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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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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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


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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Back on the Red Table - Boléro in Santiago

From 29 July to 2 August, Friedemann will be back on the red table to perform Boléro, this time in Santiago with the Ballet of Santiago, with whom he has already danced this Béjart masterpiece in 2014. Friedemann is looking forward to being back in Chile, and to performing in the 4th Festival of Choreographers at the Teatro Municipal. 


Das Vogue-Gespräch

"Volker Schlöndorff and Friedemann Vogel on art, and feelings that dance can bring."

 It was an absolute delight for Friedemann Vogel to spend an afternoon with the esteemed Oscar-winning director Volker Schlöndorff, for the "Conversation" series in the June issue of Vogue Germany. Photographs by Ann Ray

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Photoshoot & Interview for the March issue of Vogue Russia

Friedemann very much enjoyed working with photographer Matthew Brookes for the March issue of Vogue Russia. It was a fun afternoon shooting in Paris, where Friedemann took great pleasure in combining his passion for dance with his interest in fashion.

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Photo Project by Youn Sik Kim

Friedemann Vogel at Colosseum (c) Youn Sik Kim

Friedemann Vogel at Colosseum (c) Youn Sik Kim

Friedemann Vogel Photography (c) Youn Sik Kim

Boléro in Stuttgart

Friedemann Vogel in Bolero Photo (c) Stuttgart Ballet

Friedemann will be back on the iconic red table to perform Maurice Béjart’s Boléro in Stuttgart, as part of Stuttgart Ballet’s mixed bill “Seduction!” opening on 3 February.Friedemann last performed Bolero in Santiago, Chile in 2014, and is looking forward to reprising this celebrated role with his home company. 

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“Die Fledermaus” with Teatro dell’Opera of Rome

Friedemann Vogel (c) Monica Menez

Friedemann will debut in Roland Petit's “Die Fledermaus” as Johann with Teatro dell'Opera di Roma at Teatro Costanzi in Rome.

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From 13th to 15th January 2017 Friedemann Vogel will as well join the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma's tour to Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. TICKETS PARIS

This two act ballet was firstly staged in 1979, it isbased on the “operetta” by Johann Strauss Jr with the music arranged by Douglas Gamley. Bella, married to Johann, is discreetly courted by Ulrich, a family friend. She istroubled by her husband’s pleasure-seeking at night. Every night, Johann puts on a bat’s wings and flies off to have fun the city. With the help of Ulrich, Bella, turns into a mysterious and wonderful creature of the night and follows her husband in his nocturnal escapades, eventually she seduces him in disguise. She finds him after a night of debauchery in a prison and finally manages to cut his wings and to bring him back home. But despite the couple returning to a normal life,  a mad waltz explodes in the finale. It is a scene that seems to celebrate enjoyment as the true art of living, as if dancing is the only salvation.

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Project for the Louis Vuitton Foundation Paris

Friedemann Vogel (c) Photographer Baki

This exceptional  event with creations from Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui brings together different artists at the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Friedemann Vogel performs in excerpt from Firebird with Marie-Agnès Gilot choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Performance dates 29,30 October 2016.

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Marguerite and Armand in NEW YORK

Alina Cojocaru and Friedemann Vogel (c) Sila Avvakum

During the "Fall for Dance Festival" at New York City Center Friedemann Vogel will dance with Alina Cojocaru the title roles in Frederick Ashton’s rarely-seen 1963 masterpiece Marguerite and Armand. Performances 5,6 October 2016 

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PRIX BALLET2000 for Friedemann Vogel

Friedemann Vogel (c) Hidemi Seto

The “Prix MAYA” will be handed out this year to Friedemann Vogel. This prestigious prize, selected by a jury made up of some of the world’s best-known dance critics and specialists will be presented in a Gala performance at the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals, Cannes on 31July 2016. The “Prix MAYA” for outstanding female dancers are being awarded to Diana Vishneva (star of the Mariinsky Ballet, and the American Ballet Theatre) and Aurélie Duponttoile of the Paris Opéra Ballet and the new director of the company). 


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Serata Nureyev in Rome

Friedemann Vogel in Swan Lake at Caracalla © Yasuko Kageyama

On an open air stage, inside the archaeological complex of the Baths of Caracalla the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma will perform a Nureyev evening. A tribute to the great dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev. The evening opens with the third act of Raymonda, the Black Swan pas de trois and the Polonaise from Swan Lake and closes with La Bayadere. It is Friedemann Vogel's first Nureyev Production in which he will dance Jean de Brienne (Raymonda) and Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake). Friedemann will dance in all performances with four different partners from Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. "Serata Nureyev" opens on June 22. More performances on 24,26 June. 

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Raymonda © Yasuko Kageyama

Raymonda © Yasuko Kageyama

Romeo and Juliet with the National Ballet of China

Friedemann Vogel as Romeo Photo © Hidemi Seto

The National Ballet of China will be restaging John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet as a memorial event for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Friedemann Vogel is invited to dance Romeo in the opening performance on April 20th at Tianqiao Theatre in Beijing, China.

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New "Body works" by Photographer Youn Sik Kim

All photographs taken by talented Dancer and Photographer Youn Sik Kim