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EMAIL FROM … TOKYO (ELISA BADENES)

Elisa Badenes and Leonid Sarafanov in Tokyo, photo: privat

Elisa Badenes and Leonid Sarafanov in Tokyo, photo: privat

Dear friends in Stuttgart,

After the first four days of the new Stuttgart Ballet season I was sent on a surprise trip to Tokyo! Tomorrow and on Saturday I’m going to dance Kitri here in Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote with La Scala de Milan and with Leonid Sarafanov (from the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg) as my partner.

I’m very happy to be back in Tokyo with many good memories coming back from our tour last November and I’m having a very nice time with the La Scala company and my partner.

So everybody keep your fingers crossed for our premiere tomorrow :)

I will see you soon back in Stuttgart

Lots of kisses

Elisa


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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