Posted on November 2, 2012
The Peter Schaufuss Ballet dance Schaufuss’ ballet version of Hamlet at The Danish Church, Regent’s Park in London tonight.
Shakespeare’s play, which draws on Scandinavian legend, is set in Denmark. Schaufuss first choreographed his version in 1996, for the Royal Danish Ballet, in an outdoor event at Kronborg Castle – the Elsinore of the play. The production was danced to music by Danish rock band Black Sun and composer Rued Langgaard, and also featured a recording of the actor John Gielgud, perhaps the most celebrated Hamlet of the 20th century.
After this UK premiere, the company will give further performances of the ballet on tour in Denmark and Germany:
November 3 Næstved Theatre, Denmark
November 5 Aalborg Congress Hall, Denmark
November 6 Vejle Theatre, Denmark
November 8 Flensburg Opera House, Germany
November 9 Alsion Concert Hall, Sønderborg, Denmark
See www.schaufuss.com for details.