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Japan / November 2018 (Day 20 and 21)

After an unforgettable last Swan Lake performance in the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya our colleagues from the technical, make-up and costume departments packed everything together so we could leave for Osaka airport early on Sunday morning. We reached Stuttgart safe and sound and indulge in reminiscences of the past three weeks with these final photos of our last performance, before rehearsals for Romeo and Juliet start here in Stuttgart next week. A huge thank you to NBS for inviting us to the land of the rising sun, the warm welcome in Japan and for their world class organizational and people skills! Sayonara!

Photos: Roman Novitzky

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Japan Tour / November 2018 (Day 19)

Kobe turns out to be a delightful city and presents itself to us from its best side. The morning after our arrival dawns with brilliant sunshine and balmy temperatures which inspires many dancers to take a stroll along the water as our hotel lies directly at the harbor which also provides spectacular views from our hotel rooms. Downtown Kobe is just five minutes away on foot and is filled with good restaurants, attractive bars and coffee houses, wonderful bakeries, upscale stores as well as small boutiques and arcades filled with stores for every wallet. The Hyogo Performing Arts Center lies in the next town over, and is a modern, spacious, state of the art theater. We travel between the two cities via a local commuter train which provides insight into the daily life of the local population. Of course, everyone is also working! Class, rehearsals, set up and unpacking run along smoothly. This afternoon the last performance will take place; tomorrow morning our bus departs for the airport at 5:45 am. As today is our tour diary photographer Roman Novitzky’s birthday and as he is also performing today, there will not be an entry in our tour diary tomorrow. Which is why we would like to take the opportunity now to say thank you to Roman for his amazing, unflagging work and of course we wish him a very happy birthday. And of course a huge toi, toi, toi to him, Alicia Amatriain, Friedemann Vogel and the whole company for the last performance of this highly successful tour.

Photos: Roman Novitzky


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Japan Tour / November 2018 (Day 12)

Our second Swan Lake performance took place yesterday before a full house. Not only our Kammertaenzer Alicia Amatriain und Friedemann Vogel, also the whole company provided an unforgettable performance. Highly concentrated and with great intensity John Cranko’s tragic love story was brought to life with dancing on the highest level. Bravo!

Photos: Roman Novitzky


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Japan Tour / November 2018 (Day 4)

The day of the premiere is getting closer; the dress rehearsal of John Cranko’s Onegin with the fantastic Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra under our Music Director James Tuggles‘ baton runs smoothly. Our strong and expressive Kammertänzer Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel take on the leading roles. We can’t wait for opening night!

Photos: Roman Novitzky


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EMAIL FROM… MADRID (ALICIA AMATRIAIN)

Alicia Amatriain during the award ceremony for El Ojo Crítico

Dear friends in Stuttgart,

last night was a really special one to me :)) I received the critics award El Ojo Crítico 2017. Every award is something special, but to receive this one in my home country Spain meant a lot to me. Short and sweet, see you all soon!

Greetings from Madrid
Alicia

Oh, and ps: I’m wearing a dress from my own collection – #AA