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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
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.
Friedemann will debut in Roland Petit's “Die Fledermaus” as Johann with Teatro dell'Opera di Roma at Teatro Costanzi in Rome.
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.
Friedemann is delighted to launch the 10th anniversary celebrations of The Arts Arena in 2017 with "An Evening with Stuttgart Ballet Principal Friedemann Vogel" on Thursday, 12 January. Joining him in conversation will be acclaimed dance critic Philippe Noisette and The Arts Arena Founder & Artistic Director Margery Arent Safir.
The Arts Arena is a Paris-based Franco-American non-profit initiative in the visual and performing arts, film and issues of culture and society. Other distinguished dance figures who have participated in The Arts Arena include Mikhail Baryshnikov, Lucinda Childs and Paris Opera Ballet étoiles Mathieu Ganio and Eve Grinsztajn, and Balanchine star dancers* Violette Verdy, Suki Schorer, Colleen Neary, and Ghislaine Thesmar.
12 January, 2017 | 19:00
Columbia Global Centers | Paris4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris 6e
The conversation will be followed by a reception.
Free and open to the public.
Reservations are required: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 Dupont (Ètoile of the Paris Opéra Ballet and the new director of the company).