RAYMONDA Comes to Det. KGL. Teater Next Month

Performances will run 17 May - 6 June, 2024.

By: Apr. 19, 2024
RAYMONDA Comes to Det. KGL. Teater Next Month
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Raymonda comes to Det. KGL. Teater next month. Performances will run 17 May - 6 June, 2024.

Raymonda tells the story of a dramatic love triangle with the beautiful Raymonda and her two admirers. She is engaged to a Hungarian nobleman, the gallant Otto, but the Moorish prince Abderam also seeks her favour. Since Raymonda fails to fall for his wooing, he resorts to harsher means. Luckily, higher powers come to her rescue.

The ballet is Marius Petipa’s last major work – a spectacular display of dance in its purest and finest form. Whereas Petipa’s original version takes place in the Middle Ages, Nikolaj Hübbe has opted to set his version in the southern Europe of the eighteenth century, during the Rococo period. 

In Raymonda, Marius Petipa presents us with three very different acts, which combined offer insight not only into three different choreographic vernaculars, but also into three periods of the history of dance. Raymonda abounds in dance, pas de deux, divertissements, czardas and mazurkas, and Petipa elegantly mixes character dance, national dance and classical dance, not least in combination in the third act’s famous Grand Pas Classique Hongrois.


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