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Etudes

Published on 09.03.2010 at 16:26

On 27 February 2010, the Mariinsky Theatre will be presenting the premiere of a new version of Harald Lander’s Etudes to music by Carl Czerny. A much-admired 20th century classic, Etudes was created in 1948 for the Danish Royal Ballet. It was premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in April 2003. Lise Lander, the choreographer’s widow and copyright holder of the work, invited Johnny Eliasen to be the ballet master for the new version of the production. And although the premiere has been set for late February, Lise Lander herself and Johnny Eliasen left St Petersburg at the end of January. We met literally just after the final rehearsal...