Dance, dance, dance, otherwise we are lost.
— Pina Bausch


"In my eyes, dance and sports cars have a lot in common." Years of practice have given multi-award-winning ballet dancer Friedemann Vogel the perfect body, allowing each muscle to serve art, expression and emotion. At Porsche, we call it "form follows function". And for the last 10 of those years, he's been driving a Porsche.

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Friedemann Vogel for the 41st edition of Encens Magazine Styled by Encens Editor: Samuel Drira Photos by: Francesco Brigida Video by: Etienne Larragueta Friedemann represented by Global Arts Link

Celebrated ballet dancer Friedemann Vogel shows off his moves in the season's finest coats. 

Monsieur Dior himself cultivated a lifelong passion for dance and also designed costumes for the Ballet at the Paris Opera. Today, Maria Grazia Chiuri follows in his footsteps by creating costumes for 'Nuit Blanche', an homage to the musician and composer Philip Glass.
Take a new look at Dior's savoir-faire in an exceptional project, for which Maria Grazia Chiuri collaborated with the star dancer and ballet director Eleonora Abbagnato. Together, they designed costumes for 'Nuit Blanche', one of three ballets in homage to the composer and musician Philip Glass, to be staged at the Opera in Rome from March 29th to April 2nd.
Feel the emotion of the ballet 'Nuit Blanche', from behind-the-scenes to the closing performance at the Opera House in Rome. A voyage of discovery, from the savoir-faire that goes into creating the hand-painted flowers on Maria Grazia Chiuri's creations, to choreography by Sébastien Bertaud and performances by Eleonora Abbagnato and Friedemann Vogel.

A look back of Friedemann Vogel's 2017 Dance & Fashion collaborations with Vogue Russia, Vogue Germany, Crash Magazine, and Fashion for Men Magazine. Photos by: Matthew Brooks, Ann Ray, Alexandra Catiere, and Milan Vukmirovic
Friedemann Vogel collaborating with fashion designer, Yohji Yamamoto

Friedemann Vogel on TV ... in JAPAN, ITALY & FRANCE 

Friedemann Vogel interviewed as a guest on Japanese TV NHK's "Gogo Nama"
Friedemann Vogel and Eleonora Abbagnato in Kenneth MacMillan's Manon
Friedemann Vogel speaking on Télématin about his performance in the lead role "Johan" in Roland Petit's "La Chauve-Souris" with Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Kenneth MacMillan’s MAYERLING

Mayerling Ballet by Sir Kenneth MacMillan New production by Jürgen Rose as of September 28th, 2019 More information via

Béjart's BOLÉRO

World Renowned Ballet Star, Friedemann Vogel, performing Maurice Béjart's Boléro with the Stuttgart Ballet

Friedemann Vogel performing Maurice Béjart's Boléro with the Municipal de Santiago

Friedemann Vogel in an excerpt from Maurice Béjart's Bolero

Friedemann Vogel after his performance of Maurice Béjart's Bolero with the Stuttgart Ballet.

Amazing Friedemann Vogel captured in the creating process of Guillaume Cote 'Cadavre Exquis'. Filmed by Damiano Pettenella & Roman Novitzky

Friedemann Vogel by Santi Talledo
Solo Goecke danced by Friedemann Vogel Principal dancer Stuttgart Ballet
Friedemann Vogel in an excerpt from William Forsythe's "In the Middle Somewhat Elevated"
Manon - Rome opera House
Kamliendame, Friedemann Vogel, Maria Eichwald, Pas de deux , Neumaier, Stuttgarter Ballett
The swamp pas de deux from the end of Manon. Friedemann Vogel and Daria Klimentova. Like me on Facebook!
Friedemann Vogel in an excerpt from Itzik Galili's Mono Lisa with Alicia Amatriain
Aurelie Dupont Friedemann Vogel in Creatures by Patrick de Bana
Friedemann Vogel discussing John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet as a part of the SWR documentary "Stuttgart Ballet Miracle". Friedemann: "Romeo is just pure passion. It's just very satisfying to dance this... with the music and the choreography by Cranko, it's just fantastic, a dream. The energy, the musicality, the steps, how everything is put together...
Friedemann Vogel discussing the iconic role in John Cranko's Ballet, Onegin. Translation Narrator: Just one hour until the performance. A renewal actually, except for Friedemann Vogel, for him it's a premiere tonight. For the first time he is going to dance the main part of Onegin at his home theatre.
World renowned ballet star and Principal Dancer of Stuttgart Ballet Friedemann Vogel was invited to launch the 10th anniversary celebrations of The Arts Arena in Paris in January 2017. Here are excerpts of his conversation with The Arts Arena's Artistic Director Margery Arent Safir and French dance critic Philippe Noisette.
To launch its 10th anniversary celebrations in Paris, The Arts Arena invited world renowned ballet star and principal dancer of Stuttgart Ballet Friedemann Vogel to join its Artistic Director Margery Arent Safir and French dance critic Philippe Noisette in conversation, ahead of his performance of Roland Petit's "La Chauve Souris" at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in January 2017.

Janis Claxton's POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) 

Janis Claxton Dance presents POP-Duets (fragments of love) A series of 5-minute, multi-site-specific contemporary dance duets designed for a wide range of public spaces. Presented at The National Museum of Scotland as part of the 2016 Made in Scotland Showcase for Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Choreographer: Janis Claxton / Composer (Music & Lyrics): Pippa Murphy / Vocals: Kathryn Joseph Dancers: Adrienne O’Leary, Carlos Martinez, Christina Liddell, James Southward Dramaturg: Clive Andrews/ Costume Designer: Matthias Strahm / Producer: Mike Griffiths Supported by: Creative Scotland, Made in Scotland, Merchant City Festival, Creative Edinburgh, Dance Base, Dance House, Edinburgh Festival Theatres, Fife Cultural Trust and National Museum of Scotland.

TOGETHER ALONE by Chen-Wei Lee & Zoltan Vakulya

If music be the food of love, play on.
— Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare

sarod maestro SOUMIK DATTA

A short film following #TheKingofGhosts project which Soumik Datta took to Festival de Fès des musiques sacrées du monde earlier this year - produced by Edỉth Nicol and Denis Teste from Echo Collective.
King of Ghosts - a film concert: Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray's cult and off-beat film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne plays on a large screen with a reimagined live cinematic score (King of Ghosts) that features the haunting sounds of Soumik's sarod, Cormac Byrne's Irish folk rhythms and a string sextet from the City of London Sinfonia.
'5 Stars': The Scotsman Commissioned by Edinburgh Mela, King of Ghosts is a re-scoring of oscar award winning director Satyajit Ray's masterpiece 'Goopy Gayne Bagha Byne'. Composed by Soumik Datta and Johannes Berauer, the project also features master drummer Cormac Byrne.
A true meeting of East and West, combining vintage film and contemporary music. The 1969 Indian arthouse film Goopy Gayen Bagha Bayen, by Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray, is set to a new live soundtrack. Soumik Datta on the sarod is joined by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Resident at Southbank Centre, for this London premiere.
Soumik Datta is a British Indian composer and virtuoso Sarod player - 19 stringed fretless instrument. Dubbed 'British Sarod Maestro' (Time Out), Soumik has composed and released six albums through his own label. He first made his mark with his debut record 'Fretless' which showcased him as 'a magnificent Indian classical Sarod player with a rare melodic awareness', The Times of India.
Woojae Park is joined by two of the other creative voices that joined him in Fractus V. Japanese drummer Shogo Yoshii was a member of the legendary taiko ensemble Kodo, and has toured with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for many years.
Charismatic and unexpected, this duo weave Indian classical, Folk pop, Indie, Drum n Bass and electronica in a powerful set of original songs that celebrates the diaspora of multicultural Britain. The song in the trailer is "The Return" which also features Bernhard Schimpelsberger on drums and percussion.
TUNING 2 YOU - LOST MUSICIANS OF INDIA 15 years on, London based musician, Soumik Datta returns to his homeland in search of a music that can make him feel again. Far from the world he knows, pushed beyond the extreme, Soumik's journey leads him deep into the heart of rural India where he is brought face to face with rituals, superstitions and intoxicating music.

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts...
— As You Like It, William Shakespeare

Wot? No Fish!! by bread & circuses 

13-18 January Seymour Centre For more than 50 years, shoemaker Ab Solomons drew a picture on the weekly wage packet he gave to his wife, Celie. Years later Danny Braverman discovered the lost art of his great-uncle Ab on more than 3000 wage packets in a shoebox - unleashing a family's secrets and truths.
Directed by Jim Carey for Inventive Audio ( In 1926, a man called Ab Solomons drew a cartoon for his new wife on the back of the wage packet he handed over at the end of their first week together. And so began a ritual which would continue every week for the next 56 years.

FROGMAN by curious directive 

Trailer for 2017 UK TOUR of FROGMAN

A Woman in Waiting by Yaël Farber feat. Thembi Mtshali-Jones

Acclaimed South African actress and playwright (among other skills) Thembi Mtshali-Jones and director Yaël Farber, collaborated to create a play that captures the struggles women faced during the apartheid era, through Mtshali-Jones's biography. Mtshali-Jones takes us through her life and how as a child,she waited to see her mother once a year for Christmas.

A Celebration of Harold Pinter by John Malkovich feat. Julian Sands

Renowned British film, stage and television star Julian Sands appears in a unique, rich and humorous solo tour-de-force, A Celebration of Harold Pinter directed by John Malkovich. The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts presents this show on Friday, November 4 at 8 pm in the Concert Hall.
PURGE – created and performed by Brian Lobel Brian Lobel is the creator and victim of the world’s most brutal game of friendship maintenance. Last year, over 4 days of performance in public cafes, Brian talked about each of his 1342 facebook friends for 1 minute, after which time, a jury of strangers voting on whether to keep or delete. The deleting was real, the pace maniacal, the decisions final. PURGE recounts this life-altering experiment in a fast-paced, interactive and reflective lecture performance exploring where electronic friendship ends and real friendship begins, and if this is even a relevant distinction anymore. PURGE has been performed in the London, Brighton, Manchester, Cambridge, Edinburgh, NYC, Paris, Brussels, Ghent, Kuala Lumpur, Cape Town, Santarcangelo, Tromso, Bern and beyond. "Probing the basis of why we choose people to befriend and why they want to be our friends is fascinating, and Lobel poses this idea with so much charm that you might feel that you want him to be your friend. Or do you?" The Latest, Brighton (4.5 stars)

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Founder and Artistic Director Margery Arent Safir takes us through the highlights of The Arts Arena since setting it up in Paris in 2007, at the inaugural celebration event of its 10th anniversary: "An Evening with Principal Dancer Friedemann Vogel" in January 2017.
A brief history of the creation and growth of the Arts Arena in Paris.

Memory... the diary that we all carry about with us.
— Oscar Wilde
John Malkovich giving his message at UNESCO on the 22nd of March, on the occasion of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of World Theatre Day. The event was organized by the International Theatre Institute (ITI).
World Theatre Day 2012 - Cocktail Reception at UNESCO Paris, 22 March organized by ITI Paris
International Dance Day 2012, Cocktail Reception at UNESCO, Paris on 25 April © Felix Reinhard, Motion Pictures, ITI worldwide 2012
International Dance Day 2012, celebration at UNESCO with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (c) ITI, Production: Olivier Offschir,
Message of the 30th Anniversary of International Dance Day, 29 April 2012, by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Organized by International Theatre Institute, (c) Eastman, Sadler's Wells, Lardux Films 2012 For more information on International Dance Day:

sigur ros valtari film experiment - a collection of 16 short films made for the valtari album. Music video by Sigur Rós performing Valtari, directed by Christian Larson feat. choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and performed by James O'Hara and Nicola Leahey

For video excerpt of choreographies and infomation about the Cloud Gate, please visit: © International Theatre Institute ITI 2013

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Woodkid " I Will Fall For You " Directed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Yoann Lemoine Choreography Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Music " Land of All " by Woodkid Performed by Drew Jacoby & Matt Foley Assistant Choreographers: Jason Kittelberger @ Acacia Schachte Produced by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Eastman, Ballet Vlaanderen, Iconoclast Director of Photography: Nicolas Loir

A return to Sadler's Wells for this exquisite evening of dance starring Akram Khan and Sylvie Guillem. Read more: Twitter: Facebook: Blog: Instagram:
zero degrees is a remarkable collaboration between four of today's most respected artists. Moroccan-Flemish SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI is well known for his work with Les Ballets C. de la B. while AKRAM KHAN is world renowned for developing his own 'contemporary Kathak' style, winning numerous awards.
A global music and dance tribute to bring people together in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring the world's top performing artists: Usher, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Common, La Santa Cecilia, Joan Armatrading, Seattle Symphony, LA Opera, Skillet, Ahmir, English National Ballet, Compagnie Käfig, L.A.