One of Denmark’s leading international ballet figures and choreographers
Flemming Flindt has died in Sarasota, Florida following a short illness. He
Flindt was educated at Copenhagen’s Royal Ballet School and was appointed a
solo dancer at the age of 21. He then went on to begin an international
dancing career with the Paris Opera Ballet and the London Festival Ballet,
returning to head the Danish Royal Ballet from 1966 to 1978.
In 1981 he went on to become the artistic director of the Dallas Ballet until
Among his many productions, one that caused much sensation was his 1972
Triumph of Death, a ballet in which the cast danced naked to modern music by
the Savage Rose group.
Flindt is to be buried in Denmark on an as yet unspecified date.