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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


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EMAIL FROM … LONDON (MARIJN RADEMAKER)

Dan Gillespie Sells, Marijn Rademaker, Edward Watson, Javier de Frutos in the studio, photo: private

Dan Gillespie Sells, Marijn Rademaker, Edward Watson, Javier de Frutos in the studio, photo: private

Hi dear friends in Stuttgart!

I’m writing to you from the canteen in the Royal Opera House where I have just finished class with the Royal Ballet. I’m working here in London for the show Men in Motion that will premiere on the 30th and 31st of January in the Coliseum. The same theatre where the Stuttgart Ballet danced Romeo and Juliet years ago. I still remember dancing Romeo there :) Because of planning and studio space availability I sometimes also have to rehearse in Sadler’s Wells. The theatre where Stuttgart Ballet just danced The Taming of the Shrew and the gala program, so I also have very nice memories there!

In Men in Motion I will dance one of my favorites, Marco Goeckes Äffi, and a new duet with Royal Ballet principal dancer Edward Watson. It’s a great honor for me to dance with him, because he is one of the very great English dancers of our time. I arrived here on the 23rd of January, so we only have a week to make this Pas de deux! It’s choreographed by Javier de Frutos, a choreographer who has been in London already a long time. He makes ballets but also directs musicals here in London. He even won an Olivier Award for his Cabaret. It’s great to work with him, and even though we don’t have a lot of time, we have a lot of fun and there is a lot of laughter.

Another great addition to this piece is that Dan Gillespie Sells will join us and sing 3 songs on stage. He is the front man in the famous English pop band The Feeling. He’s a great guy and he has the most amazing voice so it’s going to be very special dancing to his singing! I find it quite special, creating something new here in London and collaborating with these three great artists. I think it’s going to be a very touching duet. I hope you can all see it one day!

All the best and (even though it’s great here) I can’t wait to get back!
Yours,
Marijn