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Friedemann Vogel to perform in Stuttgart Ballet's premiere of Jiří Kylián's "One of a Kind"

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.

Friedemann Vogel and Agnes Su ©Stuttgart Ballet

Friedemann Vogel and Agnes Su ©Stuttgart Ballet

Friedemann Vogel at the 2019 Festival di Sanremo

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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 & Eleonora Abbagnato

Friedemann Vogel & Eleonora Abbagnato

Nella quarta serata del Festival di Sanremo 2019 dedicata ai duetti, sul palco dell'Ariston Francesco Renga ripropone il brano in gara "Aspetto che torni" al fianco di Bungaro ed Eleonora Abbagnato. Ad accompagnarli l'eleganza e la raffinatezza del ballerino tedesco Friedemann Vogel. TUTTI I VIDEO E LE PUNTATE https://www.raiplay.it/programmi/festivaldisanremo/?wt_mc=2.google.yt.rai_festivaldisanremo.&wt

URBAN ART SINGAPORE comes to Paris 1 to 17 Feb

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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!

Friedemann Vogel in the Stuttgart Ballet revival of "The Lady of the Camellias"

Friedemann Vogel as Armand Duval and Alicia Amatriain as Marguerite Gautier. Photo © Stuttgart Ballet

Friedemann Vogel as Armand Duval and Alicia Amatriain as Marguerite Gautier. Photo © Stuttgart Ballet

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.

Friedemann Vogel on ARTE TV in Onegin

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

With his full-length ballet Onegin, John Cranko secured his place in the pantheon of great 20th century choreographers. Based on Alexander Pushkin's dramatic verse novel „Eugen Onegin", he tells the story of the arrogant and world weary aristocrat Onegin who rejects the love of the naïve country girl Tatiana only to realize - upon meeting her again years later - that in her he threw away the only woman who ever truly loved him.

Friedemann Vogel reprising his celebrated role of Romeo in Stuttgart

“One senses that the two are Romeo and Juliet with every fibre of their body.”

“One senses that the two are Romeo and Juliet with every fibre of their body.”

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“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.

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...
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Onegin featuring Friedemann Vogel out now in Blu-Ray & DVD

“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

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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.

With his full-length ballet Onegin, John Cranko secured his place in the pantheon of great 20th century choreographers. Based on Alexander Pushkin's dramatic verse novel „Eugen Onegin", he tells the story of the arrogant and world weary aristocrat Onegin who rejects the love of the naïve country girl Tatiana only to realize - upon meeting her again years later - that in her he threw away the only woman who ever truly loved him.

"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.

Together Alone  by Vakulya Zoltán & Chen-Wei Lee

Together Alone by Vakulya Zoltán & Chen-Wei Lee

New interview on the Fashion Post Japan of "World Popular Prince Dancer" Friedemann Vogel

Friedemann Vogel playing the lead role in John Cranko’s “Onegin”

Friedemann Vogel playing the lead role in John Cranko’s “Onegin”

Friedemann Vogel as Prince Siegfried in John Cranko’s “Swan Lake”

Friedemann Vogel as Prince Siegfried in John Cranko’s “Swan Lake”

Friedemann Vogel as Onegin

Friedemann Vogel as Onegin

“Internationally sought after Prince Dancer Friedemann Vogel shines on stage, performing two contrasting ballets of light and darkness” Read the full interview with the Stuttgart Ballet principal dancer back in Japan for the third time this year on Fashion Post Japan

With his full-length ballet Onegin, John Cranko secured his place in the pantheon of great 20th century choreographers. Based on Alexander Pushkin's dramatic verse novel „Eugen Onegin", he tells the story of the arrogant and world weary aristocrat Onegin who rejects the love of the naïve country girl Tatiana only to realize - upon meeting her again years later - that in her he threw away the only woman who ever truly loved him.

New video on Nikkei Style of Friedemann Vogel in interview ahead of Stuttgart Ballet's tour to Japan

Friedemann Vogel at a press conference in Tokyo

Friedemann Vogel at a press conference in Tokyo

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.

Stuttgart Ballet back in Japan on style.nikkei.com

New interview of Friedemann Vogel on his upcoming tour to Japan

“For men in Stuttgart, ‘Onegin’ is a sacred work.” Friedemann Vogel

Friedemann Vogel speaks to about his upcoming tour Japan with Stuttgart Ballet to perform two John Cranko masterpieces: “Onegin” on 2 November and “Swan Lake” on 9 November at Bunka Kaikan

https://www.nbs.or.jp/publish/news/2018/10/post-775.html

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Fredemann Vogel performs in the Stuttgart Ballet season opening "Shades of White" on 13th October

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.

Friedemann Vogel rehearsing Balanchine’s “Symphony in C” ©Roman Novitsky

Friedemann Vogel rehearsing Balanchine’s “Symphony in C” ©Roman Novitsky

Friedemann Vogel in John Cranko’s “Concert for Flute & Harp” Photo ©Stuttgart Ballet

Friedemann Vogel in John Cranko’s “Concert for Flute & Harp” Photo ©Stuttgart Ballet

Friedemann Vogel rehearsing John Cranko's Concerto for Flute and Harp as a part of World Ballet Day

Brian Lobel goes to Luxembourg with Purge

Brian Lobel brings Purge to Luxembourg for one performance only on 5th October

Purge  by Brian Lobel ©Christa Holka

Purge by Brian Lobel ©Christa Holka

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.

http://www.kinneksbond.lu/fr/4/eid,3237/agenda/arts-de-la-scene/PURGE.html

Onegin hits the big screens in cinemas around Germany on Sunday 23 September

“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.

https://filmkunstkinos.de/filme/onegin-stuttgarter-ballett-2018/

With his full-length ballet Onegin, John Cranko secured his place in the pantheon of great 20th century choreographers. Based on Alexander Pushkin's dramatic verse novel „Eugen Onegin", he tells the story of the arrogant and world weary aristocrat Onegin who rejects the love of the naïve country girl Tatiana only to realize - upon meeting her again years later - that in her he threw away the only woman who ever truly loved him.

Friedemann Vogel in Valencia for the International Ballet Stars Gala on 22 September

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.

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Photos of Friedemann and Elisa rehearsing “Legende” by Roman Novitsky

Wot? No Fish!! makes its German premiere in Mainz 17& 19 September

Wot? No Fish!! by bread&circuses is back on the road again. This “story about love… made with love” (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian) makes its German premiere at the Staatstheater Mainz on 17 & 19 September. https://www.grenzenlos-kultur.de/english/

Photo from the performance of Wot? No Fish!! in the 2017 Adelaide Festival ©Tony Lewis

Photo from the performance of Wot? No Fish!! in the 2017 Adelaide Festival ©Tony Lewis

Obituary: Janis Claxton, visionary Edinburgh-based Australian dancer, choreographer and activist

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.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/obituaries/obituary-janis-claxton-visionary-edinburgh-based-australian-dancer-choreographer-and-activist-1-4800275

Photo of Janis Claxton ©Roy Campbell Moore

Photo of Janis Claxton ©Roy Campbell Moore