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EMAIL FROM … NEW YORK (FRIEDEMANN VOGEL)

Friedemann Vogel and Alina Cojocaru, Photo: Sila Avvakum

Friedemann Vogel and Alina Cojocaru, Photo: Sila Avvakum

Dear Friends in Stuttgart!

Hello from New York City! Since the weekend I am here with Alina Cojocaru to rehearse for my premiere as Armand in Sir Frederic Ashton’s ballet  Marguerite and Armand. It is a wonderful story ballet in just one act, based on Alexandre Dumas’ famous novel The Lady of the Camellias. Ashton created this piece for the two ballet stars Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev and since then not many other dancers have danced it here, so it is a special honor to us to be dancing this famous choreography now.

There will be two performances tonight and tomorrow night at the New York City Center, as part of the Fall for Dance Festival. We are both excited and looking forward to this.

Love to Stuttgart, yours

Friedemann


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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