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EMAIL FROM … SANTIAGO DE CHILE (FRIEDEMANN VOGEL & HYO-JUNG KANG)

Hyo-Jung Kang and Friedemann Vogel with Marcia Haydée, photo: privat

Hyo-Jung Kang and Friedemann Vogel with Marcia Haydée, photo: privat

Dear friends and audience in Stuttgart,

we’re sending you greetings from Santiago de Chile, where we will be dancing tonight with Marcia Haydée’s company, the Ballet de Santiago, in her version of The Sleeping Beauty. It will be a very exclusive Gala performance for the newspaper El Mercurio, with only invited guests watching – and we’re very glad to be a part of it!

Besides me, Hyo has also four passionate princes from Marcia’s company for her Rose Adagio :) During the rehearsals we had a lot of fun with Egon Madsen, who is also here as a guest ballet master, and of course also with Marcia! It is always wonderful to be working with her and everybody in her company is very friendly and welcoming!

Love from Santiago,

Friedemann & Hyo

Hyo-Jung Kang und Friedemann Vogel mit Marcia HaydéeHyo-Jung Kang and Friedemann Vogel with Marcia Haydée and Egon Madsen, photo: private

Hyo-Jung Kang und Friedemann Vogel mit Marcia HaydéeHyo-Jung Kang and Friedemann Vogel with Marcia Haydée and Egon Madsen, photo: private

 


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EMAIL FROM … STUTTGART (EGON MADSEN)

Egon Madsen rehearsing for "La Sylphide" in the studio, photo: Regina Brocke

Egon Madsen rehearsing for “La Sylphide” in the studio, photo: Regina Brocke

Hello, everyone!

I am sending you my very best regards from the ballet studios at the Stuttgart Ballet, where I am preparing some very special performances at the time: I will have my role debut in “La Sylphide” this week! In more than four decades on stage I have danced so many roles – with the Stuttgart Ballet, the Nederlands Dans Theater III, with Gauthier Dance, and in many theatres more – but I never would have imagined to do this old fortune teller “Madge” one day.

My new role is very special to me in many ways. I started my stage career at the Tivoli Pantomime Theatre in Copenhagen, and this role now contents a lot of Pantomime. Also it is beautiful for me as a Dane to be in such a Danish production – “La Sylphide” was danced and thereby preserved at the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen for centuries, and the music is also from a Danish composer. So this engagement in “La Sylphide” is like a little home coming to me.
Apart from this emotional sense dancing the “Madge” is simply huge fun, the character is very strong, very expressive – and she wins in the end!

I am looking forward to meeting my wonderful Stuttgart audience again!

Best regards, yours,
Egon