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Project Polunin Satori_Rehearsals_(c)Alexey Lyubimov

Soloists and up and coming dancers after rehearsal © Alexey Lyubimov

Dear everybody,

We have been in London for a week now and are part of a very exciting project: Our friend Sergei Polunin is presenting his Project Polunin’s Satori at London’s Coliseum and invited us to join him along with other great dancers. We are happy to be a part of this!

After we spent many days rehearsing, yesterday the shows started. Along with Sergei, Natalia Osipova and Alexey Lyubimov Jason will dance in Satori, and Elisa will be seen in Scriabiniana, a piece which was staged for its choreographer Kasyan Goleizovsky’s 125. birthday. On Sunday we will dance Christian Spuck’s Le Grand Pas de Deux for the big closing gala. The programme also includes Andrey Kaydanovskiy’s First Solo and Hozier’s Take Me To Church – so it’s a colourful bunch of pieces! Even though the weather is quite British we are looking forward to the next five shows and to dance among so many colleagues from around the world. :-)

Project Polunin_Selfie

Selfie onstage © Jason Reilly

Back in Stuttgart Elisa will dance Swan Lake on the 23rd and we will both be rehearsing for our upcoming premiere Encounters in January.

We send lots of festive wishes to Germany. See you next week!

Elisa & Jason


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Bangkok Tour // October 2017 (Day 8)

Rehearsing for a special moment! Soloist Adhonay Soares da Silva will have his debut in the leading role of Petrucchio in The Taming of the Shrew in Bankok. Artististic Director Reid Anderson explains the final nuances in a Pas de deux rehearsal, together with our Principal Dancer Elisa Badenes. We keep our fingers crossed…

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Singapore Tour // October 2017 (Day 3)

Principal dancers Elisa Badenes and David Moore prepare for their performance as Romeo and Juliet – here in rehearsal in the beautiful studio of the Esplanade Theater.

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Pure Seduction! // FAUN

What’s been happening in the studio today? See for yourselves: Elisa Badenes and Pablo von Sternenfels are rehearsing Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Faun. And of course every day we’re working on all the other pieces as well … you will see more of that soon :)

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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