Friedemann Vogel’s next performance will be in the Stuttgart Ballet premiere of Jiří Kylián’s One of a Kind on 22nd February, timed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the choreographer’s arrival in Stuttgart. This will be the third production of Kylián’s which Friedemann is dancing, having previously performed Bella Figura and Forgotten Land.
For the special duets evening of the highly anticipated Sanremo Music Festival on 8 February, Friedemann Vogel generated much buzz in the Italian press with his pas de deux with Eleonora Abbagnato choreographed by Giorgio Mancini, for the performance of “Aspetto che torni” by festival favourite Francesco Renga and Bungaro.
“Friedemann Vogel is the only German ballet dancer of international standing.
Ballet fans as well as fashion photographers love him for his charisma and his defined body. Who’s the man behind the poster boy?”
English translation available now, courtesy of Carla Böhm
The inaugural edition of URBAN ART SINGAPORE comes to Paris this February. From 1 to 17 Feb, come discover Singapore’s urban cultural scene, including street art, music, dance, architecture, design and films. Open daily from 11h to 20h at the Showroom République Valmy. Admission is free!
Urban Art Singapore is organised by Urban Art Fair, and supported by the Singapore Embassy in France, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, the National Arts Council of Singapore, and Singapore Tourism Board.
See http://urbanartfair.com/urban-art-singapore/ for more info!
40 years after its creation, John Neumeier’s romantic masterpiece The Lady of the Camellias returns to the Stuttgart Ballet for a much-anticipated revival with Friedemann Vogel reprising the role of Armand Duval to Alicia Amatriain’s Marguerite Gautier for the opening night performance on 16th January with more dates to follow. See friedemannvogel.com for more details.
For the first time, ballet fans will be able to enjoy John Cranko's Onegin on TV on 30 & 31 December. If you missed the cinema screening, here is your chance to catch the superlative Friedemann Vogel as ”the most elegant and elegiac Onegin of all time" (Suedwest Presse) in this stunning Stuttgart Ballet production on ARTE. Onegin is also available for purchase on Blu-Ray and DVD from Amazon.
“You will be completely absorbed in what happens when Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time... And who better to tell the story of Romeo and Juliet than Friedemann Vogel and Alicia Amatriain” Stuttgarter-Nachrichten
The Stuttgart Ballet étoiles will reprise their critically acclaimed roles as the world’s most famous star-crossed lovers in John Cranko’s production this week, on 6, 8 & 9 December at the Stuttgart Ballet.
“The most elegant and elegiac Onegin of all time”
Suedwest Press on Friedemann Vogel’s performance of this iconic role in John Cranko’s masterpiece
The long awaited Blu-Ray/DVD of Stuttgart Ballet’s Onegin, featuring the critically acclaimed performance of its resident star Friedemann Vogel in the eponymous role is finally out now, a year after the production was filmed on the occasion of its 50th anniversary in 2018. Available for purchase from Amazon.
"Together Alone" by Chen-Wei Lee & Vakulya Zoltán featured in the opening festival of Weiwuying Performing Arts Center in Kaohsiung
Together Alone: A solo in dancing together co-choreographed and performed by real-life couple Chen-Wei Lee and Vakulya Zoltán will be presented on 11 November in the Taiwan Dance Platform programme, as part of the opening festival of Weiwuying Performing Arts Center in Kaohisung, Taiwan: “the biggest arts venue on earth” (The Guardian)
See link for more info.
New video on Nikkei Style of Friedemann Vogel in interview ahead of Stuttgart Ballet's tour to Japan
Stuttgart Ballet tours to Japan for the first time in three years in November with Onegin and Swan Lake. New Artistic Director Tamas Dietrich, and principal dancers Friedemann Vogel & Alicia Amatriain speak about the joy and challenges of performing John Cranko’s choreography in this video interview, with excerpts from the two ballet classics.
“For men in Stuttgart, ‘Onegin’ is a sacred work.” Friedemann Vogel
World Ballet Star Friedemann Vogel back on stage at Stuttgart Ballet for the season opening performance “Shades of White” on Saturday 13th October. The triple-bill includes Concert for Flute and Harp choreographed by John Cranko, The Kingdom of the Shades (from La Bayadère) choreographed by Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa, and Symphony in C choreographed by George Balanchine. More performances to follow over the next weeks in October.
Brian Lobel brings Purge to Luxembourg for one performance only on 5th October
Part game show, part love story, part lecture exploring modern friendships.
In a more innocent time, before Cambridge Analytica, before "friend" became synonymous with "follower" and followers were cult members... a wide-eyed Brian Lobel infuriated his 1342 Facebook Friends with The Purge. Over four days of performance in public cafés, Brian talked about each Facebook friend for one minute, after which time a jury of strangers decided whether he should "keep" or "delete" them. The deleting was real, the pace maniacal and the decisions final.
Drawing from 50 hours of performance and 800 emails from angry, amused and intrigued friends, Purge, the lecture performance, explores our ongoing, ever-changing and love-hate relationship with social media.
“Alicia Amatriain excels as Tatjana, alongside her Friedemann Vogel as ‘the most elegant, elegiac Onegin of all time’ (Suedwest Presse) “
For the first time ever, Onegin will be seen on the silver screen, on Sunday 23 September in cinemas around Germany. This performance by Stuttgart Ballet was filmed last year for the 50th anniversary of this ballet masterpiece by John Cranko.
For one night only, Stuttgart Ballet principal dancers Friedemann Vogel and Elisa Badenes will perform in the International Ballet Gala in Valencia on 22 September at the Palau de les Arts, where the entire box office proceeds from this charity event will be donated to the Spanish Association Against Cancer. Friedemann and Elicia will be performing “Legende” and the balcony pas de deux from “Romeo & Juliet” both by John Cranko.
Photos of Friedemann and Elisa rehearsing “Legende” by Roman Novitsky
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Janis Claxton - recent recipient of the prestigious Herald Archangel Award - who died at age 53 from lung cancer on 7th September 2018.