Just in: Denmark cancels ballet over abuse by British artistmain
The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen has called off an all-night ballet ‘Frankenstein’ after reports of abusive behavior by a guest choreographer, apparently from London. No names are being given.
The ‘unacceptable behavior’ towards staff took place during rehearsals in 2018 and 2019.
‘We do not want to perform the works of the choreographer in question for the time being, and Frankenstein has therefore been cancelled’, said director Kasper Holten(pictured) in a press release this morning.
The choreographer appears to be an associate of the London’s Royal Opera, where Holten was formerly director.
UPDATE: He has been named as Liam Scarlett. Twnety-four hours after this ban he was found dead at home.