Our first Swan Lake performance was very special in several ways. Firstly because we performed exclusively for school children which meant that the house was full of about 2000 pupils. And also because our new principal dancer Ami Morita was dancing a leading role for the first time in her home country. Together with her handsome and most attentive prince David Moore as well as the whole company, Ami gave a stellar performance which is sure to inspire more than one young girl to follow Ami’s path and become a ballerina.
Photos: Roman Novitzky
Agnes Su, Rocio Aleman, Aiara Iturrioz Rico, Fernanda De Souza Lopes, Miriam Kacerova and David Moore dancing the pas de six
Siegfried’s friends: Noan Alves, Daniele Silingardi, Adhonay Soares da Silva, Adrian Oldenburger, Timoor Afshar
One beautiful swan: Paula Rezende
One beat of the wing later: Paula
Swans reign supreme
Our swans: grace and power
The magic of Swan Lake: the corps de ballet!
Ami Morita as Odette, David Moore as Prince Siegfried
Ami and David
Ami and David: Poetry and harmony
And this is what it looks like off stage!
Swans on the loose backstage
Alexander Mc Gowan getting ready for the role of the evil magician Rothbart, attended by dresser Alain Balloy
Sonia Santiago as the queen mother with her full court
Ami Morita in black before the third act grand pas de deux
Tonight not only our audience in the Opera House, but everybody in the Park will also be able to enjoy our performance of The Sleeping Beauty at Ballet in the Park :) Here you can see some dancers of tonight’s cast in the rehearsal:
Ami Morita in Blue Bird pas de deux
Constantine Allen in Blue Bird pas de deux
Elisa Badenes as Aurora, Ensemble, children from the John Cranko School
Elisa Badenes, Pablo von Sternenfels in the Rose Adagio
I am sending you many greetings from Toyko! I am so happy to be dancing with the Stuttgart Ballet in Japan, my homeland. I really enjoy the fact that my family is coming to watch me dance “big swans” in Swan Lake because they cannot come so often to Stuttgart to watch me dance. It feels really good to be here!
I’m looking forward to seeing the Stuttgart friends and fans again, though, when we come back. But first our journey goes on to Nishinomiya, Otsu and then Seoul.
Take care, everybody, and many regards from Japan,