12 May-30 Oct 2005. Hans Christian Andersen is not the only Dane whose bicentenary is being celebrated in the Danish capital this year. August Bournonville, who was born in Copenhagen in 1805, and who would be celebrating his 200th birthday this year, is considered the founder of the Danish ballet tradition of bravura dancing and expressive mime. He directed the Royal Danish Ballet for nearly 50 years and his influence also played a significant role in improving the social standing of ballet dancers. The exhibition entitled Brn, Ben, Bournonville Leg, Children, Bournonville currently at the Teatermuseet i Hofteatret Theatre Museum, is dedicated to Bournonville and traces the history of the Royal Ballet School from its inception in the early 18th century right up to the present day. Central to the exhibition are a series of photographs of children and professionals during lessons at the ballet school, as well as articles and personal belongings from Bournonvilles time. Admission Dkk30 concessions Dkk20 Tue-Thurs 11.00-15.00 Sat-Sun 13.00-16.00

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Address The Theatre Museum is at 18 Christiansborg Ridebane, Copenhagen. By Bus: 1A, 2A, 12, 15, 19, 26, 29, 33, 650S. By S-tog: to Hovedbanegrden or Nrreport station. By METRO: to Kongens Nytorv Tel. +4533115176 teatermuseet@teatermuseet.dk

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Royal Ballet School Exhibition

The Theatre Museum is at 18 Christiansborg Ridebane, Copenhagen. By Bus: 1A, 2A, 12, 15, 19, 26, 29, 33, 650S. By S-tog: to Hovedbanegrden or Nrreport station. By METRO: to Kongens Nytorv Tel. +4533115176 teatermuseet@teatermuseet.dk