"The Snow Queen"
Finnish National Ballet
Operaen, The Royal Danish Theatre
January 28, 2017
by Alexander Meinertz
copyright © Alexander Meinertz 2017
On the eve of Kenneth Greve’s departure as artistic director of the Finnish National Ballet, the former principal dancer of the Royal Danish Ballet, has brought his company to perform at his Alma Mater in Copenhagen as part of celebrations in connection with the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence. Greve has directed the Finnish company since 2008, but announced in July of last year that this would be his final season in Helsinki: during his 10 years as director, he has created new productions of “Scheherazade,” “Swan Lake,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “The Snow Queen” for the company, which was originally founded in 1921.