Woyzeck was a dance production produced by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet in 2011, based on the play by Georg Büchner.

Christian Spuck choreographed it.

Eugenie Skilnand won Norwegian Critics' Award in the dance category in 2011/2012 for the role of Marie.


(Objekt ID 33412)
Object type Production
Premiere September 24, 2011
Produced by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on Woyzeck by Georg Büchner
Audience Adults
Keywords Ballet
Running period September 24, 2011  

Excerpt from speech by Guri Pahle Glad during the awards ceremony for Norwegian Critics' Award (dance) 2011/2012 at The House of Literature in Oslo September 27 2012:

"This year the award goes to an eminent dance artist of the female sex who has for fourteen years delighted her audience in the old opera house in Youngstorget and in the new, grand in Bjørvika. After graduating from the ballet school of The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, The National Academy of Ballet and the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York, she became an aspirant in The Norwegian National Ballet in 1998–2000 when led by Dinna Bjørn, and since then she has been a member with many great roles in her repertoire.

Her first leading role was as Lucy Westenra in Gable and Pink's brutal ballet Dracula after the start of Espen Giljane's time as artistic director for the ballet the autumn of 2002. Since then there has been a number of leading roles within the classic and modern repertoire. I can mention a heap: Clara and the sugar plum fairy in Dinna Bjørn's The Nutcracker, Aurora in Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty, the title role of Stevenson's Cinderella, Juliet in Corder's Romeo and Juliet, the title role of Coralli/Perrot's Giselle and Odette/Odile in Eventyret om Svanesjøen* (The Fairytale about Swan Lake) which is a pedagogic mini version of Swan Lake, performed for school pupils and other interested.

She has danced leading parts in Tetley's, Balanchine's and Kylián's works and also in the Norwegian choreographers Jo Strømgren's and Ingun Bjørnsgaard's work, Suite (Strømgren) and Standard Arabesque (Bjørnsgaard), which were both created for today's award winner. Two years ago she danced the role of Blanche in John Neumeier's strong ballet A Streetcar Named Desire and by several critics she was praised to the heavens for her strong interpretation of Blanche. But a Norwegian Critics' Award she was not given then.

But today Eugenie Skilnand will finally get her Norwegian Critics' Award for the interpretation of Marie in the ballet Woyzeck by the German choreographer Christian Spuck, who is resident choreographer for Stuttgart Ballet in Stuttgart. It was danced by The Norwegian National Ballet last year, with two casts doing the main parts."


Sceneweb on Norwegian Critics' Award, www.sceneweb.no http://www.sceneweb.no/en/awarding/30091/Kritikerprisen_20112012-2012

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