Ahead of his 6th participation in the 15th World Ballet Festival, Friedemann Vogel gets interviewed as special guest on NHK's TV programme "Gogo Nama" and speaks about the challenges of dancing difficult roles, the joys of participating in this triennial festival, and what he loves about Japan.
Special thanks to Hermès for dressing Friedemann.
Ballet Couture which brings together two creative universes: ballet and couture, will feature photos of the world renowned ballet star Friedemann Vogel taken by Youn Sik Kim and by Matthew Brookes for Vogue Russia. With a diverse selection of exceptional photographs, this exhibition not only presents the world of the greatest ballet dancers and their costumes, but will also reveal collaborations between fashion designers and choreographers with the photographic and aesthetic perspective of artists across generations. Curated by Frédéric Fontan, Ballet Couture will run from 15 March to 4 May at the Alfalibra Gallery, at 324 rue Saint-Martin 75003 Paris.
One of today's brightest lights, the 38-year old ballet phenomenon is considered "the next Nureyev", not least for his preternatural ability to channel pure emotion through his art..." But although the principal of the Stuttgart Ballet has garnered multiple awards and wowed audiences from Santiago de Chile to Tokyo by way of Rome, Vienna and St Petersburg (to name just a few), in person he is surprisingly down-to-earth."
Friedemann Vogel in the special cinema edition of Crash Magazine, shot in Théâtre des Champs Elysées
"At thirty-seven years old, Friedemann Vogel is without doubt, the top dancer of his generation... Vogel has one foot prodigiously perched in his native city and ballet, the other prancing across the world's stages. Bolshoi, Marinsky, Hong Kong Ballet, Rome Opera, the National Ballet of China: theatres worldwide fight to host this extraordinary dancer, a stunning combination of powerful lyricism and feline elegance."
Friedemann Vogel & Oscar-winning director Volker Schlöndorff In Conversation in Vogue Germany
"The main part of our work as a dancer are the rehearsals. Eight hours a day: in the morning one and a half hour of class, and later the work on different choreographies. The performance is a gift." Friedemann Vogel on life as a dancer
"Many of the world’s best ballerinas would like to dance with him: Diana Vishneva, Polina Semionova, Svetlana Zakharova, Alina Cojocaru, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Aurélie Dupont. Vogel is not just a beautiful partner, he’s also reliable and attentive, and he’ll never pull all the focus to himself."