The World Ballet Festival in Tokyo Japan

 Friedemann Vogel by Baki Photographer

Friedemann Vogel by Baki Photographer

Following his performance with Tokyo Ballet as guest artist in spring, Friedemann is thrilled to go back to Japan for the second time this year, for the World Ballet Festival in summer. This will be his sixth participation in the much anticipated triennial event, and Friedemann is looking forward to dancing with fellow ballet stars from around the world again from 1st to 15th August in Tokyo.  DETAILS & TICKETS

Bolshoi Theatre "World Ballet Stars Gala" Moscow

 Friedemann Vogel at Bolshoi Theatre (c) Roman Novitzky

Friedemann Vogel at Bolshoi Theatre (c) Roman Novitzky

To celebrate the bicentenary of the legendary French dancer and choreographer Marius Petipa, the Bolshoi Ballet will be organising a World Ballet Stars Gala on 31st May and 1st June, bringing Friedemann back to one of his favourite stages at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, where he will be performing the Mirror pas de deux from Onegin with Prima Ballerina of Bolshoi Theatre Olga Smirnova

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Manon with Rome Opera Ballet in Rome

 Eleonora Abagnato and Friedemann Vogel (c) Yasuko Kageyama/ TOR

Eleonora Abagnato and Friedemann Vogel (c) Yasuko Kageyama/ TOR

Having worked closely together with the Rome Opera Ballet on Roland Petit’s La Chauvre Souris in 2016, Friedemann is looking forward to return to Rome as guest artist at the company again in May 2018, this time to perform Kenneth McMillan’s celebrated classic Manon with their Artistic Director and Paris Opera Ballet Étoile Eleonora Abbagnato. Whilst Friedemann and Eleonora have danced together before, this will be their first partnership for this beloved ballet tragedy. Friedemann will reprise his critically acclaimed role of Chevalier Des Grieux end of May at Teatro Costanzi in Rome.

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Polina & Friends Gala Berlin

 Polina Semionova and Friedemann Vogel (c) Charles Tandy

Polina Semionova and Friedemann Vogel (c) Charles Tandy

Friedemann is honored to be invited to perform at the “Polina & Friends” Gala at the Staatsballett Berlin on 17th May, where his celebrated partnership with his fellow Kammertänzerin Polina Semionova will be a highlight of this much anticipated and exclusive programme.

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Photo exhibition in Paris

 Friedemann Vogel by (c) Matthew Brookes for Vogue Russia

Friedemann Vogel by (c) Matthew Brookes for Vogue Russia

 

Friedemann is delighted to be featured in the Ballet Couture exhibition in Paris, which brings together two creative universes: ballet and couture. Visitors can expect to see photos of Friedemann taken by Youn Sik Kim, Baki and by Matthew Brookes for Vogue Russia. With a diverse selection of exceptional photographs, this exhibition not only presents the world of the greatest ballet dancers and their costumes, but will also reveal collaborations between fashion designers and choreographers with the photographic and aesthetic perspective of artists across generations. Curated by Frédéric Fontan, Ballet Couture will run from 15 March to 4 May at the Alfalibra Gallery, at 324 rue Saint-Martin 75003 Paris. DETAILS

Oberon with the Tokyo Ballet in Tokyo, Japan

 Friedemann Vogel (c) Baki Photographer

Friedemann Vogel (c) Baki Photographer

Following his premiere in Sir Frederick Ashton’s The Dream with Sarasota Ballet in March , Friedemann will reprise his role as Oberon as guest artist with the Tokyo Ballet on 28 and 30 Apr at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. Friedemann has not performed in Tokyo since his last tour there in 2015 with Stuttgart Ballet, and is excited to be back in one of his favourite cities, as well as to collaborate with the Tokyo Ballet again.

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Dance Salad in Houston Texas

 Guillaume Côté and Friedemann Vogel (c) Karolina Kuras

Guillaume Côté and Friedemann Vogel (c) Karolina Kuras

For the first time, Friedemann will be participating in Dance Salad, which celebrates both emerging and established choreographers. For the 2018 edition of this festival, Friedemann will be performing with Guillaume Côté from the National Ballet of Canada, Maurice Béjart's masterpiece Songs of a Wayfarer from 29 to 31 March. The two principal dancers last performed this duet in Montreal, for "A Night with the Stars", as part of the 2017 Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur. This will be Friedemann's debut in Texas, Houston.

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For Harper's Bazaar Singapore

 Friedemann Vogel for Harper's Bazaar Singapore

Friedemann Vogel for Harper's Bazaar Singapore

After his performance of Romeo & Juliet with Stuttgart Ballet in Singapore last year, Friedemann had lots of fun on this fashion shoot for the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, in which he is featured dancing in spring fashion by various brands including Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dior Homme, Fendi, Gucci, Michael Kors, and Prada. 

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Fashion for Men feature

 
 Friedemann Vogel (c)  Milan Vukmirovic

Friedemann Vogel (c) Milan Vukmirovic

Friedemann is thrilled to be featured in the 7th edition of the annual Fashion for Men magazine, newly launched at Colette in Paris, and available soon in fashion & design capitals around the world. It was a total joy for Friedemann to work with the magazine’s founder Milan Vukmirovic himself for the photo shoot. Friedemann was dressed by Fendi, making this his second collaboration with the Italian luxury brand for a magazine feature. 

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Gala Hivernales de la Danse in Belgium

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Friedemann will make his debut in Liège in the 6th edition of the Gala Hivernales de la Danse, at the Manège de la Caserne Fonckon 10th & 11th March. Friedemann will be dancing with fellow Stuttgart Ballet étoile Alicia Amatriain two duets: Mauro Bigonzetti's Kazimir's Colours and the  Swan Lake Act II pas de deux.

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"Encounters" with the Stuttgart Ballet

 Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Stuttgarter Ballett

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Stuttgarter Ballett

Friedemann's first performance of 2018 will be in the Stuttgart Ballet  Encounters double-bill: Jerome Robbin's multi-layered masterpiece Dances at a Gathering – a nuanced distillation of the spectrum of human interaction - and John Cranko’s ode to friendship Initials R.B.M.E. (dedicated to former Stuttgart Ballet principal dancers Richard Cragun, Birgit Keil, Marcia Haydee, and Egon Madsen). Friedemann will perform in both revivals for the opening night on 13 January. More performances to follow.  Details & tickets

Swan Lake with the Stuttgart Ballet in Stuttgart

 Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel in Swan Lake (c) Stuttgart Ballet

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel in Swan Lake (c) Stuttgart Ballet

It is always a pleasure to dance Swan Lake, especially when it has been a while since Friedemann’s last performance of this ever-popular ballet. Friedemann is looking forward to reprising his role as Prince Siegfried and being torn between Alicia Amatriain’s Odile and Odette, for the opening night of this John Cranko classic on 6 December in Stuttgart. More performances to follow later in the month. 

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Ashton's The Dream with Sarasota Ballet, Florida

 Photo (c) Baki

Photo (c) Baki

Having performed Sir Frederick Ashton’s Marguerite and Armand in the 2016 Fall for Dance Festival in New York with the Sarasota Ballet, Friedemann is looking forward to working with the company again, this time as guest artist in another Ashton choreography: The Dream. Friedemann is particularly delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to work with Sir Anthony Dowell – his childhood hero and one of the greatest danseur nobles of the 20th Century – on the role of Oberon that was created on him. Friedemann will be making his debut in Sarasota, with two performances of The Dream on 2 and 3 March 2018.

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 Sir Anthony Dowell, Katelyn May, Friedemann Vogel, Victoria Hulland (c) Sarasota Ballet

Sir Anthony Dowell, Katelyn May, Friedemann Vogel, Victoria Hulland (c) Sarasota Ballet

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Ballet Gala "Alicia & Friends" in San Sebastián, Spain

 Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Friedemann Vogel and Alicia Amatriain - his longtime dance partner and fellow Stuttgart Ballet étoile – first started dancing together at the John Cranko Schule when they were just 14 years old.  It is therefore with great pleasure and anticipation that Friedemann joins Alicia & Friends in her hometown, San Sebastián on 10th and 11th November, to perform a mixture of classical and contemporary repertoire.  Incidentally, this will be Friedemann’s debut in San Sebastián. 

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50th anniversary of John Cranko's Onegin at Stuttgart Ballet

 Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Friedemann will be reprising the dramatic role of Onegin, this time with Alicia Amatriain as Tatjana, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Cranko's Onegin at Stuttgart Ballet, where it all began. Friedemann can't wait to perform this Cranko classic in its entirety again on 27th October. More performances in November.

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Romeo and Juliet in Singapore

 Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Having made his debut as Onegin in Singapore in 2014, Friedemann is excited to return with Stuttgart Ballet to The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, to perform another John Cranko classic: Romeo & Juliet. Friedemann will be dancing Romeo for one night only on 12th October, with Alicia Amatriain as his Juliet.  

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Pure Cranko

 Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Friedemann is looking forward to opening the new Stuttgart Ballet season with Brouillards, part of the Pure Cranko gala to commemorate the 90th birthday of John Cranko this year, with three performances on 3rd, 6th and 7th October. Created in 1970 for the Stuttgart Ballet , Brouillards – meaning “Mist” in French – comprises a series of episodes, and derived its inspiration from the piano preludes of Debussy written from 1910 to 1913. 

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Gala des É​toiles in Almaty, Kazakhstan

 Diana Vishneva and Friedemann Vogel (c) Irina Tuminene

Diana Vishneva and Friedemann Vogel (c) Irina Tuminene

Friedemann Vogel will be going to Kazakhstan for the first time, to dance in the Almaty Gala des Étoiles on 15th & 16th September. He is looking forward to partnering fellow Prix Maïa winner Diana Vishneva again, to perform two very different duets: Vertigo by Mauro Bigonzetti and a pas de deux from John Cranko’s Onegin.

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Ballet Star Gala in Taipei

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Friedemann is delighted to take part in the 11th International Ballet Star Gala in Taipei on 19th & 20th August. This will be his fifth performance in Taiwan, and he will be dancing three John Cranko duets with fellow Stuttgart Ballet star Elisa Bandenes from Legende and Romeo & Juliet and Onegin Mirror pas de deux with Evgenia Obraztsova from Bolshoi Theatre.

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"A Night with the Stars" in Montreal Canada

 Guillaume Cote and Friedemann Vogel in rehearsals (c) Roman Novitzky

Guillaume Cote and Friedemann Vogel in rehearsals (c) Roman Novitzky

Following the iconic Boléro, Friedemann is thrilled to perform another Béjart masterpiece: Songs of a Wayfarer. He will be reprising the role originally created for Nureyev, at the invitation of  Guillaume Cote - Artistic Director of the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur - to perform this duet with him in the programme "A Night with the Stars" on 5 & 6 August. This will be the first time Friedemann is dancing with Guillaume Cote, as well as his first ever performance in Montreal.  

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