Urban Sketch, Copenhagen

Fine Art

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While traveling in Denmark this summer, I had an opportunity to attend the world premiere ballet of the Royal Danish Opera presentation of “Chopin Danser”, performed by the Danish Dance Theater. The performance was held at the Copenhagen Opera House, designed by architect Henning Larson. The dance took place in the lobby, which is a spectacular space of glass walls, elevated walkways, and the beautiful curved wooden shell of the opera hall. This scene is near the end of the ballet with a male and female dancer moving in sync to a live piano rendition of Chopin. The sketch is ink on newsprint that was subsequently highlighted with a white gouache wash.