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EMAIL FROM… LONDON (JASON REILLY & ELISA BADENES)

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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EMAIL FROM … SAN SEBASTIÁN (ALICIA AMATRIAIN)

Alicia Amatriain presenting a Gala in San Sebastián.

Alicia Amatriain presenting a Gala in San Sebastián.

Hola Everbody,

All is well here in San Sebastián where I am presenting a Gala called “Donostia Bihotzean” (San Sebastián in my heart). We are ready for our first show tonight and I am very excited to share the stage with fellow Stuttgart dancers Friedeman Vogel and Martí Fernández Paixà and other colleagues Marijn Rademaker, Daniel Camargo, Xander Parish, Aya Okumura, Ekaterina Osmolkina, and Timothy van Poucke.

I’ll be dancing Onegin, Legende and Aus Holbergs Zeit by John Cranko, as well as an excerpt from Hans van Manen’s Frank Bridge Variations and Lightness in Spirit by Katarzyna Kozielska. I’ll also be premiering a new creation by Fabio Adorisio called Egurra!

I want to thank the city of San Sebastián for the amazing warm welcome given to me yesterday at the city hall.

Missing as always my wonderful audience in Stuttgart. See you on Monday!

Kisses,

Alicia Amatriain


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EMAIL FROM … MEXICO CITY (ROCIO ALEMAN)

Hello everybody in Stuttgart!

Rocio Aleman receives the award named Premio Nacional de la Juventud in Mexico City.

Rocio Aleman receives the award named Premio Nacional de la Juventud in Mexico City.

Hope this email finds you great! I’m very happy to be in Mexico City right now receiving a very important award named Premio Nacional de la Juventud. This is the maximum recognition that our President Enrique Peña Nieto together with the Federal Government from my country gives to the youth in different distinctions. I was awarded in the distinction Artistic Expression and Popular Arts“.

I’m very grateful to be living this experience and at the same time I’m very looking forward to be back in Stuttgart soon and dance in the next Night Pieces evening!

Much love from Mexico

Rocio


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EMAIL FROM … NAPLES (ALICIA AMATRIAIN)

Alicia Amatriain on the stage of the Teatro di San Carlo  in Naples, photo: private

Alicia Amatriain on the stage of the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, photo: private

Dear Stuttgarters,

I am here in Naples since last Wednesday, under the beautiful Italian sun and enjoying the great food as well. But – of course, I have come here to work :)

I am here at the wonderful Teatro di San Carlo where we have been rehearsing for the world premiere of Gianluca Schiavoni’s Alice in Wonderland. I danced the premiere last night and I am also looking forward to my second show tomorrow evening!

I had a great time here! The other dancers were so welcoming and warm that it felt like being with a family :) It really was like an “adventure in wonderland”.

But I am also looking forward to see you all again soon!

Many kisses from Italy,

Yours

Alicia


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EMAIL FROM … LONDON (ROBERT ROBINSON)

Hello from London!

Robert Robinson, photo: Carlos Quezada

Robert Robinson, photo: Carlos Quezada

I am just about to have my rehearsal at the London Palladium for tomorrow’s show.

I’m very excited to be performing here for Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday, with an amazing line up and have already had the opportunity to meet some old friends. I will be  dancing a new piece by Marco Goecke specially created for the event.

It’s always a strange feeling to come back to England as I feel I’m entering as a foreigner. The busy life style and rush I get from this city is great. It’s a very thought provoking place for me, but I often find it hard to think with so much going on. It’s clear to see how comfortable the living and working situation in Stuttgart really is.

I wish everyone a lovely weekend back in Stuttgart!

Robert
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