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China / November 2019 (Day 9)

Finally the day of the first performance has arrived! We give a big cheer and lots of appreciation and a huge thanks to our entire technical crew and their colleagues from the lighting department who performed miracles here in Beijing to ensure that the curtain went up on a picture perfect set.

Photos: Roman Novitzky


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China / November 2019 (Day 8)

It is our third day in China; in the evening is the dress rehearsal of Onegin. Today we want to extend a special thank you to our tour diary photographer Roman Novitzky who is taking the time to document our daily life here for all our fans at home and around the world, although he is dancing in two out of three performances here in Beijing: Prince Gremin on opening night and Onegin himself on Sunday night! Just as an example: during the general rehearsal he stood in the wings in costume and makeup whenever he wasn’t onstage himself to take these wonderful photos of his colleagues! So thank you so much, Roman!

Photos: Roman Novitzky


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China / October 2019 (Day 7)

Dear Tour Diary Readers,

greetings from Beijing! After a long day of travel on Monday, and a much needed day of rest for the dancers on Tuesday – which many spent travelling to the Great Wall of China – class and rehearsals for John Cranko’s Onegin started in the Tianqiao Theatre, home of the National Ballet of China. The theatre was built in 1953 and was the first theatre built in Beijing after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. In 1980, the Stuttgart Ballet performed in China for the first time in this very theatre – with John Cranko’s Onegin. For the celebrations of the 60th Anniversary of the the National Ballet of China, we are returning with this ballet at the special request of our hosts.

Photos: Roman Novitzky and Martí Fernández Paixà


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Taiwan / October 2019 (Day 6)

Impressions from our last day in Taiwan.

Photos: Roman Novitzky


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Taiwan / October 2019 (Day 5)

Finally, the day of the performance has arrived! We are proud to be the first ballet company to be performing in this brand new theater which just opened last season and to bring our art form to the audiences of Kaohsiung!

Photos: Roman Novitzky