars of the Wind-Mill ballet....Storytelling in kommunicating the values of a company in a short story. By designer and storyteller Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark.


The stars of the Windmill Ballet are
  Millie M. Miller and Blade B. Bladesdale.
Just call them Millie and Blade.



 

Millie practicis a lot.
It is a hard work to become a skillful dancer.


....practicing together. It is hard work to become a skillful ensemble dancer...Storytelling in kommunicating the values of a company in a short story. By designer and storyteller Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark.
 

Blade and Millie often practice together.
You see, all what the ballet people are doing
is called something in French.
Ballet was invented in France.
When Blade
and Millie fly in the air like this
it is called grand jeté.
Grand jaté means a large jump.
 




Blade practices a lot, too.
He sure is skillful.





Blade
and Millie are in the front
when they dance together with
all the other dancers at the Windmill Theatre.
Then they are called ensemble dancers.
They sure are skillful all of them.

Tonight they perform a ballet at the Windmill Theatre.





There is an appreciative audience in the Windmill Theatre - this night too.
Every night the Windmill Theatre is fully booked.
The audience is happy.
Applauding.
Cheering.
Shouting.
Whistling.
An ever ongoing alternation between
intense silence
and
noisy response from the audience.

The success of a ballet performance depends on
the interaction between the dancers and the audience.

Over the years - more than 20 years
management of the ballet and the dancers have achieved
a deep insight in the wishes and needs of the audience.


Management the CEO and the chief accountant and the dancers know about sound business practice....Storytelling in kommunicating the values of a company in a short story. By designer and storyteller Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark.


Management is the nice Mr. Jacob and his nice son Mr. Jacob Jr.
Management knows about how to run a ballet.
Mr. Jacob's often says to his dancers
become skillful
be tolerent, be reliable
be concerned about the environment,
never spit out your bubblegum on the floor
put all garbage in the trash cans.

And Mr. Jacob says, that one of the most important things
  is that a ballet renews itself.
 
 
A ballet however needs to renew itself. In this performance the dancers show something new. An innovation never shown by any other ballet company in the world....Storytelling in kommunicating the values of a company in a short story. By designer and storyteller Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark.


Tonight the dancers show something quite new.
Something never shown by any other ballet company in the world.
Sur la tête, pied au pied, pied à la main, main à la main.
That's of course in French.
It means on your head, foot towards foot, foot in hand, hand in hand.
It is very difficult to perform.
But the skilled Windmill ballet ensamble succeeds every night.





On their way out of the Windmill Theatre
one in the audience said:
  We need not go to
New York City, Boston or Moscow to enjoy
world class ballet.

We have the Windmill Ballet
and the Windmill Theatre.




  COPYRIGHT ASBJORN LONVIG