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EMAIL FROM … NAPLES (ALICIA AMATRIAIN)

Alicia Amatriain on the stage of the Teatro di San Carlo  in Naples, photo: private

Alicia Amatriain on the stage of the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, photo: private

Dear Stuttgarters,

I am here in Naples since last Wednesday, under the beautiful Italian sun and enjoying the great food as well. But – of course, I have come here to work :)

I am here at the wonderful Teatro di San Carlo where we have been rehearsing for the world premiere of Gianluca Schiavoni’s Alice in Wonderland. I danced the premiere last night and I am also looking forward to my second show tomorrow evening!

I had a great time here! The other dancers were so welcoming and warm that it felt like being with a family :) It really was like an “adventure in wonderland”.

But I am also looking forward to see you all again soon!

Many kisses from Italy,

Yours

Alicia

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EMAIL FROM … LONDON (ROBERT ROBINSON)

Hello from London!

Robert Robinson, photo: Carlos Quezada

Robert Robinson, photo: Carlos Quezada

I am just about to have my rehearsal at the London Palladium for tomorrow’s show.

I’m very excited to be performing here for Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday, with an amazing line up and have already had the opportunity to meet some old friends. I will be  dancing a new piece by Marco Goecke specially created for the event.

It’s always a strange feeling to come back to England as I feel I’m entering as a foreigner. The busy life style and rush I get from this city is great. It’s a very thought provoking place for me, but I often find it hard to think with so much going on. It’s clear to see how comfortable the living and working situation in Stuttgart really is.

I wish everyone a lovely weekend back in Stuttgart!

Robert
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EMAIL FROM … NEW YORK (FABIO ADORISIO)

Fabio Adorisio and the composer Nicky Sohn in New York, photo: private

Fabio Adorisio and the composer Nicky Sohn in New York, photo: private

Hello everybody!

I’m writing to you from New York, where I’m creating a new piece for the New York Choreographic Institute. It’s already been a week of creation and of course a lot of inspiration from my six fabulous dancers of the New York City Ballet!

I’m also very happy to collaborate with Nicky Sohn, graduate of the Julliard School, who composed the beautiful music I’m using for my piece, and it will also be played live in the performances.

The premiere will be next Friday, March 17th with a double show and I’m very excited to see the final result of the piece!

I’ll be back right in time in Stuttgart for the premiere of the mixed repertory evening NIGHT PIECES on March 24th, where I will be dancing in Edward Clug’s Ssss…

I hope you’re all well and I send you a lot of love from the big apple!

Fabio


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EMAIL FROM … MAINZ (LOUIS STIENS)

Hello everybody,

Louis Stiens sends love from Mainz, photo: private

Louis Stiens sends love from Mainz, photo: private

I am writing to you from Mainz, where Stephen Dellatre’s ballet company will perform their company premiere of my choreography MatchBox. Maybe some of you still remember this little work which I created for the dancers of the Stuttgart Ballet. The world premiere was at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2015 on the Court of the Porsche Arena and can still be watched on the internet. Back then I had the idea to send two ballerinas in the arena, surrounded by their male colleagues and team members. Their pointe shoes were ruined after each performance because of the sandy ground which is not ideal for dance – but now in Mainz this will hopefully not be the case. Still, the men dance in sports shoes and the ladies on pointe, but without the arena and the excitement of the tournament. I will now watch the last rehearsals with lights and costumes before I send those six adorable dancers from Mainz into their intimate “arena”.

As soon as I am back in Stuttgart, I will be dancing in Krabat, the mixed repertory evening SEDUCTION! and continuing to work on my second commission for the Stuttgart Ballet for the mixed repertory evening NIGHT PIECES. I hope you are all well and that you will be there for the premiere on March 24, 2017! Let us welcome spring with an open heart!

Greetings,

louis *+*


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EMAIL FROM … LONDON (ELISA BADENES)

Selfie-Time: Elisa Badenes and Cesar Corrales

Selfie-Time: Elisa Badenes and Cesar Corrales

Dear Stuttgart Ballet and all of our friends!

After the great revival of Krabat I took a plane to London. I’m dancing Mary Skeaping’s Giselle here with English National Ballet. I had my first show on Wednesday and have another one on Sunday and after that I will already be back in Stuttgart for the premiere of SEDUCTION! :)

I am happy to say that my first show went very well and I’m enjoying the time here a lot with all the dancers and the staff of ENB and my great partner Cesar Corrales. Hope you’re all fine in Stuttgart, I can’t wait to see you soon!

Many kisses from London

Elisa