PdT: What’s your dream role?

by Henrik on November 4, 2010

Pas de Trois (at dancing3.com) is a site by three bloggers, inviting all who are interested in dance discuss dance related topics! If you don’t know it already, have a look!

This week, the question is: What is your dream role.
And I’m supposed to answer that… Wow, these PdT-questions are harder then I thought they’d be..

For classical ballet, my dream role is probably Tybalt from Romeo and Juliet. I love dancing “alpha-male” roles, and Tybalt is just pumping with testosterone :) Other than that, I’d love to do a more challenging role acting-wise, like maybe Albrecht from Giselle, or Onegin.

For more contemporary pieces, I really just would love to perform more of the “classical” repertoire. Kylian has a couple of really great pieces, six dances is definitely on my list of roles I’d like to do before I retire. I love the style of Nacho Duato as well, and sure wouldn’t mind performing in one of his productions. And I’d love to work with my new boss, Edward Clug, at some point. But lets see what time brings, shall we?

If you are a dancer, what is your dream role? Or if you’re not, do you have a role you’d do if you could? Any experiences connected to acting, creating a role or other things you’d like to share? Do it in the comments, or at dancing3.com!

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Sveta November 6, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Szia Henrik :)

I have a few questions:
How long did it take you to learn Hungarian? What where the hardest points for you? How did you overcome the complexities of the language?

What is your opinion on Anastasia Volochkova?

Ballet question: I once attended a ballet (“Carmen”) in Rimsky-Korsakov Theatre in Saint-Petersburg. All the dancers were landing on the stage’s floor so heavily that after awhile I was overwhelmed by constant thumping sound of feet touching the floor, and clouds of dust flying around the landing points. Is that a common situation? Or do you think it could have been a creative idea of the one who staged it?
It happened years ago and I’m still wondering…

I just came across your blog a week ago and read all of it in a couple of evenings :) Keep up the good work! :)


Henrik November 7, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Szia Sveta! :)
I’m happy to hear you enjoy my blog.
I spent four years in Hungary, of which, slowly, I learned to speak Hungarian. I now speak it fluently, although I still have some problems with certain grammar – to be honest, hungarian grammar is a pain in the A%% :)
I learnt Hungarian only by talking and listening. I never had any classes or courses, every day was a course for me. Once I got the basics, I just tried to speak the language a lot, and, slowly, I extended my vocabulary. I was very motivated, and had great “teachers” around me in my classmates, my girlfriend and my ballet masters. I met a culture in Hungary that took me into it’s arm and made me feel good, something I am very grateful for and think back to, even if I am no longer living in Hungary. But who knows where the future takes me, right?!

To be honest, before the big scandal-stories of her getting fired from Bolshoi because of the weight-issues, I never heard Anastasia Volochkova’s name.. And I’m sorry to say I never saw her dance, so I’d rather not have an opinion :)

For the Carmen performance, it’s hard to say, although I’d think the stage was just dirty, and the dancers landing heavily (Which isn’t really something to try to achieve, unless it’s used as a choreographic tool). I’ve never seen a Carmen, or any ballet really, performed like what you describe, but who knows, maybe you witnessed something new that night?! :)
Again, thanks for your questions. Feel free to ask me anything, and keep commenting. again, glad you enjoy Tights and Tiaras.


Oda November 6, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I want to do Nikya from La Bayadere and the sylphide in La Sylphide!


Henrik November 8, 2010 at 9:30 am

Great choices :) I specially like Nikyia!!!


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