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EMAIL FROM … TOKYO (ELISA BADENES)

Elisa Badenes and Leonid Sarafanov in Tokyo, photo: privat

Elisa Badenes and Leonid Sarafanov in Tokyo, photo: privat

Dear friends in Stuttgart,

After the first four days of the new Stuttgart Ballet season I was sent on a surprise trip to Tokyo! Tomorrow and on Saturday I’m going to dance Kitri here in Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote with La Scala de Milan and with Leonid Sarafanov (from the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg) as my partner.

I’m very happy to be back in Tokyo with many good memories coming back from our tour last November and I’m having a very nice time with the La Scala company and my partner.

So everybody keep your fingers crossed for our premiere tomorrow :)

I will see you soon back in Stuttgart

Lots of kisses

Elisa


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EMAIL FROM … MARIBOR (KRZYSZTOF NOWOGRODZKI)

Hello Stuttgart!

Greetings from Maribor, where we will be perfoming Edward Clug’s Ssss… tonight.

The performance will be part of a mixed evening with two other pieces by Edward, danced by the Ballet Zurich and NDT 2, to celebrate Eddie’s 25th anniversary with the Maribor Ballet.

As you can see on the photo, only a small group of us has gone on tour – while the rest is preparing at home for the first performance of The Taming of the Shrew which we are all looking forward to! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Krzysztof Nowogrodzki

Agnes Su, Pablo von Sternenfels, photo: Krzysztof Nowogrodzki

Agnes Su, Pablo von Sternenfels, photo: Krzysztof Nowogrodzki

At the Slovenian National Theatre: Tamas Detrich, Hyo-Jung Kang, Agnes Su, Ekkehard Kleine, Angelina Zuccarini, Alina Godunov, Fabio Adorisio and Reid Anderson, photo: Krzysztof Nowogrodzki

At the Slovenian National Theatre: Tamas Detrich, Hyo-Jung Kang, Agnes Su, Ekkehard Kleine, Angelina Zuccarini, Alina Godunov, Fabio Adorisio and Reid Anderson, photo: Krzysztof Nowogrodzki

Reid Anderson, Tamas Detrich and Edward Clug, photo: Krzysztof Nowogrodzki

Reid Anderson, Tamas Detrich and Edward Clug, photo: Krzysztof Nowogrodzki


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EMAIL FROM … TOKYO (ROMAN NOVITZKY)

Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Roman Novitzky and Daniel Camargo, photo: Roman Novitzky

Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Roman Novitzky and Daniel Camargo, photo: Roman Novitzky

Hi everyone!

Greetings from Tokyo :) I am happy to be back in this wild city after our tour in November. I am here to stage my piece “Are you as big as me?” for the Ballet Gala performances of NBS (Japan’s Performing Arts Foundation), called “Princes of the Ballet”. At the same time I am also choreographing the opening and the finale of the ballet gala.

I am working here with the ballet stars Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Daniel Camargo, Maria Kochetkova, Sarah Lamb, Vladimir Shklyarov and Edward Watson. I am really excited! It is a big challenge and it means a lot of work in a short amount of time. But I have to say that even though the dancers are big stars, they are very nice and working really hard. I am hoping that everything is going to go well at the Friday premiere and the three following shows. At the same time I think of my colleagues and the staff at the Stuttgart Ballet. I am hoping that they can still find a lot of energy for the upcoming exciting program before the end of the season. Good luck! – I am looking forward to be back soon and to be a part of it as well! :-)

Roman

Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Roman Novitzky and Daniel Camargo, photo: Roman Novitzky

Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Roman Novitzky and Daniel Camargo, photo: Roman Novitzky


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EMAIL FROM … SEOUL (CONSTANTINE ALLEN)

Constantine Allen with Sue Jin Kang, Photo: private

Constantine Allen with Sue Jin Kang, Photo: private

Dear Stuttgart,

Today will be my first performance with the Korean National Ballet in John Cranko’s Taming of the Shrew! The last two weeks have been great fun with lots of hard work. I miss all my friends in Stuttgart but with the help of Sue Jin Kang and Filip Barankiewicz I feel as if I am at home.  I hope to have a lot of fun tonight with my partner Ji Young Kim who has been fantastic to work with! I am excited to return home, enjoy a good Schnitzel and am looking forward to my Stuttgart debut Petrucchio on July 21st! Until then I hope everyone is well and happy!!

With Love,

Constantine


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SALOME DIARY: Behind the veil …

We made it! Thanks to all dancers and staff – and to our audience who followed us in the Salome diary during the weeks until the world premiere …! And now: The “outtakes” :)