Season 2003-2004, some news...
Posted 18 September 2003 - 01:07 AM
Maria Eichwald from Munich will join the company as a principal dancer in January 2004.
Because of injuries, Roland Vogel, principal, had to quit his career as a dancer and will join the famous Academy de Danse Classique Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo as a teacher.
Yseult Lendvai is looking forward to have her 2nd baby and will not return on stage.
Her husband, Robert Conn, solist, has left the company.
Thomas Lempertz, Solist, has left the company and quit his career as a dancer.
Reid Anderson could win former Stuttgart dancer Egon Madsen as a guest-teacher.
First premiere in Stuttgart (dec. 5th 2003) will be LULU, a new full-lenght ballet, choreographed by resident choreographer Christian Spuck. It is based on music by Shostakovich and Alban Berg.
Also very interesting, the 1983 by John Neumeier choreographed work 'Endstation Sehnsucht' (a streetcar named desire) by Tennessee Williams will be in the rep again this season.
A successful and healthy season for all dancers.
Posted 18 September 2003 - 03:58 AM
Company news are always interesting - and not always published "officially"!
Please keep on reporting what's going on in Stuttgart (so I know which performances are "worthwhile" travelling there from Munich!)
Posted 18 September 2003 - 07:19 AM
Posted 22 September 2003 - 01:23 AM
Seen in the online dance magazine "Tanznetz": Alessandra Ferri, the Italian star- ballerina, will guest in Stuttgart in January 2004 as Blanche DuBois in John Neumeiers "Endstation Sehnsucht". Her partner will be Jason Reilly.
Posted 22 September 2003 - 03:35 AM
Posted 22 September 2003 - 04:22 AM
I fully agree about Jason Reilly. He has done a huge jump in his development.
Last time i saw him was in Romeo and Juliet with Alicia Amatriain. Both did very, very well.
However, Jason Reilly is not in the cast for Swan Lake. The cast for Friday 26th. is:
Odette/Odile: Alicia Amatriain
Prinz Siegfried: Friedemann Vogel
I had the chance to attend a public rehearsal for Giselle with Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel and I must say, it was very impressing. Friedemann Vogel is a very elegant dancer.
Posted 22 September 2003 - 06:48 AM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 01:18 AM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 08:05 AM
I live in Oklahoma, USA, and have not been able to see the Stuttgart since their tour of the U.S. last year. My interest in the Stuttgart is that my dd dances in the Corps there and I am always interested in any knowledgable feedback I can get.
My dd has told me that Friedemann Vogel and his partner looked wonderful "as usual". The one thing that I learned from her in a conversation this morning is just how very young Friedemann is for a principal dancer. He must be quite special to achieve that level at so young an age.
The majority of the company is preparing to leave for Cairo tomorrow morning. She will go to Cairo then to Holland for a gala performance with Marijn Rademaker. They will perform the pdd from the first act of Romeo and Juliet.
Appreciate hearing from you and warmest regards...Doug.
Posted 29 September 2003 - 10:10 AM
Posted 30 September 2003 - 01:21 AM
It was a short time having him here in Stuttgart. That time, Stuttgart wanted only Cranko. The audience was not 'ripe' for Tetley. The separation was not in pure harmony as you can imagine.
In the season 2001/2002, Reid Andersen brought American Masters. A triple bill with choreographies of Americans. This included Glen Tetleys Pierrot Lunaire with Robert Tewsley as Pierrot. It was a huge success and when Mr. Tetley, who coached the piece, came on stage, he got tremendous applause. He seemed to be moved and very happy.
In a newspapere interview he talked about his Stuttgart time, told about his herbal garden at his house and stuff...He said that the situation that time was very difficult but now he seems to be in harmony with Stuttgart
Sure, there is a move to more contemporary ballets although the audience loves full lenght story ballets.
We will have a world new battet premiere in the next couple of weeks. It's Lulu, a monstre tragedy by Frank Wedekind. Choreographed by resident Stuttgart choreographer Christian Spuck. Its a full lenght ballet. Music: Alban Berg / Dimitri Shostakovich.
Doug, would you please explain to me what a 'dd' means. Sorry but I dont come along with these engl. abbreviations. May I ask which dancer your relative is?
Posted 30 September 2003 - 05:39 AM
Sorry about that...means dancing daughter.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 07:42 AM
I saw that the company was doing the Lulu ballet -- I just did the season's preview issue for the print version of Ballet Alert! -- and was interested in it. I hope you'll write about it when it premieres.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 02:47 PM
Daughter is Elizabeth Mason.
Posted 06 October 2003 - 12:40 AM
Doug, she's the one I had picked out at once when I first saw her in a school performance!
Plus she did a terriffic job in the German round for the European Young Dancers competition (sorry, don't know the exact name) when that was held in Munich some time ago - felt so sorry she did not win, but then it was only modern stuff the jury seemed to be after!
Hope you'll be able to see her live on stage soon!
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