Q&A with director Signe Roderik

Photographer and filmmaker Signe Roderik sets out to honor the legacy of visionary ballet master August Bournonville (1805-1879) with three short films that illuminate aspects of his famed Danish School, which produced such brilliant artists as Erik Bruhn and Peter Martins. All films in Danish with English subtitles.

Bournonville Today
Signe Roderik, Denmark, 28min
U.S. Premiere
Excerpts from Romantic Era ballets, including some rarities, combine with commentary by dance critics Deborah Jowitt, Alastair Macaulay, and others.

The Art of Silence
Signe Roderik, Denmark, 27m
New York Premiere
An examination of character dance as a key element in classical story ballets, with leading exponent Morten Eggert as guide.

When I Dance
Signe Roderik, Denmark, 35m
World Premiere
The Royal Danish Ballet’s training, as seen through the eyes of pre-teens Ella and Sylvester, two of the school’s rising stars.