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Holly in the news:

September 2020
Come Fly Away

Dansk:
      “Stjernen i dette show er fænomenale Holly Dorger, der smyger sig kælent og yderst fleksibelt mellem de mange bejlere, og skaber nogle af aftenens højdepunkter med Gregory Dean. Især deres powerplay til ’That’s Life’ er forrygende fræk, både cool og rå, og ligeså de hotte tangotrin til ’Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ – i øvrigt med sublimt sexet blæs fra orkestret.” -MagasinetKBH

English:
   “The star of this show is the phenomenal Holly Dorger who sneaks around affectionately and she is extremely flexibly between her many suitors, creating some of the evenings highlights with Gregory Dean. Especially their power play for, That’s Life,. It’s terribly naughty, both cool and raw, as well as their hot tango steps in, Let’s Face the Music and Dance- accompanied by sublimely sexy winds from the orchestra.” – MagasinetKBH

Dansk:
  “Holly Dorger er besnærende flot som en rødhåret, kraftfuld danserinde, godt fulgt på vej af Gregory Dean i sort, som en anden Mephisto.” -Kulturkupeen

English:
   “Holly Dorger is captivatingly beautiful as a red-haired, powerful dancer.  Well followed by her partner Gregory Dean in black like another Mephisto.” -Kulturkupeen 

Dansk:
   “Særligt svært var det at tage øjnene fra Holly Dorger og Gregory Dean i rollerne som Kate og Hank. De dansede sig gennem medgang og modgang i løbet af aftenen på natklubben, og specielt pas de deuxen til nummeret ”That’s Life” tog kegler. De afbilleder magtkampen mellem en dominerende mand, og en kvinde, der ikke vil føje ham. Det nærmer sig en psykisk slåskamp, som på kraftfuld vis formidles gennem ballettens udtryk.” -Ungt Teaterblod

English: 
    “It was especially difficult to take your eyes off of Holly Dorger and Gregory Dean in the roles of Kate and Hank. They danced through the couples emotional ups and downs during the evening at the nightclub, especially in the pas de deux, That’s Life. They depict the power struggle between a dominant man and a woman who will not follow him. It’s close to a mental battle, which is powerfully conveyed through the expression in the ballet.” -Ungt Teaterblod

Dansk:
   “Smukke Holly Dorger danser vampen Kate med rødt krøllet hår og beige glimmerkjole, der ikke overlader meget til fantasien. Hun danser op til Gregory Dean og spiller ham ud mod tre herrer, James Clark, Bryant Steenstra og Matteo Di Loreto. Hun giver den sexet gas på den gode made.” -Kulturtid

English: 
    ” Beautiful Holly Dorger dances the sexy Kate with red curly hair and a beige glitter dress that does not leave much to the imagination. She dances up to Gregory Dean and plays him off against three gentlemen; James Clark, Bryat Steenstra and Matteo Di Lorento. She gives off sexy power in the good way.” -Kulturtid

May 2020
  Principal Dancer’s current Quarantine Lifestyle and Mindset. Click Here.


March 2020

       “Holly Dances Her Way Into the Hearts of The People”- The International Paper.


Aexander Meinertz: Ballet Reviews & Essays
      “I’m an All In Dancer”

https://alexandermeinertz.dk/2020/04/04/holly-dorger-jeg-er-en-danser-der-gar-hele-vejen/?fbclid=IwAR1nAAv–B2XQkQKZhhlaWLKqRqJkcH6nzhbZ7BrmyAi203oI1dCJJQAcCg

January 2020
     Ballo Della Regina

Dansk:
   “
Smukt danner de kvindelige korpsdansere og solister formationer om ballettens centrale solopar, med soloballerinaen og hendes avancerede tåspidsdans som det absolutte midtpunkt, inklusive hop på tp.

På premiereholdet var Holly Dorger en strålende og velinstrueret soloballerina med Jonathan Chmelensky som en elegant springende partner.” –Vibeke Wern, (Berlingske)

English:
Beautiful, female dancers and soloists form formations about the ballet’s central solo pair, with the solo ballerina and her advanced poine work as the absolute centerpiece, including the hops on pointe.

On the premiere team, Holly Dorger was a brilliant and well-instructed solo ballerina with Jonathan Chmelensky as an elegant, jumping partner.” -Vibeke Wern, (Berlingske)

Dansk:
   “Der er rappe trin og svære kombinationer til både solister og korps – men Den Kongelige Ballet klarede det hele til topkarakter. Holly Dorger er henrivende og i absolut topform som solodamen, med Jonathan Chlemensky som den sikre og charmerende kavaler.” -XQ28, Per Lundsgaard

English:
    “There are quick steps and difficult combinations for both soloists and the corps – but the Royal Ballet managed it all to top marks. Holly Dorger is adorable and in absolute top form as the solo lady, with Jonathan Chlemensky as the safe and charming cavalryman.” –XQ28, Per Lundsgaard

Dansk:
   “Den Kongelige Ballet leverede en utrolig veludført ”Ballo de Regina”, både hvad angår soloparret, solistdamerne og korpset. Soloparret blev danset af Holly Dorger og Jonathan Chmelensky. Et klogt valg at vælge netop disse dansere. Den amerikansk trænede Holly Dorger har fået Balanchines trinsprog ind i kroppen gennem sin skoling hos School of American Ballet, og det var bestemt til at se denne aften. Sammen med Jonathan Chmelensky dansede hun med fuldt overskud og overbevisning.” – Henriette Devantier, Ungteaterblod

English:
   “The Royal Ballet delivered an incredibly well executed “Ballo de Regina”, both in terms of the solo couple, the soloists and the corps. The solo couple was danced by Holly Dorger and Jonathan Chmelensky. A wise choice to choose just these dancers. American-trained Holly Dorger has got Balanchine’s step language into her body through her schooling at the School of American Ballet, and it was a sight to see this evening. Together with Jonathan Chmelensky, she danced with full surplus and conviction.” – Henriette Devantier, Ungteaterblod

Dansk:
    “Til Verdis toner fra ”Don Carlos” danser hele det kvindelige korps plus en imponerende Jonathan Chmelensky. Han får følge af Holly Dorger, der vel er vores mest præcise ballerina for tiden. Alt synes perfekt hos hende, fra det store smil til de præcist placerede tåspidser. Her er aldrig slinger i dansen. Men musikken, med bl.a. tunge passager af messingblæsere, synes ikke så velegnet til Balanchines lette, lette trin. Jeg blev henført af hovedparret, men ikke af hele stemningen.” –Kulturkupeen

English:
   “To Verdi’s tones from “Don Carlos” the entire female corps dances plus an impressive Jonathan Chmelensky. He is followed by Holly Dorger, who is probably our most accurate ballerina of the time. Everything seems perfect to her, from the big smile to the precisely positioned toe tips. There is never a sling in the dance. The music, including heavy passages of brass blowers, does not seem well suited to Balanchine’s light, lightweight steps. I was attracted by the main couple, but not by the whole mood.” -Kulturkupeen

Dansk:
    “Jonathan Chmelensky er omgivet af hele 17 damer, og han spiller i den grad op til dem alle, men ikke mindst til Holly Dorger, der er hans partner. Chmelensky ejer scenen og fylder den ud i imponerende grad. De klæder hinanden i de to store tekniske partier. Holly Dorger er florlet og smilende, selv om store dele af hendes soli foregår på tå. Det kræver både styrke og stamina.” -Kulturtid

English:
    “Jonathan Chmelensky is surrounded by a total of 17 ladies, and he plays to that extent all but not least to Holly Dorger, who is his partner. Chmelensky owns the stage and fills it in impressively. They complement each other in the two major technical roles. Holly Dorger is flowing and smiling, despite large parts of her solos being on her toes. It requires both strength and stamina.” -Kulturtid

December 2019
     Nøddeknækkeren (The Nutcracker) Reviews

Dansk:
“Holly Dorger som flyvende Dugdråbe.” -Alexander Meinertz, Ballet Reviews & Essays

English:
  “Holly Dorger was a flying Dewdrop!” –Alexander Meinertz, Ballet Reviews & Essays

Dansk:
 “Holly Dorger er en skøn Sukkerfe.” -Per Lundsgaard, -XQ28

English:
 “Holly Dorger is a beautiful Sugar Plum Fariy.” -Per Lundsgaard. -XQ28

Dansk:
  “Den store grand pas de deux mellem Sukkerfeen og hendes kavaler blev danset af Holly Dorger og Marcin Kupinski. Det er russisk bravur om noget, og de var elegante som få, og Dorger har en sødme over sig, når hun dirigerer rundt med de små engle med sin magiske stav.” – Kulturtid

English:
  “The pas de deux is very Russian and was danced by Holly Dorger and Marcin Kupinski. They were extraordinarily elegant. Dorger had a sweet expression when she directs the small angels with her wand.” -Kulturtid

October 2019
    Birthday Article in Politiken newspaper.

August 2019

HUMMEL “Love Athlete Campaign”

August 2019

MBK A/S opens a new conference room dedicated to Holly.

July/August 2019

Ud & Se, DSB Magazine

Spring 2019

“Onstage Women.” Ballet Review Spring 2019: 82-85. Print. By: Ian Spencer Bell. http://www.ianspencerbell.com/

May 2019

The Edge of Movement | Gudrun Bojesen | TEDxOdense (Guest appearance with Holly Dorger)

January 2019

RAVN Video Released.
Sacrifice is a project by RAVN. We want to bring focus on the hard work there is behind all big achievements. You normally only see the glamour and prestige on the stage and as a spectator you do not think of what the stars has sacrificed to become the best at what they do. Prima Ballerina Holly Jean Dorger is the first to star in the Sacrifice series, where RAVN put focus on unique talents and achievements made by women all over the world… Ballerina – Holly Jean Dorger Fashion Designer – Katrine Ravn Concept – Lars Sørensen Cinematography / Post / Mix – Costis Mitsotakis Production Assistant – Brian Møller Larsen Riging / Safty – Matias Vela Garcia Production Consultant – Anyka Belén Camera Assistant – Ramón Dia Castel Assistant – Raul Ansón Assistant – Sergio Sanz

December 2018

Pointe Magazine December 2018/ January 2019

November 2018

Napoli Reviews

Dansk:

“Det var noget af et stjernecast, som Den Kongelige Ballet præsenterede til denne repremiere på Napoli. Hovedpartierne danses af Holly Dorger (Teresina) og Jonathan Chmelensky (Gennaro), og de er så teknisk dygtige dansere, at man føler sig blæst tilbage af deres tekniske overskud. Deres kemi blomstrede og voksede med forestillingen.” -Henriette Devantier (Ungt Teaterblod)

English:

“It was something of a star cast that the Royal Ballet presented to the re-premiere of Napoli. The main roles were danced by Holly Dorger (Teresina) and Jonathan Chmelensky (Gennaro), and they are so technically talented that you feel blown away by their abundance of technique. Their chemistry flourished and grew with the performance. “ -Henriette Devantier (Ungt Teaterblod)

Dansk:

“Holly Jean Dorger er en bedårende Teresina og Jonathan Chmelensky er en flot Gennaro. Sikre i trinene og udtryksfulde i spillet. ” – Per Lundsgaard (XQ28)

English:

“Holly Jean Dorger is an adorable Teresina and Jonathan Chmelensky is a beautiful Gennaro. They are secure in their steps and expressive in their performance.” Per Lundsgaard (XQ28)

November 2018

Dance Magazine: Christmas Wish List

October 2018

Ønskerkoncerten (Make A Wish Foundation Concert)

August 2018

Giselle Reviews

Dansk:

“Udover dekorationen er det en nærmest perfekt Giselle-aften. Holly Jean Dorger er en lynende skarp ballerina, men her får hun også lov til at vise en rørende sårbarhed som klæder hende. Hendes tilgivelse af Albrecht i anden akt er hjerteskærende smuk.” – Per Lundsgaard (XQ28)

English:

“Other than the decoration, it’s a perfect Giselle evening. Holly Jean Dorger is a lightning sharp ballerina, but here she also receives the opportunity to show a touching vulnerability that dresses her. Her forgiveness of Albrecht in the second act is heartbreaking beautiful.” – Per Lundsgaard (XQ28)

Dansk:

“Legemliggørelsen af den smukke ballet leverer Giselle (Holly Jean Dorger) og Albrecht (Jonathan Chmelensky) til gengæld hele vejen igennem anden akt. Med overmenneskelig ynde og bedårende samspil sværmer de på skift og sammen henover dansegulvet.” – Kulturtid

English:

“The embodiment of the beautiful ballet, Giselle (Holly Jean Dorger) and Albrecht (Jonathan Chmelensky),  supplies all the way through second act. With superhuman grace and adorable interactions they swim in turn and together over the dance floor.” -Kulturtid

Dansk:

“Holly Jean Dorger viser siggarneret med uskyld straks ved sin entre og en nervøs tilgang til Albrecht. Kan hun nu stole på ham?! Hun spiller ganske sårbar – med overbevisning – og rammes af stor smerte på grund af Albrechts forsikring om, at hun var den eneste ene.
Giselle er færdig. Nede hos wilierne er hun nærmest udslettet. Hun fremstår som en levende død. Også denne side af sagen formår Holly Jean Dorger at signalere ekstremt og hunflettende – ikke mindst fordi hendes lidt svage udstråling passer godt til helvedets rytme.” – Svend Klarskov (Frederiksborg Amts Avis)

English:

Holly Jean Dorger immediately appears complete with innocence in her entrance and she gives a nervous approach to Albrecht. Can she trust him now?! She plays quite vulnerable – with conviction – and that she is suffering from severe pain because of Albrecht’s assurance that she is the only one.
Giselle is done. She is almost wiped out with the willies. She appears as a living death. In this part of the story, Holly Jean Dorger is able to gesture strongly and thoroughly – not least because her slightly weak radiance fits well with the rhythm of the hell.” -Sven Klarskov (Frederiksborg Amts Avis)

Dansk:

“At se Holly Jean Dorger bevæge sig fra sprudlende og uskyldig ungmø til dæmonisk nymfe i et næsten skizofrenisk udbrud er en fryd, og man kan ikke andet end at sidde og måbe!” – Clara Lindstrøm Gleerup

English:

Seeing Holly Jean Dorger go from bubbly and innocent youth to demonic nymph in an almost schizophrenic eruption is a delight, nothing but to watch and be captured!” – Clara Lindstrøm Gleerup 

May 2018:

Featured in June/July Pointe Magazine

May 2018:

Etoile Ballet Gala Performance Review in Riga, Latvia:
Harlequinade Pas De Deux & Raymonda Pas de Deux

“Such beauty! With her dancing Holly Dorger proves how beautiful and enthralling classical ballet can be. Her openness and pure joy of dance touches the soul. ” -Kas par skaistumu!

May 2018:

Etudes Reviews

Dansk:

“Aftenens finale var Harald Landers Etudes der aldrig bliver trættende at se på hvis den er danset godt. Denne aften var vi i sikre hænder hos Holly Jean Dorger som den skønneste ballerina omgivet af Andreas Kaas og Jón Axel Fransson som noble soloherrer. Hvor solisterne var i skudsikker stil… -Per Lundsgaard, (XQ28)

English:

“The final ballet of the evening was Harald Lander Etudes, which never gets tiring to look at if it’s danced well. This evening we were in safe hands with Holly Jean Dorger as the most beautiful ballerina surrounded by Andreas Kaas and Jon Axel Fransson as noble soloists. The soloists were in bulletproof style…” -Per Lundsgaard, (XQ28)

Dansk:

“Holly Jean Dorger er en smuk, sikker og stilfuld ballerina.” -Vibeke Wern, (Berlingske)

English:

“Holly Jean Dorger is a beautiful, secure and stylish ballerina.” -Vibeke Wern, (Berlingske)

Dansk:

“I rollen som ballerinaen dansede Holly Jean Dorger med fin blødhed i armene, selvom hun type ellers ikke er indlysende til det parti. Men trinorgiets festfyrværkeri blev skudt flot til vejrs.” -Majbrit Hjelmsbo

English:

“In the role of the ballerina, Holly Jean Dorger danced with a lovely softness in her arms, although she isn’t the obvious type to that part (sylph section).  But throughout all the steps were beautifully shot fireworks. ” -Majbrit Hjelmsbo

 

March 2018:

On the Cover of the, Boston Globe Magazine.

February 2018

Swan Lake Reviews:

Holly Dorger and Jonathan Chmelensky in Swan Lake, 2018

 

 

 

 

Dansk:

“Holly Dorger har en dejlig udstråling, men der er konstant et sørgmodigt skær over hende, hvilket er en glimrende indgangsvinkel til rollen som Odette. Hun udtrykker lidelse allerede fra sin entre, og hvad kan hun andet med en diktator som Von Rothbart over sig. Hendes dans afleveres delikat og gribende – indstøbt i perfektion. Og således holdes skansen hele vejen igennem. I scenen med Dronningens fest har Dorger listighed i sin optræden som Odile, men det er selvfølgelig Von Rothbart, der som “dukkefører” styrer mundvigene. Og tilbage ved søen fremstår hun uninspireret, ynkelig og bleg. Dorger skildrer dødens indtog i Odette på fortræffelig vis. Forførende!” -Af Svend Klarskov (Frederiksborg Amts Avis)

English:

“Holly Dorger has a wonderful radiance about her but there is always a sad mood over her, which is an excellent approach to the role of Odette. She expresses suffering already from her first entrance which comes from her dictator Von Rothbart. Her dance is delivered delicately and gripping – embodied in perfection. And thus, Dorger kept it all the way through the show. On the stage in the Queen’s party scene, Dorger is articulate in her performance as Odile, but of course Von Rothbart, who acts as a “doll master”, controls the strings. By the lake she appears uninspired, pitiful and pale. Dorger depicts Odette’s death’s in an excellent way. Seductive! -Af Svend Klarskov (Frederiksborg Amts Avis)

Dansk:

“Det er næsten flyvende magisk når Holly Jean Dorger står der alene på den store scene i Operaen og danser sin første solo i Svanesøen. Magi er der også når hun møder sin prins, den smukke, elegante og noble Jonathan Chmelensky. Man kan tydeligt mærke spændingen mellem dem nede i salen. Gnistrer slår det også i den fyrige pas de deux i anden akt, hvor Holly Jean Dorger forvandler sig fran den uskyldige hvide svane Odette til den forførende sorte svane Odile. Sjældent har jeg se så sikre og stærke fouette pirouetter som Holly Jean Dorger – og sikke balancer! ” Af Per Lundsgaard (XQ28)

English:

“It’s almost flying magic when Holly Jean Dorger stands alone on the big stage in the Opera and dances her first solo in Swan Lake. Magic is also there when she meets her prince, the beautiful, elegant and noble Jonathan Chmelensky. You can clearly notice the thrill between them in the theater. Sparks also hit the flour when they dance the pas de deux in the second act act where Holly Jean Dorger transforms herself from the innocent white swan Odette to the seductive black swan of Odile. Rarely I have seen so safe and strong fouette pirouettes like Holly Jean Dorger – and what balances! “- Per Lundsgaard (XQ28)

Dansk:

“I lørdags til repremieren dansede Holly Jean DorgerOdette/Odile, den hvide og sorte svaneprinsesse. Det gjorde hun suverænt. Aftens glæde. Her uden smil som den hvide svane, men med lidt provokation som sorte Odile. Trinene derimod sad, hvor de skulle.” -Ulla Strømberg (Kulturkupeen)

English:

“On Saturday for the re-premiere Holly Dorger danced the role of Odette / Odile, the white and black swan princess. She did so well. The evening’s joy. The cursed white swan without a smile and with a little provocation as the black Odile. The steps were where they should be.” -Ulla Strømberg (Kulturkupeen) 

January 2018

Ravn, Poster Released:

January 2018

Make A Wish Foundation Press Release https://www.makeawish.dk/pressemeddelelse/

Dansk:

Solodanser Holly Dorger er ny ambassadør for Make-A-Wish Danmark

Det er med stor glæde og stolthed at vi kan præsentere Solodanser Holly Jean Dorger fra Det Kongelige Teater som ny ambassadør for Make-A-Wish Danmark. Holly Dorger har danset for Den Kongelige Ballet siden 2008 og blev udnævnt som Solist i 2013 og forfremmet til Solodanser i 2016.

Holly er oprindeligt fra USA, men har boet i Danmark siden 2008, og blev i 2016 tildelt ”Ridder af Dannebrogordenen” af Hendes Majestæt Dronning Margrethe II.
Holly udtaler:
”Jeg er meget beæret over at være ambassadør for Make-A-Wish Danmark. Jeg er selv en stor drømmer, og er overbevist om, hvilken stor indflydelse et ønske kan have på et barn. Jeg vil give tilbage på enhver måde jeg kan – fra at optræde og at øge opmærksomheden, til at hjælpe et barn, der drømmer om at være en ballerina. Lad os sprede lykke til dem i desperat behov for et smil og et knus! “
Holly vil sammen med Make-A-Wish Ønskefondens øvrige ambassadører, herunder Rasmus Seebach, Basim, Alexa Bruun Rasmussen, Hospitalsklovnen Stella m.fl. deltage i arbejdet med at glæde de børn og unge der lever med en livstruende sygdom.Læs mere om Holly Dorger på hendes hjemmeside: www.hollydorger.com
For yderligere information kontakt Pressetalsmand Lars Høngaard på 20 22 54 94, se mere på www.onskefonden.dk

English:

Principal dancer Holly Dorger is the new ambassador for Make-A-Wish Denmark

It is with great joy and pride that we can present Principal dancer Holly Jean Dorger from The Royal Theater as our new ambassador for Make-A-Wish Denmark. Holly Dorger has been dancing for The Royal Danish Ballet since 2008 and was promoted to soloist in 2013 and promoted to Principal Dancer in 2016.

Holly is originally from the United States, but has lived in Denmark since 2008, and was awarded in 2016 “Knight of the Dannebrogord” by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II. Holly says:

    “I am very honored to be an ambassador for Make-A-Wish Denmark. I myself am a big dreamer and am convinced of the great influence a wish may have on a child. I will give back in every way I can – from dancing to raising awareness – to help a child who dreams of being a ballerina. Let’s spread happiness to those in desperate need of a smile and a hug!


Holly will together with the Make-A-Wish Desire Fund’s other ambassadors, including Rasmus Seebach, Basim, Alexa Bruun Rasmussen, Stella’s Hospital Clown, etc. participate in the work of rejoicing the children and adolescents living with a life-threatening illness.
Read more about Holly Dorger on her website: www.hollydorger.com
For further information, please contact Press Speaker Lars Høngaard at +45 20 22 54 94, see more at www.onskefonden.dk

January 2018

Featured in the, Metro Detroit Wedding Magazine.

http://www.detroitwed.com/pas-des-deux/

December 2017

Nutcracker Reviews

Dansk:

“Solodanser Holly Jean Dorger i rollen som sukkerfeen var majestætisk, karismatisk og sikker. Sukkerfeen er dronningen i det magiske univers, som Marie og prinsen kommer til. Holly Jean Dorger formår at tage publikum i hånden og føre os sikkert til hendes fortolkning af den smukke sukkerfe. Hun er alt det, som alle små ballerinapiger drømmer om at være! Og jeg ved, at Holly Jean Dorger fik opfyldt en barnedrøm med netop denne rolle på cv’et.” – Af Henriette Devantier (Ung Teaterblod)

English:

“Principal dancer Holly Jean Dorger in the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy was majestic, charismatic and confident. The Sugar Plum is the queen of the magical universe that Marie and the prince arrive to. Holly Jean Dorger is able to take the audience in hand and lead us safely in her interpretation of the beautiful candy land. She is all that all little ballerina girls dream of being! And I know that Holly Jean Dorger achieved a particular childhood dream of her own in this role now on her cv. “ – By Henriette Devantier (Ung Teaterblod)

Dansk:

“Holly Jean Dorger er nok den bedst dansende Dugdråbe i Blomstervalsen jeg længe har set. Sikke balancer og sikken sikkerhed.” Af Per Lundsgaard (XQ28)

English:

“Holly Jean Dorger is the best dancing dewdrop in the flower roll I have seen in a long time. What balances and confident safety.” -Per Lundsgaard (XQ28)

December 2017

Årets Divaer

http://xq28.dk/Nyheder/9734/Aaretsdivaer

English:

Top 5 Diva Performance’s on stage.

Holly Jean Dorger
The Royal Ballet’s most secure ballerina is always a pleasure on the stage. No matter if she is in a sexy dark wig in Nikolaj Hübbes Weimar ballet – or graceful and sparkling dewdrop in Balanchine’s Nutcracker. Virtuous and beautiful – all you can ask for in a ballerina.

July 2017

Featured in, BilledBladet, for her Wedding to Brian Møller Larsen.

June 2017

New NYC Dance Project Photos Released

 

 

 

 

April 2017

Jewels (Diamonds) Reviews

Dansk:

“Sidste del er juvelen over dem alle: Diamanter. Holly Jean Dorger og Gregory Dean er hovedparret, og de er alt, hvad man kunne ønske sig. Både i deres mange soli og i de ekvilibristiske pas de deuxer, er der ingen vaklen. Det er præcist, sikkert og bedårende smukt danset.” Per Lundsgaard (XQ28)

English:

“The last part is the jewel over them all: Diamonds. Holly Jean Dorger and Gregory Dean are the main couple and they are all you could wish for. Both in their many solo’s and in the equilibrium in their pas de deux, there is no vague movement. It is precise, safe and adorably beautifully danced. “Per Lundsgaard (XQ28)

Dansk:

“Til Tjajkovskijs musik serveres der imponerende spring og piruetter samt en glødende pas de deux med Holly Jean Dorger og Gregory Dean. Som Odette i Svanesøen dåner Holly Jean Dorger i sin partners arme, og sammen skaber de to dansere en lille, koncentreret kærlighedshistorie, der med sin dirrende nerve er mere en blot nydelsesfuld flugt ind i skønheden. Holly Jean Dorger og Gregory Deans gribende fortolkning af Balanchines pas de deux fortæller om hengivelsens kraft – og skrøbeligheden deri. Det er en ganske alvorlig og kompleks sag og “ei blot til lyst”.” -fyraften

English:

With Tchaikovsky music, impressive jumping and piruettes are served as well as a glowing pas de deux by Holly Jean Dorger and Gregory Dean. Like Odette in Swan Lake, Holly Jean Dorger drapes into her partner’s arms, and together the two dancers create a small, concentrated love story that with its dazzling nerve is more a mere enjoyable escape into beauty. Holly Jean Dorger and Gregory Dean’s gripping interpretation of Balanchine’s pas de deux talks about the power of devotion – and fragility therein. It’s a rather serious and complex matter and “just a matter of desire”. -fyraften

Dansk:

“Et højdepunkt i »Diamanter« er den store langsomme og krævende pas de deux, som til premieren blev danset følsomt, smukt og sikkert af Holly Jean Dorger og Gregory Dean.” -Vibeke Wern (Berlingske)

English:

“A highlight of ‘Diamonds’ is the big slow and demanding pas de deux which was dazzling, beautifully and confidently danced by Holly Jean Dorger and Gregory Dean.” – Vibeke Wern (Berlingske)

Dansk:

“De mange kompetente dansere i diamantklæder, hvidt og funklende, bringer niveauet op i mesterklassen. Specielt den langsomme og elegante pas de deux med Holly Jean Dorger og Gregory Dean viser kompagniets høje.” –  Af Lars Vestergaard

English:

“The many competent dancers in diamond clothes, white and sparkling, bring the level up in the championship class. Especially the slow and elegant pas de deux danced by Holly Jean Dorger and Gregory Dean shows the company’s highest level.” -Lars Vestergaard

March 2017

Ballet De Luxe Review

Dansk:

“Men højdepunktet i anden del er Balanchines lille raffinerede bravurballet »Tjaikovskij pas de deux« fra 1960 til musik, som Tjaikovskij oprindeligt komponerede til »Svanesøen«. Her er Holly Jean Dorger og Alban Lendorf et yderst elegant og sikkert par i den opfindsomme og ækvilibristiske koreografi. Fjerlet svæver hun i luften og springer lige i favnen på ham, og han fascinerer med sine lette spring og batteringer.” Vibeke Wern (Berlingske)

English:

But the highlight of the second part of the show is Balanchine’s little refined bravura ballet “Tjaikovskij pas de deux” from 1960 to music that Tchaikovsky originally composed for “Swan Lake”. Here, Holly Jean Dorger and Alban Lendorf are an extremely elegant and safe couple in the inventive and equilibrium choreography. She is floating high in the air and jumping into his arms, fascinating with his easy jumps and strength.” – Vibeke Wern (Berlingske)