Un studio de danse. Une ballerine en herbe, ravissante et enthousiaste, confrontée avec une pianiste agacée, pointilleuse et malveillante, puis ensuite malmenée par un maitre-de-ballet forcené qui finit par l’étrangler. La Leçon de Flemming Flindt, où Ida Praetorius, elle même ballerine aspirante âgée de 17 ans, rencontre des partenaires comme les danseurs étoiles Gudrun Bojesen, Mads Blangstrup et Thomas Lund. Instruction: Anne Marie Vessel Schlüter.
by Ida Praetorius
Since I saw it the very first time it has been one of my favorite ballets. It has all the stuff in it, which I think makes a ballet special: Amazing choreography, great scenery, wonderful music, and in this case a good story. It is funny, scary and very dramatic at the same time, creating an intense atmosphere, that keeps you on your toes – I just love it!
There are 3 people in the ballet, which makes it very intense. There’s the student, the teacher and the pianist. The student is coming to her first ballet class, but it will be her last, because the teacher is crazy, and ends up killing her.
Mie (Anne Marie Vessel Schlüter) is instructing the ballet, and she is like a gift from heaven. She is so into it, that she is dancing it alongside us, and at the same time tells us what is going through our minds. She simply can’t help it.
I will be doing it with Thomas Lund (the teacher) and Gudrun Bojesen (the pianist). They are both amazing and so inspiring to work with. They have so much experience, and it really shows, which is a huge help for me. I am so happy and proud to be working with them.
I could be in the studio all day rehearsing this piece. It’s like when the music starts I forget everything else. I forget that I’m tired, I forget all the stuff I did earlier and all the stuff I have to do later. It’s like going into a different world, where nothing else matters.