Dancing At The Royal Palaces

Last year the Danish Royal Family opened their private residence, Amalienborg Palace, to host a brand new choreographed ballet.

The ballet is performed in the four Great Halls of the four different palaces that constitute Amalienborg Palace. The ballet was filmed and is now available for an international audience.

The audience experience some of Europe’s most beautiful rooms and some of world's best renowned ballet dancers. In the movie the three royal sisters H.M. Queen Margrethe, H.M. Queen Anne-Marie and H.R. Princess Benedikte share their view on ballet, and what it means to them.

Dancing at the Royal Palaces is choreographed by Tobias Praetorius and Visually directed and produced by Fred Salmon. The ballet comprises of four parts each part uniquely suited to the characteristic and interior of the four Great Halls.

  • Tobias Praetorius
    Director
  • Fred Salmon
    Director
  • Fred Salmon
    Producer
  • Macho Films
    Production Company
  • Tobias Praetorius
    Key Cast
  • Sebatian Hayens
    Key Cast
  • Ghrai Devore-Stokes
    Key Cast
  • Ida Praetorius
    Key Cast
  • Christina Michanek
    Key Cast
  • Ulrik Birkkjær
    Key Cast
  • Andreas Kaas
    Key Cast
  • Astrid Elbo
    Key Cast
  • Emma Riis-Kofoed
    Key Cast
  • Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II
    Key Cast
  • her royal highness princess Benedikte
    Key Cast
  • Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Dance, History, documentary, art, music, ballet
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    400,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Denmark
  • Country of Filming:
    Denmark
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Full Frame - Cropped to 2:1
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Tobias Praetorius, Fred Salmon

Tobias Praetorius is a soloist and choreographer with The Royal Danish Ballet.
Praetorius was born in 1996 in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the age of 7 he started his studies at The Royal Danish Ballet School graduating in 2012 and joined The Royal Danish Ballet as an apprentice that same year. In 2014 he got offered a contract as a dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet, and got promoted to the rank of soloist in 2020. He has danced in the full repertory of the company and has been taking part in creations of world renowned choreographers such as the Reumert Award winning creations ‘The Queen of Spades’ by Liam Scarlett as Hermann, and ‘Shaken Mirror’ by Kim Brandstrup as The Hanged Man at The Royal Danish Theatre.
Praetorius had his choreographer debut in 2017 at The National Museum of Art with his ballet ‘Fratres’ with dancers from The Royal Danish Ballet and live music by Walentin & McKenzie. Later on he has choreographed ballet’s for The Royal Danish Ballet, KammerBalletten, Baggårdskunst and Verdensballetten.
In 2020, Praetorius choreographed DR1’s new 24 episode Christmas tv-show the Robert Award winning ‘Julefeber’, and later directed and choreographed The Royal Danish Ballet School’s children’s ballet ‘Dansefeber’, 2021, based on the tv-show with over 60 balletstudents on ‘Gamle Scene’, Royal Danish Theatre.
Praetorius has worked with filmmaker Tom Mckenzie on Praetorius’s children’s ballet for The Royal Danish Ballet ‘The Princess and the Pea’, 2020, based on H.C. Andersens fairytale, and the balletfilm ‘Hvor Landet Ender’ a solo choreographed and danced by Praetorius in Skagen, the northernmost point in Denmark where North Sea meets the Baltic Sea
Praetorius has also worked and choreographed for DR’s Danish National Girl’s Choir’s Christmas Concert in DR’s Concert Hall, and has been a guest artist with The Washington Ballet for their first ever production of The Sleeping Beauty at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Praetorius has received The Queen Ingrid Honorary Grant, The Reumert Talent Price, Margot Lander’s Grant, Friends of the Ballet’s Talent Price, Albert Gaubiers & Waldorffs Grant, The Beckett Grant- Svend Åge Larsen, The Bille-Brahe-Selby’ske Grant and The National Bank Jubilee Grant.

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