Hillerød is a Danish town with a population of 32,689 located in the centre of North Zealand 30 km to the north of Copenhagen, Denmark. Hillerød is the administrative centre of Hillerød Municipality and the administrative seat of Region Hovedstaden, one of the five regions in Denmark, it is most known for its large Renaissance castle, Frederiksborg Castle, now home to the Museum of National History. Hillerød station is the terminus of one of the radials of the S-train network as well as several local railway lines; the town is surrounded by the former royal forests of Gribskov to the north and Store Dyrehave to the south. Hillerød was founded during the early medieval times; the name is first mentioned in 1552 as Hylderødz, deriving from the male name Hildi and the suffix -rød, meaning "clearing in the forest". In 1550, crown prince Frederick acquired Hillerødsholm in exchange for another properties, his son, Christian IV, tore down most of the old buildings and built a new castle between 1602 and 1625.
It was never incorporated as a market town but prospered from ample privileges afforded by successive monarchs, although it experienced a setback when Frederick IV moved court to Fredensborg Palace in the 1720s. Hillerød was from 1772 until 1908 named Frederiksborg after its castle, its first town council was established in 1778 and its town shield, which features a flowering elder tree, is from 1787. The arrival of the railway brought new prosperity to the town, when the Zealand Railway Company opened the final stage of the North Line between Copenhagen and Helsingør on 8 June 1864, it was followed by the Gribskov Line to Græsted and the Frederiksværk-Hundested Line, which further contributed to Hillerød's status as a local commercial centre. The improvements in infrastructure attracted new industries; these included Nordstens Fabrikker, a manufacturer of agricultural machinery, which opened in 1877. A owned slaughterhouse and meatpacking facility, Hillerød Svineslagteri, opened in 1896, it was converted into the cooperative Hillerød Andelssvineslagteri by 300 local farmers in 1913.
Foss A/S, a major provider of hightech analytical solutions for the global food industry, is based in Hillerød. Novo Nordisk and Biogen are other major employers with expanding sites in Hillerød's industrial park; the pension fund ATP is headquartered in Hillerød. The two principal shopping streets pedestrianized Helsingørsgade; the largest shopping centre is Slotsarkaderne with 50 stores. Hillerød has been chosen as the site for a new regional hospital:'Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland'. To support the hospital, a new urban zone called Favrholm will be created in the south end of the city, a new S-train station will provide access to the hospital; the project began in 2012 and the hospital should be ready in 2020. When completed,'Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland' will be the largest hospital in the country; the characteristics of business life in Hillerød are pharmaceutical industry, knowledge and education. The municipality and the state administers a number of educational institutions offering short-term or medium-term education.
Among them are the Business Academy North Zealand, Hillerød Technical School, Hillerød Business School, Hillerød Tekniske Gymnasium, Frederiksborg Gymnasium og HF, VUC and Hillerød teacher training college. The settlement of Nødebo on the southeastern banks of Esrum Sø and enclosed by Gribskov, is home to the forestry boarding school of'Skovskolen' administered by the University of Copenhagen. Hillerød houses a Pharmaceutical College. Pharmakon - Danish College of Pharmacy Practice is a higher tertiary educational institution of pharmaceutical sciences with 602 pharmaconomist students; the best known monument is Frederiksborg Castle, long a seat of Danish kings. The castle is open to the public and houses the Frederiksborg Museum/ The Museum of National History; the castle has a large baroque garden. The Town Museum contains a permanent exhibition on the history of Hillerød. "The Boiler Room" has changing special exhibits. In 2005, the subject was the medieval history of Northern Zealand; the ruins of Æbelholt Abbey are the remains of the largest Augustinian monastery in the northern countries.
The site contains a museum showing its history. The monastery was founded in 1175/76 by the French Augustinian, William of Æbelholt Saint William, for the reform of the extant Eskilsø Abbey, moved here, he was summoned to the task by statesman Absalon. After the Reformation in 1536, the monastery lands were appropriated by the state and the buildings were torn down; some of the bricks were used in the construction of Frederiksborg Castle. Esrum Abbey is a Cistercian monastery dating from 1151; the only remaining building of this once vast complex now houses a permanent exhibition about the Cistercians. There is a restaurant in the vaults. Next to the monastery is the Nature and Environmental Centre of Ecology. Another cultural institution is “Hillerød Viden- og Kulturpark”; this is the gathering spot for the cultural life of Hillerød - with exhibitions and theatre. Hillerød is surrounded by some of the most extensive woodlands in Denmark, with Store Dyrehave to the south and the forests of Gribskov to the north.
Gribskov is the fourth largest connected woodland in the country and both of the
Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark and the seat of Aarhus municipality. It is located on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula, in the geographical centre of Denmark, 187 kilometres northwest of Copenhagen and 289 kilometres north of Hamburg, Germany; the inner urban area contains 273,077 inhabitants and the municipal population is 340,421. Aarhus is the central city in Business Region Aarhus and in the East Jutland metropolitan area, which had a total population of 1.378 million in 2016. The history of Aarhus began as a fortified Viking settlement founded in the 8th century and with the first written records stemming from the bishopric seated here from at least 948; the city was founded on the northern shores of a fjord at a natural harbour and the primary driver of growth was for centuries seaborne trade in agricultural products. Market town privileges were granted in 1441, but growth stagnated in the 17th century as the city suffered blockades and bombardments during the Swedish Wars.
In the 19th century it was occupied twice by German troops during the Schleswig Wars but avoided destruction. As the industrial revolution took hold, the city grew to become the second-largest in the country by the 20th century. Today, Aarhus is at the cultural and economic core of the region and the largest centre for trade and industry in Jutland; the city ranks as the 92nd largest city in the European Union, as number 234 among world cities. It is a top 100 conference city in the world. Aarhus is the principal industrial port of the country in terms of container handling and an important trade hub in Kattegat. Major Danish companies have based their headquarters here and people commute for work and leisure from a wide area in Region Midtjylland, it is a centre for research and education in the Nordic countries and home to Aarhus University, Scandinavia's largest university, including Aarhus University Hospital and INCUBA Science Park. Being the Danish city with the youngest demographics, with 48,482 inhabitants aged under 18, Aarhus is the second fastest growing Danish city, with an average growth of 4,500 people per annum since 2008.
Aarhus is known for its musical history. In the 1950s, many jazz clubs sprang up around the city, fuelled by the young population. By the 1960s, the music scene diversified into rock and other genres. In the 1970s and 1980s, Aarhus became the centre for Denmark's rock music, fostering many iconic bands such as Kliché, TV-2 and Gnags. Aarhus is home to the annual eight-day Aarhus International Jazz Festival, the SPoT Festival, the NorthSide Festival. In 2017, Aarhus was European Capital of Culture along with Paphos in Cyprus. In Valdemar's Census Book the city was called Arus, in Icelandic it was known as Aros written as Aars, it is a compound of the two words ár, genitive of á, oss. The name originates from the city's location around the mouth of Aarhus Å; the spelling "Aarhus" is first found in 1406 and became the norm in the 17th century. With the Danish spelling reform of 1948, "Aa" was changed to "Å"; some Danish cities resisted the new spelling of their names, notably Aabenraa. Århus city council explicitly embraced the new spelling, as it was thought to enhance an image of progressiveness.
In 2010, the city council voted to change the name from Århus to Aarhus to strengthen the international profile of the city. The renaming came into effect on 1 January 2011. Certain geographically affiliated names have been updated to reflect the name of the city, such as the Aarhus River, changed from Århus Å to Aarhus Å, it is still grammatically correct to write geographical names with the letter Å and local councils are allowed to use the Aa spelling as an alternative. Whichever spelling local authorities choose, most newspapers and public institutions will accept it; some official authorities such as the Danish Language Committee, publisher of the Danish Orthographic Dictionary, still retain Århus as the main name, providing Aarhus as a new, second option, in brackets and some institutions are still using Århus explicitly in their official name, such as the local newsmedia Århus Stiftstidende and the schools Århus Kunstakademi and Århus Statsgymnasium for example. It is notable. "Aa" was used by some major institutions between 1948-2011 as well, such as Aarhus university or the largest local sports club, Aarhus Gymnastikforening, who have never used the "Å"-spelling.
Founded in the early Viking Age, Aarhus is one of the oldest cities in Denmark, along with Ribe and Hedeby. Archaeological evidence under the Aros settlement's defences indicate the site was a town as early as the last quarter of the 8th century earlier than had been supposed. Discoveries after a 2003 archaeological dig unearthed half-buried longhouses, glass pearls and a road dated to the late 700s. Archaeologists have conducted several excavations in the inner city since the 1960s revealing wells, streets and workshops. In the buildings and adjoining archaeological layers, everyday utensils like combs and basic multi-purpose tools from the year 900 have been found; the centre of Aarhus was once a pagan burial site until Aarhus's first church, Holy Trinity Church, a timber structure, was built upon it during the reign of Frode, King of Jutland, around 900. In the 900s an earth rampart for the defence of the early city was constructed, encircling the settlement, much like the defence structures found at Viking ring fortresses elsewhere.
The rampart was
3XN is a Danish architectural practice with head office in Copenhagen. The company was founded in Århus in 1986 as Nielsen, Nielsen & Nielsen by Kim Herforth Nielsen, Lars Frank Nielsen and Hans Peter Svendler Nielsen; the latter left the company, today led by a partner group of three with Kim Herforth Nielsen as the Principal Architect. The practice had its international breakthrough in the late 90s with the Danish Embassy in Berlin and the Muziekgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam. In 2005 3XN won the competition for the new Museum of Liverpool which opened in 2011. Among 3XNs high profiled Danish projects are Ørestad Gymnasium, the renovation of Tivoli’s Concert Hall, university, concert hall and research centre in Sønderborg, the headquarters of Saxo Bank in Copenhagen, the headquarters of the law firm Horten, Middelfart Savings Bank and KPMG Headquarters. Under construction are Bella Sky – the biggest hotel in Scandinavia, Lighthouse, a highrise in Århus, a new town hall in the Dutch city Nieuwegein and Denmark’s new Aquarium, The Blue Planet in Copenhagen.
3XN has won the competition to design the new headquarters for Swedbank in Stockholm and another Swedish residential project in Vällingby. 3XN is present in Norway with projects such as the Theatre and Jazz House in Molde and a Culture House in Mandal. In 2007 3XN established the research and development department GXN working on implementing new materials and technologies in the studio’s projects; the R&D department develops new projects and designs of lamps for instance. GXN is behind the green Louisiana Pavilion displayed at the Danish art museum Louisiana during COP15; the pavilion is built with a biocomposite developed for the purpose. GXN works with Cradle to Cradle Denmark at developing the first Danish building manual based on the Cradle to Cradle principles. In 2010 3XN created the exhibition Mind Your Behaviour, shown at Danish Architecture Centre and at Aedes Gallery in Berlin. Architect’s House, Copenhagen Buen kulturhus, Norway Danish Embassy, Berlin Tivoli Concert Hall extension, Copenhagen Muziekgebouw Concert Hall, Amsterdam Sampension Headquarters, Copenhagen Ørestad College, Ørestad, Copenhagen Alsion Concert Hall & Research Centre, Sønderborg, Denmark Saxo Bank building, Copenhagen Bryggen Shopping Centre, Denmark Horsens Stadium, Denmark Middelfart Savings Bank, Denmark Hotel Bella Sky, Ørestad, Copenhagen Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool Gemeentehuis Nieuwegein, Netherlands Blue Planet, Copenhagen Plassen Cultural Center, Norway UN Building, Denmark Swedbank Headquarters, Sweden Royal Arena, Denmark Grove Towers, India Yangpu University Gateway, China Mandal Cultural Centre, Norway Light House, Århus, Denmark New Deutsche Bahn HQ, Berlin Randers Museum of Art, Denmark UN Village, Copenhagen Railyards Cultural Centre, Århus, Vällingby Parkstad highrise, Sweden Uppsala University Building, Sweden Rigshospitalet expansion, Denmark DreamCenter, China Residential project, Austria IOC Headquarters, Switzerland Mälardalen University and public bath, Sweden AMP Centre redevelopment, Australia IOC Headquarters, Switzerland ) Grove Towers, India )) IMAX Theatre and Creative Offices Complex, China Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney, Australia La Tour, Denmark Cultural Plaza and Digital Port, Belgium Vertical village, Canada Aquatic Center, Linköping, Sweden Sydney Fish Market, Australia Copenhagen Children's Hospital, Denmark Waterfront revitalisation, Canada )competition win 2017) Schüco Headquarters extension, Germany 2017) 1988 Nykredit Architecture Prize 2005 RIBA European Award for Sampension 2005 MIPIM AR Future Projects Award for City for All Age in Valby, Copenhagen 2005 International Olympic Committee IOC/IAKS Award for DGI Urban Sports Centre in Århus Best New Building in the Netherlands 2006 for Muziekgebouw 2006 ULI Europe Award for Muziekgebouw 2006 Dedalo Minosse Award for Muziekgebouw 2006 MIPIM AR Future Projects Award for Nordhavnen Residences 2006 MIPIM AR Future Projects Award for Middelfart Savings Bank 2006 LEAF Award for Muziekgebouw 2007 RIBA European Award for Alsion 2008 Forum AiD Award for Ørestad College 2009 RIBA International Award for Saxo Bank 2010 JEC Innovation Award for Louisiana Pavilion 2011 RIBA European Award for Middelfart Savings Bank 2012 WAF Award for Rigshospital extension 2013 RIBA EU Award for Frederiksberg Courthouse 2010 Denmark Updated, Essen, DE 2010 12.
Biennale Architettura, The Danish Pavilion, Venice, IT 2010 Mind Your Behaviour, Berlin, DE 2010 Mind Your Behaviour, DAC, Copenhagen, DK 2009-2010 It’s a Small World, Copenhagen, DK 2009 ShowHow, Copenhagen, DK 2009 Green Architecture for the Future, Humlebæk
Dragør is the main town and the seat of the municipal council of Dragør Municipality, which includes the village of Store Magleby. Dragør, on the southeastern coast of the island of Amager, is located only 12 km from central Copenhagen. Together with the neighbouring village of Store Magleby, it forms a separate urban area with a population of 11,941. Dragør has many well-preserved historical buildings; the old part of the town is a compact, picturesque maze of alleys with yellow-painted houses, red roofs, cobblestone streets built in the traditional Danish style. Many of these buildings are hundreds of years old. Dragør was a prosperous seafaring town in the latter half of the 19th century, its charming harbour front is still in use. Today Dragør is known, as the place. Dragør was founded in the 12th century, grew as a fishing port. In 1370, the Hanseatic League was granted some trade privileges in the town. Dragør continued to grow - as the home of one of the largest fishing fleets in the country and as a base for salting and processing fish.
The first part of the name, Drag-, refers to drawing boats ashore. The ending -ør is common in Scandinavian placenames and means a beach covered in sand or gravel; the area has a Dutch ancestry, still much in evidence. In the early 16th century, King Christian II invited a group of farmers from the Netherlands — at the time a more agriculturally advanced nation than Denmark — to settle in the area and produce food for the royal household. Twenty-four families arrived, they and their descendants settled in the village of Store Magleby. Tensions between the Dutch farmers of the inland and the Danish fishermen and sailors at the coast are still detectable now, with a certain rivalry between citizens of Store Magleby and Dragør; the Dutch peasants delivered vegetables to the Amagertorv market in Copenhagen. Among their many other achievements they were responsible for introducing the carrot to Denmark. Dutch and Low German were still spoken on Amager until the 19th century. Dragør was made an independent parish 1 April 1954, before that being a part of Store Magleby parish.
The Amager Museum, an open-air recreation of life in old rural Amager. Dragør Museum, a seafaring museum located at Dragør harbour; the Kastrupgaard Collection in nearby Kastrup. An art museum on the premises of an estate from the 18th century. Mølsted Museum, in the heart of old Dragør in the artist's studio, an art museum dedicated to the works of seascape painter Christian Mølsted. Dragør is the sister city of Alaska. Prior to its dissolution, Maersk Air had its headquarters in Dragør; when it existed, Sterling Airlines had its head office at Copenhagen Airport South in Dragør. Peter Mærsk Møller a Danish sea captain and progenitor of the Maersk business conglomerate, lived in Dragør from 1864 to 1884 Christian Mølsted a Danish artist who specialized in marine painting Arnold Peter Møller a Danish shipping magnate who founded A. P. Moller-Maersk Group in 1904 Henrik Wenzel a Danish engineer and head of SDU Life Cycle Engineering at University of Southern Denmark Anne Skare Nielsen a Danish futurist, lecturer and partner in Future Navigator.
Holstebro is the main town in Holstebro Municipality, Denmark. The town, bisected by Storåen, has a population of 36,199; the town arose at a ford by the creek, a bridge was erected. The name derives from holdested ved broen. Holstebro was first mentioned in a letter from Bishop Thyge of Ribe in 1274. A large fire in 1552 destroyed many of the town's old buildings; the town is a trading and cultural center in western Jutland. Industries include the manufacture of processed food and machinery, wood and furniture and chemicals. Holstebro has a large network of pedestrian walkways in the town centre either side of the River Storå; this area has a varied shopping environment, enhanced by outdoor sculptures and picturesque buildings, including the town church and the Town Hall. The first sculpture purchased by Holstebro Municipality was Alberto Giacometti's sculpture "Woman on the Cart" purchased in 1966. Holstebro has a rich and varied cultural life. Between 1997 and 2009 it hosted the internationally recognized ballet company Peter Schaufuss Ballet and the town still hosts the performance art theatre Odin Teatret.
Several museums, including the Holstebro Art Museum with its collection of Danish and international contemporary art, the Holstebro Museum can be found in the town. The town holds the Holstebro Festive Week, in late summer; the Holstebro Hall, rebuilt in 1966, houses a music theatre, the Holstebro Convention and Culture Center and provides space for theatre presentations, concerts and conventions. More than 100 cultural events occur here every year, the hall is visited by more than 100,000 people annually; the Jutland Dragoon Regiment, which can trace its history back to 1679 in the times of King Christian V, has made Holstebro its home since 1953. The regiment is Holstebro's largest place of work with more than 1,800 employees. Holstebro is served by Holstebro railway station, it is located on the Vejle-Holstebro and Esbjerg-Struer railway lines and offers direct InterCity services to Copenhagen and Struer and regional train services to Fredericia and Skjern. Team Tvis Holstebro were founded in 2000 and play handball, representing Holstelbro in the men's Danish Handball League and the Danish Women's Handball League.
The women's team has won the Women's European Handball Federation cup twice, in 2012–2013 and 2014–2015 and were runner's up in 2010–2011. The team's best placing in the domestic league was 2nd in 2012–13 and, as a result, they competed in the qualification rounds of the 2013–14 EHF Women's Champions League, the highest level competition in Europe; the men's handball team won the Danish Handball Cup in 2008 and have finished third in the domestic league three times, most in 2008. They achieved third place in the men's 2012–13 EHF Cup. Both teams play at Gråkjær Arena, a 3,250 capacity hall which can be used for concerts; the arena is located to the north of the town centre. Holstebro Idrætspark, located to the north-east of the town centre, is a multi-use sports complex. A stadium on the site is home to Holstebro BK, the town's football club who play in the 4th tier of Danish football, the Denmark Series; the site features playing fields, beach volleyball courts and a sports hall. A tennis centre, including an indoor hall and seven outdoor courts, adjoins the site and is the home of Holstebo Tennis Club.
Holstebro RK play rugby union in the town. Canoeing and kayaking on the nearly 100 km long Storåen is popular during the summer and early autumn, it is allowed between 31 October. A Danish national Scouting Jamboree took place near Holstebro in July 2012. Over 37,000 Scouts and Guides attended the event. Karl Jensen a Danish painter of landscapes of northern Zealand Helge Nissen a Danish operatic bass-baritone and film actor Knud Agger a self-taught Danish painter and existentialist Charles Christian Lauritsen a Danish-born American physicist Cathrine Fabricius Hansen a Danish-born Norwegian Germanist Henning Stærk a Danish singer and musical-performer Søren Gade a Danish politician, Minister of Defence from 2004 to 2010 Charlotte Sahl-Madsen is a Danish politician and businesswoman Claus Bundgård Christensen a Danish historian and prof. at Roskilde University Jens Rohde a Danish politician and Member of the European Parliament Anne Fortier a Danish / Canadian writer, lives in Quebec Peter Heine Nielsen a Danish chess grandmaster, five-time Danish Chess Champion.
Iben Dorner a Danish actress and voice artist Elias Ehlers a Danish stand-up comedian Søren Bjerg A pro gamer, Known for his midlane role in League of legends. Anton Andersen a Danish sports shooter, competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics Bo Hansen a Danish former football player, 237 pro appearances Jesper Damgaard a retired Danish professional ice hockey player Claus Bech Jørgensen a Danish-born Faroese former international footballer, over 340 pro appearances, now a youth team coach at Tamworth F. C. Morten Skoubo a retired Danish professional footballer, made over 300 pro appearances Simon Lynge a singer-songwriter who grew up in Qaqortoq, Greenland Jeppe Huldahl a professional golfer who plays on the European Tour Holstebro is a founding member of the Douzelage, a unique town twinning association of towns across
Dame Adeline Genée DBE was a Danish/British ballet dancer. Anina Kirstina Margarete Petra Jensen was born in Hinnerup north of Denmark, her uncle, Alexandre Genée, gave her dancing lessons from the age of three. When she was eight and his wife, the former Antonia Zimmerman, adopted her; as well as changing her last name to Genée, she changed her first name to Adeline in honour of the Italian opera star Adelina Patti. Genée's debut was with her uncle's touring company at the age of ten in Oslo. In 1895, she became the principal dancer of the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen. Subsequently, in 1896, she danced with the Munich Opera Ballet. In 1897, she accepted a booking for six weeks to appear in Monte Cristo at the Empire Theatre of Varieties in London, she was so admired for her classical style in that ballet, that she was offered the position of prima ballerina at the Empire, stayed there for ten years. The Empire's ballets were choreographed by Katti Lanner, but Genée supplied much of her own choreography, in conjunction with her uncle Alexandre.
Her further successes there included The Press, Les Papillons, High Jinks and the British premiere of Coppélia. The Edwardian period represents the lowest point in the history of English ballet, it consisted of short dances in variety programs. Genée did much to raise the status of ballet by reviving earlier productions and creating an audience for more elaborate works, she in more severe classical roles. Slender and elegant, she was described as like "Dresden china". In one respect she was backward-looking, preferring a style of costume that belonged to the 1830s. From April 1905, Genée danced in 400 performances of the musical play The Little Michus at Daly's Theatre. In November 1907, Genée sailed to the USA to perform in The Soul Kiss at the New York Theatre; the producer, Florenz Ziegfeld, described her on the posters as "The World's Greatest Dancer." In the United States at that time, many people were unfamiliar with ballet, so a ballet performance needed to be presented as part of a musical spectacular.
For several years, Genée alternated between a season in London and one in America, although after her marriage to Frank S. N. Isitt in 1910 she reduced the frequency of her appearances. Sergei Diaghilev saw her dance and offered her a contract, but she refused it; when she returned to America in 1908 she toured with The Soul Kiss. In subsequent American tours, she danced in The Silver Star, The Bachelor Belles, Roses and Butterflies. In the latter she was partnered by Alexis Kosloff, who presented her with a silver trophy, inscribed "To the World's Greatest Dancer". On 3 December 1912 she made her debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera, with a program of divertissements which included La Camargo, which had premiered earlier in 1912 at the London Coliseum. In it she recreated the dancing of the great ballerina Marie Camargo. On 17 December 1912, the Met saw the premiere of La danse, subtitled "An Authentic Record by Adeline Genée of Dancing and Dancers between the Years 1710 and 1845", its seven tableaux portrayed past ballerinas from Françoise Prévost to Marie Taglioni.
La Camargo and La danse were original ballets by Genée, created in collaboration with the composer Dora Bright and the designer C. Wilhelm, she took these on her subsequent tours of America and New Zealand, as well as The Dryad, an earlier collaboration with Bright, a success at the Empire in 1908. On 21 June 1913, she returned as Swanilda in Coppélia, this time in Melbourne. On 6 August 1913, Genée danced in Sydney. In 1916, she went on a sixteen-week tour of Australia with J. C. Williamson's company; the Australian navy wildly cheered her dancing a hornpipe in a benefit show billed as "Navy Night". On returning to London, she gave her last major performance in April 1916 at the Coliseum in The Pretty Prentice. Thereafter, she commemorations. In 1923, Genée was awarded the Ingenio et Arti medal by the King of Denmark, her last performance was on 15 March 1933, for the early television service of the BBC. Partnered by Anton Dolin, she danced in The Love Song; this was an original ballet, created for an earlier, special appearance at the London Coliseum, with period dance music composed by Bright.
It was broadcast to London via the Baird process. Genée became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1950, she gave her name to the Adeline Genee Theatre in East Grinstead and the Genée studio in the Royal Academy of Dance, London. In 1920, Genée collaborated with Philip Richardson of the Dancing Time magazine, with the aim of improving the standard of dance and the teaching of dance in the United Kingdom; this led Richardson to organise a meeting of eminent dance professionals at the former Trocadero Restaurant in Piccadilly, with Genée as one of the special guests representing what were, at the time, recognised as the leading methods of Classical Ballet training. Phyllis Bedells – English Method Lucia Cormani – Italian Method Edouard Espinosa – French Method Adeline Genée – Bournonville Method, Denmark Tamara Karsavina – Imperial Method, RussiaThis meeting led to the formation of the Association of Teachers of Operatic Dancing of Great Britain, founded in December 1920; the Association grew with Queen Mary consenting to become its Patron.
A Royal Charter was granted by King George V in 193
Herning is a Danish city in Region Midtjylland, on the Jutland peninsula. It is the administrative seat of Herning Municipality. Herning has a population of 49,229 including the suburbs of Tjørring, Lind, Birk and Gjellerup, making Herning the 11th most populous urban area in Denmark. Herning was established at the beginning of the 1790s, during the period of heath reclamation, as a commercial centre providing goods and services to the farmers in the area. A textile industry developed in and around the town; this industry was once Herning's principal economic activity. Today, the town has a more diversified industrial base. Herning became a market town in 1913. Herning has twice been awarded the title of Danish City of the Year. There are many small textile businesses in and around Herning. Herning is home to Messecenter Herning, the largest exhibition centre in Scandinavia, which hosts many trade fairs. Carl-Henning Pedersen and Else Alfelt's Museum of Art is located in the city; the city is the site of three buildings designed by the architect Jørn Utzon.
One is publicly owned and two are owned. The town is home to sculptor Ingvar Cronhammar's monumental work Elia; the sculpture is located near the Herning Art Museum. The old Herningsholm Estate in Herning is open to the public for touring. Classensborg Estate, now called Skarrildhus, is located 25 km south of the town, but is closed to the public because it is a private hotel and educational facility; the grounds, can be toured and are known for their beautiful rhododendron displays during the spring. The Herning Museum displays a history of Herning, as well as the development of moorland agriculture and ancient textile production; the museum operates traveling educational exhibits. Herning Blue Fox is a Danish professional ice hockey team playing in the top Danish ice hockey league, the Oddset Ligaen. Having won 16 championships and 29 medals in all, Herning Blue Fox has accumulated the greatest number of victories in the history of professional ice hockey in Denmark. FC Midtjylland is a football team playing in the Danish Superliga.
It is a merger of Herning Fremad and Ikast FS and won the national championship of Denmark for the first time in 2015 having twice been the runner up. FC Midtjylland play their home matches at MCH Arena, situated next to the largest sports and concert venue in Denmark, Jyske Bank Boxen. Herning is a centre of Danish cycling; the GP Herning is a professional bicycle race held annually in Herning. The 2012 Giro d'Italia started in Herning. Bjarne Riis, as of 2011 the only Dane to win the Tour de France, was born in Herning. Fourteen years after his win, Riis admitted using illegal performance-enhancing drugs for the competition; the final of the 2019 World Men's Handball Championship will be played in Jyske Bank Boxen. Herning is the hub for both rail transport in central Jutland; the rail lines crossing the peninsula intersect at Herning with connections to Vejle, Århus and Holstebro. There are several daily trains to Copenhagen. Herning lies at the intersection of three major roads: route 18, that traverses the Jutland Peninsula from southeast to northwest.
Herning is served by Karup Airport situated 25 km to the northeast of the city. There are several flights a day connecting it to Copenhagen Airport. Anton Marius Jenssen a Norwegian merchant and politician. Professor Gudmund Hatt a Danish archaeologist and cultural geographer Captain Richard Gustav Borgelin company commander of the Danish-Baltic Auxiliary Corps Børge Møller Grimstrup a Danish film actor Niels Holst-Sørensen former Danish athlete, air force officer and commander-in-chief of the Royal Danish Air Force Eva Sørensen a Danish sculptor and ceramist of granite and marble works Lars Larsen a Danish businessman and founder of Jysk Helge Sander a national Danish politician and Mayor of Herning Kristine Jensen a Danish architect who has specialized in landscape architecture Claus Pilgaard is a Danish musician and entertainer Søren Pind a Danish lawyer and Venstre politician Ellen Trane Nørby a Danish Venstre politician, Minister of Health Rasmus Ankersen author, chairman at FC Midtjylland and a Director of Football at Brentford F.
C. Otto Jensen a Danish cyclist, competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics Kristen Nygaard a Danish former footballer player, scored 11 goals in 36 games for the Denmark national football team Bjarne Riis a Danish former professional road bicycle racer Claus Elming a former Danish American football player, TV host on TV 2 Sport Jens Risager a Danish former professional footballer, played 222 games with Brøndby IF Mogens Christiansen a former Danish cricketer Michael Blaudzun a Danish former professional road bicycle racer Kenneth Jonassen a badminton player Jesper Nøddesbo handball player for FC Barcelona and Denmark Håkan Nyblom a retired Greco-Roman wrestler Anders Nyblom an amateur Danish Greco-Roman wrestler Martin Mortensen a Danish racing cyclist Frans Nielsen hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings, the first Danish NHL player Michael Pedersen a Danish cricketer