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CHINA // OCTOBER 2016 (Day 1&2)

First things first: We have all arrived here safely. After an over 10 hour flight our Chinese colleagues picked us up from Shanghai Airport, we stuffed all our luggage into the buses and were taken to the hotel. After the long flight of course everybody was tired and jet lagged. However, some of the dancers took the opportunity of the arrival day to enjoy the Pudong Skyline. Also the first of us went to the theatre for (optional) class and the supers casting.

You will hear from us again, soon with more news from the tour – the next days will surely be more exciting than the travelling!


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CHINA // OCTOBER 2016 (Day 1)

This autumn the Stuttgart Ballet is going on tour again. We have been invited to dance in China! 

Today the whole company is travelling to Shanghai. Our suitcases are packed and loaded onto the bus :) Stay updated here in our tour diary and join us on our trip to China!

Our departure from Stuttgart. Get on the bus everybody! photo: private

Our departure from Stuttgart. Get on the bus everybody! photo: private


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EMAIL FROM … STUTTGART (LOUIS STIENS)

Louis Stiens, photo: Roman Novitzky

Louis Stiens, photo: Roman Novitzky

Dear audience, dear friends!

I am writing to you from my home. Over the last months I have been collecting my current favorite songs and tracks for a playlist.

On Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8pm I will be mixing and performing the compositions live at the Projektraum LOTTE (Willy-Brandt-Str. 18, next to the State Gallery). Originally I wanted to throw a party with some friends there – but in collaboration with James Fisher (lyrics) and Christine Nasz (space) we developed a multimedia-based production, which created a domestic cosmos.

„Early Night“ is based on my intimate desire to spend a Saturday night with my friends, listening to my favorite tracks and then have a great time, or weep and/or go back home.

This is the second time I realize a project at LOTTE (my choreography SLAM for Robert Robinson dates back two years now). Again I am looking forward to bring another music- and dance-inspired idea to life in this urban space.

Visit us!

:)

Louis Stiens


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EMAIL FROM … THE KAMMERTHEATER (MATTHIAS KIPP)

Demis Volpi, Damiano Pettenella and Hyo-Jung Kang rehearsing Aftermath, photo: Beuttenmüller

Demis Volpi, Damiano Pettenella and Hyo-Jung Kang rehearsing Aftermath, photo: Beuttenmüller

A warm hello from the Kammertheater to all our fans of “Behind the scenes with the Stuttgart Ballet”.
We already had four wonderful and interesting evenings of “Behind the scenes with the Stuttgart Ballet” this week, with our associate Artistic Director Tamas Detrich, our Ballet Master Krzyzstof Nowogrodzki, resident choreographer Demis Volpi, choreographer Edward Clug and many dancers from our company.
The wonderful, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere that Benno Brösicke and his production crew of the Kammertheater create every year, the enormous interest of our audience (the shows are always sold out fast, but often it’s still possible to get tickets at the box office in the evening) and the willingness of our dancers, to do “extra” rehearsals in the evenings in front of an audience is really fabulous.
The collaboration with the colleagues from the Kammertheater, who support us in every way with professionalism, creativity, talent of improvisation and so much dedication for this event, is heartwarming. In spite of all intensive preparations for the “Behind the scenes …”-evenings, there’s always a bit of improvisation left in the end.
But it is always a great pleasure to watch these evenings, when everything works out perfectly and we see and hear so many new things about ballet and dance or about the dancers of our company. It is a wonderful feeling that our long tradition of “Behind the scenes with the Stuttgart Ballet” is carried forward by these evenings.
We’ll surely see each other at one of the next performances.
All the best,
Matthias Kipp


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EMAIL FROM … STUTTGART (MAURO BIGONZETTI)

Mauro Bigonzetti in the Stuttgart Ballet studio with Rolando D'Alesio, photo: Ulrich Beuttenmüller

Mauro Bigonzetti in the Stuttgart Ballet studio with Rolando D’Alesio, photo: Ulrich Beuttenmüller

Hello, everybody,

here I am sending you my best regards from Stuttgart, where I am working on a new piece with the Stuttgart Ballet right now. “Il Concertone” will have its world premiere on March 23rd, as a part of the mixed repertory evening “Körpersprache³” in the Schauspielhaus.

Every time I am in Stuttgart, I feel at home. I feel the dancers, just as if I had worked with them forever, and I feel them following me and my work so naturally … but with a curiosity that belongs to “the extraordinary”.
Just as I feel at home while I’m in the studio, I also do when I go back to my apartment in Good Old Stuttgart.
And all this together makes my stay here very special and nice to me. So thank you for having me, and I hope you’ll enjoy the new piece just as much as we do!

Yours,
Mauro Bigonzetti