Music: A Nod from the King

Back in the days when Jean Georges Noverre, one of the grandfathers of ballet, was writing his famous Lettres sur la Danse (1760), Copenhagen's Royal Danish Ballet was just ten years old. But under a Noverre pupil named Antoine Bournonville and his son Auguste, the Danes learned so well that their company soon became one of the best in Europe. Last week Denmark's 200-year-old Royal Ballet, which now bows only to England's crack Sadler's Wells Company in Western Europe, was putting on a special 14-night summer festival. Danish balletomanes saw the full current...

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