Tivoli building new ballet and majorette school

Construction is expected to begin in 2015

Tivoli amusement park in Copenhagen has unveiled plans to construct a new school for its ballet and majorette programs.

The school will combine the two programs in a new 130-million kroner and 4,500 square meter building dubbed Tivoli Huset (Tivoli House). The AP Møller and Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fund donated 50 million kroner to the project.

“Thanks to a very generous donation, the AP Møller Fund has once again shown that it plays an important role in the development of Denmark’s youth,” Lars Liebst, the managing director of Tivoli, said in a press release.

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A pillar of talent
Over the past 170 years, Tivoli has educated young music talents in its majorette school Tivoli-Garden and in 2012 it established its ballet school, Tivoli Balletskole, which willtrain 600 ballet pupils when the building has been completed.

The two programs will be joined up in the new building, which will be located in Tietgensgade next to Tivoli Concert Hall.

“The Tivoli House will become a hub of music and ballet, where top professional teachers, practicing ballet dancers and musicians will meet, be inspired and help improve Denmark’s many young creative talents,” Liebst said.

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Vertigo top in Europe
Tivoli still requires the approval of the City Council before construction can begin, which is expected sometime in 2015.

Tivoli House has been designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners architect firm from New York, the firm behind the John F Kennedy Library in Boston, the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong and the Pyramid expansion of the Louvre Museum in Paris.

In related news, Tivoli’s amusement ride Vertigo was named the best ride in Europe by the industry-revered magazine The Kirmes & Park Revue. Check it out below.