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Johan Kobborg

Johan Kobborg (born 5 June 1972 in Odense, Denmark) is a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London. Johan Kobborg was born in Odense, Denmark ... More »Johan Kobborg (born 5 June 1972 in Odense, Denmark) is a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London. Johan Kobborg was born in Odense, Denmark into an artistic family; his mother is a former showgirl and actress and his brother is an actor. From a young age, he trained as a tenor, but left singing to take up dancing. Kobborg began his professional training at the late age of 16, attending the Royal Danish Ballet School, where he was tutored in the Bournonville method of classical dance. He graduated in 1991. After his graduation, Kobborg joined the Royal Danish Ballet and was promoted to the rank of principal dancer in 1994, following his debut in the role of James in La Sylphide. He joined the Royal Ballet in 1999, and has danced most of the leading parts in the repertory — among them, the Prince (The Nutcracker, Cinderella), Siegfried, Romeo, Onegin, Albrecht, Oberon, Rudolf, Des Grieux, Désiré and Prince Florimund. His guests appearances include dancing with the Mariinsky... [ Wikipedia ]

Two Principal Dancers to Leave Royal Ballet

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg, two of most admired principal dancers on the roster of the Royal Ballet, in London, announced on Monday that they would leave the company at the end of the current season. Their final performance at the Royal Opera House will be in “Mayerling” on ...

S.F. Ballet review: Strong opening performance

That guest star was no less than Johan Kobborg, former principal dancer of the Royal Danish Ballet and London's Royal Ballet; he appeared in two guises Wednesday. In the bedroom duet from Act 1 of Kenneth MacMillan's "Manon," Kobborg offered an impassioned, stylish des Grieux who ...

S.F. Ballet's 2015 season will be a look back

They are Hans van Manen's "Variations for Two Couples," Johan Kobborg's "Les Lutins" and the pas de deux from Kenneth MacMillan's "Concerto" (Shostakovich's 2nd). Ballets by Liam Scarlett and Tomasson ("Caprice") and the final part of Alexei Ratmansky's Shostakovich trilogy will return ...

The arts moments of the year

Amid a flurry of retirements and a row with leading man Johan Kobborg, it also lost the jewel in its crown, the Romanian star Alina Cojocaru, who departed in high dudgeon along with boyfriend Kobborg. By June, the end of the season, ballet lovers had just one scrap of surprising ...

Ethan Stiefel Makes a New Zealand Ballet Troupe His Own

Two years ago he produced an ambitious “ Giselle “ with the Danish dancer turned choreographer Johan Kobborg, with pared-down, naturalistic acting and sunny designs. (The company danced it in Los Angeles; a film version, by Toa Fraser, was shown at the recent Dance on Camera at Lincoln ...

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Royal Ballet Has Slipped a Little From Its Peak Form

But the stars who carried that season — Sylvie Guillem, Darcey Bussell, Alina Cojocaru, Tamara Rojo, Miyako Yoshida, Leanne Benjamin, Jonathan Cope, Johan Kobborg — have either retired or departed. There are rumors the company may return to New York in 2015. Who are its leading dancers ...

Interview: Kevin O'Hare, the lord of dance

Can O'Hare's Royal Ballet indeed be the company of whom another departing star Johan Kobborg posted on Facebook: "After curtain down… my boss stuck his head in through the door, said well done, asked how I felt, and not to be a stranger in the future. Then left, not a single hug or even ...

The Hamburg Ballet: Romanian star leads S.F. performance

Meanwhile, Cojocaru's romantic partner, the Danish dancer Johan Kobborg - who recently danced in the San Francisco Ballet gala and presented a piece of his own choreography - has just been appointed director of the newly formed National Romanian Ballet. In the Hamburg's "Midsummer," ...

Ballet's transfer wars

Meanwhile Cojocaru’s on and off-stage partner Johan Kobborg stormed off from the Royal Ballet in a public huff too. He has now become director of the National Ballet of Romania, and last week nabbed one of the Royal’s most promising male soloists, David Trzensimiech. Yesterday, Kevin ...

New 'Giselle' production a pas de deux between friends

Dancers Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg channeled their detailed knowledge of 'Giselle' into a fresh production of the classic for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, making its U.S. premiere in L.A. The New Zealand Ballet’s “Giselle” makes its U.S. debut in L.A. on Jan. 31. (Maarten Holl / ...

Review: A reworked 'Giselle' from New Zealand Royal Ballet

However, except for this innovation—and making the whole ballet a flashback---the staging by star dancers Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg proved conservative dramatically. Its major achievements came in other ways. For starters, Stiefel and Kobborg used an unusually large pit ...

La Sylphide, Royal Opera House, London

Johan Kobborg’s staging of La Sylphide is the best I know, the most sensitive to Bournonville’s drama and manner. And Steven McRae’s James is the finest (bar one) that I have known in all my years of adoring this beautiful flower of Romanticism. Here is a ballet which I saw as the Royal ...

Turmoil at the Royal Opera House as choreographer pulls out of Giuseppe Verdi's Les Vêpres Sicilien...

But after what the Opera House called “artistically differing approaches to the project” between the director Stefan Herheim and choreographer Johan Kobborg, Mr Kobborg has left the production, along with 32 dancers from the Royal Ballet, the Royal Ballet School and the Royal ...

Ballet dancers build their own brands

“You have this handful of choreographers who may belong to a company but work everywhere,” said Johan Kobborg, a former principal with the Royal Ballet. “It’s now much easier for dancers to fit in.” Benjamin Millepied, who will become the director of the Paris Opera Ballet next ...

The Music Center Announces 2013-14 Season LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

" The 2013-2014 Music Center season includes the eleventh season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center with six major premieres from renowned choreographers, including Matthew Bourne, Alexei Ratmansky, Ethan Stiefel /Johan Kobborg, Angelin Preljocaj, Medhi Walerski, and ...

New 'Giselle' production a pas de deux between friends

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Jan 18, 2014 at 12:19 PM PST Between them, Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg have performed in dozens of "Giselle" productions over the years. Kobborg alone estimates he's danced in 25 versions of the beloved Romantic classic, created in 1841. So when these ...

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And Cojocaru, all delicacy and lightness, performed her first ABT Juliet, with her longtime partner (onstage and off) Johan Kobborg, also a guest this season. Though Kobborg is a less flashy dancer than many of his fellow Romeos, he handled expertly the acting demands of the role...

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Onegin, Royal Opera House, London

For this performance, Stuttgart dancer Jason Reilly stepped in for an injured Johan Kobborg. He’s a smoothly-controlled dancer, strong in the elaborate partnering. In early scenes, he lacks darkness as the brooding aristocrat, though I like his exasperation with Tatiana’s girlish ...

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