Sunday was a very emotional day for Sue Jin Kang and her Korean fans as well as for the Stuttgart Ballet … After a career of almost 30 years – all of it as a dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet – she gave her Korean farewell performance. (Her very last performance will be in Stuttgart in July 2016, during the celebrations for Reid Anderson’s 20th season as Director.)
Sue Jin, who does not appear onstage with her own company, the Korean National Ballet, chose to give her Korean farewell performance with her “home” company and asked for Jason Reilly as her partner. Both danced three performances of Onegin in a row, the last being of course the most intense.
Here are some impressions of our last days in the the theater, culminating with the farewell performance.