Pianist and composer, Søren Bebe, has worked with dancer and teacher, Allan Nielsen, for several years. It has been a great mutual desire to put together this CD. The music on these CD’s can be used for all class levels.
Søren Bebe is one of the leading pianists and composers on the Danish scene of jazz and contemporary music. Born in Odense, Denmark, on December 5th, 1975, Søren Bebe took his first piano lesson at age 8 · In 2004 he graduated from the Royal Danish Conservatory in Aarhus with an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Music · Søren Bebe has released several jazz records as a leader and even more as a sideman · As a composer Søren has written mostly for his own groups but he has also commissioned work for the Danish theatre “Team Teatret” as well as a large piece for the National Gallery of Denmark · In 2012 Søren Bebe received a working grant from the Danish Arts Council · As a freelance accompanist for dance Søren works among other places at the Royal Danish Ballet, Danish Dance Theatre, The Danish National School of Performing Arts, Dansehallerne and The Pantomime Theatre in Tivoli.
Allan Nielsen was educated at the Royal Danish Ballet School in Copenhagen, Denmark, but he has also trained at John Neumeiers Ballet School of the Hamburg Ballet in Germany · Allan was employed as a principal dancer in Tivoli at the Pantomime Theatre from 1984 to 2003 · At present Allan is pursuing a career as a character dancer/artist at the Pantomime Theatre in Tivoli working with the art of the Danish Commedia dell’arte · At the same time he is dedicated to his work as a classical ballet teacher · He teaches regularly at The Danish National School of Performing Arts, Dansehallerne, The Pantomime Theatre in Tivoli and at The Danish Musical Academy · He has also been employed for three years at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and for four years at the Royal Danish Theatre Ballet School as a teacher in classical ballet · Allan is the co-owner of Christianshavns Ballet School, where he enjoys introducing children to the world of ballet · Allan is fond of teaching all levels of ballet; regardless whether he is teaching children or pensioners, amateurs or professionals. Allan seeks to give his pupils a sense of organic flow that allows everyone to experience dance as a union of music and movement.