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E-MAIL FROM… PRAGUE (KATARZYNA KOZIELSKA)

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Aspects by Katarzyna Kozielska, © Czech National Ballet

Hello everyone,

I am in Prague and yesterday my latest creation premiered.
Filip Barankiewicz, the Artistic Director of the Czech National Ballet, commissioned this work from me for a beautiful triple bill called Slavic Temper. It has been great to be here and have worked with Filip’s wonderful dancers. I will soon be back home, but unfortunately just for a day, because I start work on my next creation on Monday!
In the meantime I wish the Stuttgart Ballet a big toi toi toi for the upcoming shows!

Best
Katarzyna

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E-MAIL FROM… MOSCOW (FRIEDEMANN VOGEL)

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Friedemann Vogel and Olga Smirnova

From Russia with LOVE!

I am very excited to be back in Moscow on one of the most famous stages in the world, at the Bolshoi Theatre, I am very much looking forward to dance in the World Ballet Stars Gala: A Tribute to Marius Petipa.

Making the occasion even more special is my first partnership with the Bolshoi Ballet prima ballerina Olga Smirnova. We are both so thrilled to dance together the Mirror pas de deux from Onegin for two nights on 31st May and 1st June.

Much love
Friedemann


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E-MAIL FROM… LONDON (ELISA BADENES)

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Elisa Badenes and Alexander Jones

Hello everyone!

I am currently in London and preparing for tonight’s performance of Christian Spuck’s Le Grand Pas de Deux in the Royal Opera House – an amazing stage! I am very happy to come back to London, especially as I studied at the Royal Ballet School, and even more because my dancing partner will be Alexander Jones, who was as well a Principal Dancer in Stuttgart.

Hugs from London
Elisa


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E-MAIL FROM… ROME (FRIEDEMANN VOGEL)

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Friedemann Vogel and Eleonora Abbagnato, © Yasuko Kageyama / TOR

Ciao from Roma!

What a joy to be back here with the Rome Opera Ballet, for the second year in a row! This time, I will be dancing Chevalier des Grieux in Kenneth MacMillan’s beautiful tragedy Manon, with the Rome Opera Ballet Director of the Corps de Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet Ètoile Eleonora Abbagnato in the eponymous role. It has been a while since Eleonora and I last shared the stage, so I am really looking forward to partnering her again, for three performances on 25th, 27th and 29th May, at the beautiful Teatro Costanzi.

Much love
Friedemann


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E-MAIL FROM… TOKYO (FRIEDEMANN VOGEL)

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Kanako Oki and Friedemann Vogel

Greetings from Japan! I am very happy to be back in Tokyo, which feels so familiar yet remains fresh and exciting each time. This trip is made even more special by the presence of Sir Anthony Dowell, here to help me rehearse the role of Oberon in The Dream, which was created on him by Sir Frederick Ashton. A dream come true for me!

It is always a joy to work with Tokyo Ballet, and I look forward to the performances at Bunka Kaikan Theatre on Saturday 28th and Monday 30th April.

I am also thrilled that after dancing The Dream, I will come back twice more to Japan this year, to participate in the World Ballet Festival in August, and later in autumn with Stuttgart Ballet, to perform Onegin and Swan Lake.

All the best from Tokyo

Yours Friedemann