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China / October 2019 (Day 7)

Dear Tour Diary Readers,

greetings from Beijing! After a long day of travel on Monday, and a much needed day of rest for the dancers on Tuesday – which many spent travelling to the Great Wall of China – class and rehearsals for John Cranko’s Onegin started in the Tianqiao Theatre, home of the National Ballet of China. The theatre was built in 1953 and was the first theatre built in Beijing after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. In 1980, the Stuttgart Ballet performed in China for the first time in this very theatre – with John Cranko’s Onegin. For the celebrations of the 60th Anniversary of the the National Ballet of China, we are returning with this ballet at the special request of our hosts.

Photos: Roman Novitzky and Martí Fernández Paixà


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Taiwan / October 2019 (Day 6)

Impressions from our last day in Taiwan.

Photos: Roman Novitzky


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Taiwan / October 2019 (Day 1 +2)

Welcome to our tour diary for our Asian tour 2019!

Photos: Roman Novitzky


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Japan / November 2018 (Day 20 and 21)

After an unforgettable last Swan Lake performance in the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya our colleagues from the technical, make-up and costume departments packed everything together so we could leave for Osaka airport early on Sunday morning. We reached Stuttgart safe and sound and indulge in reminiscences of the past three weeks with these final photos of our last performance, before rehearsals for Romeo and Juliet start here in Stuttgart next week. A huge thank you to NBS for inviting us to the land of the rising sun, the warm welcome in Japan and for their world class organizational and people skills! Sayonara!

Photos: Roman Novitzky


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Japan Tour / November 2018 (Day 19)

Kobe turns out to be a delightful city and presents itself to us from its best side. The morning after our arrival dawns with brilliant sunshine and balmy temperatures which inspires many dancers to take a stroll along the water as our hotel lies directly at the harbor which also provides spectacular views from our hotel rooms. Downtown Kobe is just five minutes away on foot and is filled with good restaurants, attractive bars and coffee houses, wonderful bakeries, upscale stores as well as small boutiques and arcades filled with stores for every wallet. The Hyogo Performing Arts Center lies in the next town over, and is a modern, spacious, state of the art theater. We travel between the two cities via a local commuter train which provides insight into the daily life of the local population. Of course, everyone is also working! Class, rehearsals, set up and unpacking run along smoothly. This afternoon the last performance will take place; tomorrow morning our bus departs for the airport at 5:45 am. As today is our tour diary photographer Roman Novitzky’s birthday and as he is also performing today, there will not be an entry in our tour diary tomorrow. Which is why we would like to take the opportunity now to say thank you to Roman for his amazing, unflagging work and of course we wish him a very happy birthday. And of course a huge toi, toi, toi to him, Alicia Amatriain, Friedemann Vogel and the whole company for the last performance of this highly successful tour.

Photos: Roman Novitzky