Royal Copenhagen shares the spotlight with the graceful and dramatic universe of the Royal Ballet in this year's Christmas Table exhibition. Six of the ballet's most outstanding dancers have placed their talents in the decoration of the Christmas Tables.

Royal Copenhagen and The Royal Ballet share clear similarities. Not just because their histories go back many years, but they also share a common reference within art, aesthetics as well as the aspiration for eternal balance between innovation and tradition. It was therefore a natural choice for Royal Copenhagen to this year invite The Royal Ballet as the creative and inspirational cocreators of the 2017 Christmas Tables. Royal Copenhagen will present and display the 2017 Christmas Tables at the Flagship Store on Amagertorv in Copenhagen, from November 17th to December 31st, 2017.

From dancing to decoration

This year’s Christmas Table decorators have all received countless ovations on national and international stages. They are: principal dancers Alban Lendorf and Ida Praetorius, soloists Andreas Kaas and Femke Mølbach Slot, former principal danser Kristoffer Sakurai, as well as director, and former dancer and leader of the ballet school, Anne Marie Vessel Schlüter. They all give their very own personal interpretation of a Christmas Table - the table that will gather all the people nearest and dearest to them this holiday season.

The sources of inspiration for the six Christmas Tables come from far and wide. There are, of course, many references to the world of ballet, from the Nutcracker and the swan - the white and the black - to the magic of the theatre and the unbridled power of the music within. But there are also glimpses of the Christmas’s of childhood past, and of the Christmas hopes and dreams that lay in their futures. Each dancer has put all their creative passion into creating an inspiring Christmas table that expresses their unique personality and brings their Christmas dreams to life.

"This is not the first time Royal Copenhagen has collaborated with the Royal Ballet to create the highly traditional Christmas Tables - and it's probably not the last. We are two very wellestablished institutions in the Danish cultural landscape, and we both have a strong sense of values, where craftsmanship and precision are focal points", says Royal Copenhagen's Creative Director Niels Bastrup.

Femke Mølbach Slot

All That Jazz and Love
"Come Fly Away with me!" states the invitation from Femke Mølbach Slot, who with her Christmas Table has created a tribute to the glamour of 1940s film, to love and to her partner, jazz musician Chris Minh Doky. "We have cleared some time in our hectic December tour schedules and made room for a date night in this special setting that celebrates love and togetherness," says Femke. It's late in the evening, the music has stopped playing and a table in the jazz club is set for a romantic dinner for two. There’s a piano in the corner, thick velvet on the floor, and a white fox is draped over the back of the chair. The champagne is bubbling in the glasses, a late night snack is on its way, and the table has been set with the poetic and romantic dinnerware Flora. The stage is set and ready for a diva. The atmosphere is eclectic and glamorous. Soft lighting illuminates the heavy, golden fabrics and soft furniture. The air is filled with nods to Broadway, Sinatra, The Sands, Hollywood, gentlemen in tuxedos, untied bow ties and women dressed in long dresses and towering stilettos.

Femke Mølbach Slot (1978). Soloist at the Royal Danish Ballet in 2007 and graduated from the Royal Ballet School. Employed as a corps dancer in 1997. Femke is a graceful dancer and has danced many parts within the classical repertoire. She is also known for her performances in modern productions, including her role as Kate in ’Come Fly Away’.


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