In the meantime the Royal Swedish Ballet are doing a lot to update the audience and staff:
News are sent out from the management and a weekly information from The Royal Opera CEO Birgitta Svendén wicht guest are broadcasted live to all employees digitally.
The Ballet Masters are having digital meetings with all dancers in smaller groups to keep close contact and see how they are doing.
Nicholas Le Riche: "We offer voluntary classes at different times and different places, digitally, outdoor as well as at the Opera house.
There is no lack of creativity in the house. We just work in different ways, as I hope you’ve seen on Operan Play, Instagram and Facebook!
I communicate with many of my colleagues all around the world to see how they are handling this crisis. This is important for all of us to share and support each other."
The closest contact is however with Nikolaj Hübbe in Denmark, Ingrid Lorentzen in Norway and Madeleine Onne in Finland.
"Here in Stockholm we started digital rehearsals from 11thof May and hope this will work before getting together outdoors and rehears parts that can be done that way, says Nicolas Le Riche.
Next step will then be inside the Opera house respecting recommendations and creating a safe environment.
As we say, one step at a time…
It will be a different summer vacation this year for all of us. But we are really eager to get going again and we are happy to have seven new dancers joining the Royal Swedish Ballet next season as the audition was already made before the Covid 19 outbreak.
Our priority when we hopefully open on September 4this to give an homage to Les Ballets Suédois," concludes Nicholas Le Riche.