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EMAIL FROM … TOKYO (ROMAN NOVITZKY)

Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Roman Novitzky and Daniel Camargo, photo: Roman Novitzky

Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Roman Novitzky and Daniel Camargo, photo: Roman Novitzky

Hi everyone!

Greetings from Tokyo :) I am happy to be back in this wild city after our tour in November. I am here to stage my piece “Are you as big as me?” for the Ballet Gala performances of NBS (Japan’s Performing Arts Foundation), called “Princes of the Ballet”. At the same time I am also choreographing the opening and the finale of the ballet gala.

I am working here with the ballet stars Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Daniel Camargo, Maria Kochetkova, Sarah Lamb, Vladimir Shklyarov and Edward Watson. I am really excited! It is a big challenge and it means a lot of work in a short amount of time. But I have to say that even though the dancers are big stars, they are very nice and working really hard. I am hoping that everything is going to go well at the Friday premiere and the three following shows. At the same time I think of my colleagues and the staff at the Stuttgart Ballet. I am hoping that they can still find a lot of energy for the upcoming exciting program before the end of the season. Good luck! – I am looking forward to be back soon and to be a part of it as well! :-)

Roman

Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Roman Novitzky and Daniel Camargo, photo: Roman Novitzky

Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Roman Novitzky and Daniel Camargo, photo: Roman Novitzky

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JAPAN // NOVEMBER 2015 (Day 19)

This is our last hello in the tour diary for this Japan tour, as we’re now actually already back at home in Stuttgart. However, we had two wonderful last days in Osaka and a spectacular final performance of Onegin – with Elisa Badenes and Friedemann Vogel. In the end our presenter NBS surprised us with glittering confetti and a beaming “Sayonara” during the final bows. We really enjoyed this tour to Japan and hope to return soon. But for now we’re back in the Opera House in Stuttgart, trying to get over the jet lag and rehearsing for our next performances at home. Hope to see you all again, soon!


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JAPAN // NOVEMBER 2015 (Day 17)

Greetings from Osaka! Not only the dancers arrived today at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya, but  also the whole technical staff; so the trucks had to be unloaded and boxes to be unpacked and everything had to be set up for the performance of Onegin tomorrow (the last one for this tour!) … In the meantime the dancers had rehearsals in the studio. But see for yourselves!


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JAPAN // NOVEMBER 2015 (Day 16)

We “survived” the short trip into the snowy landscape of Hokkaido and arrived savely in Osaka today.

But of course we have some impressions of our day in Sapporo to share with you – and also of the performance of Romeo and Juliet!


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JAPAN // NOVEMBER 2015 (Day 15)

The "snowbound" theatre in Sapporo!

The “snowbound” theatre in Sapporo!

Dear tour diary readers!

Today we send you a snowy “hello” from Sapporo … After our last performance in Toyko (the third Onegin with the dream couple Anna Osadcenko and Jason Reilly in the lead roles!) we traveled to the Island Hokkaido in the north of Japan. The journey took longer than we all thought, as nobody expected it to snow so much! Sapproro is covered in almost 50 centimetres of snow …

We only have a short “stopover” in Sapporo. Tonight is already the performance of Romeo and Juliet – with some exciting debuts: Miriam Kacerova and Constantine Allen will dance the star-crossed lovers Juliet and Romeo for the first time; the other debuts are Robert Robinson as Tybalt and Martí Fernandez Paixa as Paris. So a huge toi toi toi for all of them!

Tomorrow we will travel on to Osaka, our last stop for this tour …