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In New York you have the
famous New York City Ballet.
In Boston you have the Boston Ballet.
In Moscow you have the Bolshoi Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet.
we have the Wind-Mill ballet
and the Wind-Mill Theatre.
The two great stars of the ballet.
It is hard work to become a skillful solo dancer.
Practicing together in a jump called "grand jeté".
It is hard work to become a skillful ensemble dancer.
Performing as a solo dancer.
He sure is skillful.
Performing together as ensemble dancers.
There is an appreciative audience in the Wind-Mill Theatre - this night
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
the CEO and the chief accountant
and the dancers know about sound business practice.
Tonight the theatre was fully booked.
A ballet however needs to renew itself.
To stay in the market, to attract new spectators.
this performance the dancers show something new.
An innovation never shown by any other ballet company
in the world.
"Sur la tête, pied au pied, pied à la main, main à
The press is excited.
It is important to the Wind-Mill Ballet to expose themselves.
Continuously to inform about ballet.
To tell the audience and other ballet enthusiasts in the world
that the Wind-Mill Ballet has the skills, knowledge and reliability to
New York City Ballet and Bolshoi in Moscow.
Part of this exposure is this theatre poster.
August Bournonville is one of the world's most famous choreographs.
He is on a level with choreographers as Balanchine, Fokin,
Diaghilev, Nijinsky etc.
He was Danish.
He was born in 1805.
He was the ballet master and stage director at
Copenhagen's Royal Theatre.
Anne Marie Vessel Schlüter, head of the Ballet School of the Royal
Danish Ballet, once said:
Bournonville had a natural feeling for choreography and step
With its light and unstrained stream of
dance is unique.
When you teach the style it is important to underline the
and effortless grace...."*
A windmill has a light and unstrained stream of movement and it
natural and effortless grace.
Windmills perform a ballet.
Choreographed by Bournonville.
In his choregraphical credo
"The Dance can, with the aid of music, rise to the heights of poetry".*
The music of the wind rises the performance of a windmill to poetry.*
the audience left the theatre a man said:
never thought that I could become a ballet fan
His wife who was already
a ballet fan with great knowledge on ballet replied:
- I have innovated myself".
"We need not go to New York or Moscow to enjoy
a highly professional and international ballet.
We have the Wind-Mill ballet."
Companies like The Wind-Mill Ballet and The Wind-Mill Theatre need
skillful and reliable employees, in this case managers and dancers,
that solely and together can make an outstanding and innovative
performance. Then customers - the audience - will return back and new
spectators will be attracted.
about Style and Biography - Bournonville's Credo.
Permission given on 4 May 2003 by project director
Henrik Emmer, Bournonville.com
*) When you add Jean Michel Jarre's
music to the performance of windmills in the middle of
nowhere, spectators at Jean Michel Jarre
AERO event can witness that feeling of rising the performance of
a windmill to poetry.