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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


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EMAIL FROM … TOKYO (ROMAN NOVITZKY)

Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Roman Novitzky and Daniel Camargo, photo: Roman Novitzky

Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Roman Novitzky and Daniel Camargo, photo: Roman Novitzky

Hi everyone!

Greetings from Tokyo :) I am happy to be back in this wild city after our tour in November. I am here to stage my piece “Are you as big as me?” for the Ballet Gala performances of NBS (Japan’s Performing Arts Foundation), called “Princes of the Ballet”. At the same time I am also choreographing the opening and the finale of the ballet gala.

I am working here with the ballet stars Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Daniel Camargo, Maria Kochetkova, Sarah Lamb, Vladimir Shklyarov and Edward Watson. I am really excited! It is a big challenge and it means a lot of work in a short amount of time. But I have to say that even though the dancers are big stars, they are very nice and working really hard. I am hoping that everything is going to go well at the Friday premiere and the three following shows. At the same time I think of my colleagues and the staff at the Stuttgart Ballet. I am hoping that they can still find a lot of energy for the upcoming exciting program before the end of the season. Good luck! – I am looking forward to be back soon and to be a part of it as well! :-)

Roman

Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Roman Novitzky and Daniel Camargo, photo: Roman Novitzky

Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov, Roman Novitzky and Daniel Camargo, photo: Roman Novitzky


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JAPAN // NOVEMBER 2015 (Day 15)

The "snowbound" theatre in Sapporo!

The “snowbound” theatre in Sapporo!

Dear tour diary readers!

Today we send you a snowy “hello” from Sapporo … After our last performance in Toyko (the third Onegin with the dream couple Anna Osadcenko and Jason Reilly in the lead roles!) we traveled to the Island Hokkaido in the north of Japan. The journey took longer than we all thought, as nobody expected it to snow so much! Sapproro is covered in almost 50 centimetres of snow …

We only have a short “stopover” in Sapporo. Tonight is already the performance of Romeo and Juliet – with some exciting debuts: Miriam Kacerova and Constantine Allen will dance the star-crossed lovers Juliet and Romeo for the first time; the other debuts are Robert Robinson as Tybalt and Martí Fernandez Paixa as Paris. So a huge toi toi toi for all of them!

Tomorrow we will travel on to Osaka, our last stop for this tour …


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JAPAN // NOVEMBER 2015 (Day 12)

Today we only have a few photos for you … because our photographer Roman Novitzky has his debut as Onegin in today’s performance. We wish him and his Tatjana Hyo-Jung Kang toi toi toi!


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JAPAN // NOVEMBER 2015 (Day 11)

Dear everybody!

Today is our first Onegin performance at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. We’re hoping for a full house and that the audience will enjoy the performance with Alicia Amatriain as Tatjana and Friedemann Vogel as Onegin. But first we proudly present to you some photos from yesterday: the rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet in the studios of the Tokyo Ballet and the dress rehearsal for Onegin in the theatre last night. For the performance today we wish everybody a huge TOI TOI TOI!!!