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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 … 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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EMAIL FROM … LONDON (ELISA BADENES)

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

Elisa


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EMAIL FROM … LONDON (CONSTANTINE ALLEN)

Constantine Allen with his partner Laurretta Summerscales (ENB), photo: private

Constantine Allen with his partner Laurretta Summerscales (ENB), photo: private

Dear Friends,

I am here in London dancing with the English National Ballet for their production of Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall. My partner Laurretta Summerscales and I have our first performance this Saturday June 4th and are feeling very anxious and excited to experience this impressive venue.

Everyday has been a new adventure here in London inside the studios and out thanks to the many people that have shown me great support.  I am excited to return to Stuttgart with new knowledge and experience. Until then I hope everyone is excited for the premiere of Salome and I wish you all a big Toi Toi Toi!

Lots of Love,

Constantine


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EMAIL FROM … LONDON (JASON REILLY)

Jason Reilly and Polina Semionova at the London Coliseum, photo: private

Jason Reilly and Polina Semionova at the London Coliseum, photo: private

Hi everybody!

After our premiere on Friday I flew to London to dance with Polina Semionova at a gala in honor of the great dancer Maya Plisetskaya. The performance was at the London Coliseum and we danced the last pas de deux from John Cranko’s Onegin. Now I am already on my way back to Stuttgart, because on Wednesday night I’ll be performing again in Hans van Manen’s Kammerballett and in Glen Tetley’s Arena in the Play House.

See you there!

Jason