For the highly anticipated Ballet Week, Friedemann will be performing five productions from the Stuttgart Ballet’s 2018-2019 season, including Balanchine’s Symphony in C in Shades of White on 16th & 20th July, Akram Khan’s Kaash in Breath-taking on 24th July, John Neumeier’s The Lady of the Camellias on 25th July, Jiří Kylián’s One of a Kind on 27th July, and finally closing with Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling on 28th July. Friedemann is looking forward to revisiting these ballet masterpieces and contemporary classics in this annual celebration of dance.
Friedemann has always been fascinated by the power of photography to capture the poetry of movement in stillness. Preparing for fashion shoots is not too dissimilar to preparing for a performance; it’s ultimately about channeling emotions through movement, except with a stronger focus on the clothes. Friedemann thoroughly enjoyed this innovative collaboration with the Encens Magazine, for which he wore a range of labels, including Hed Mayner, Ralph Lauren, Kenzo, Emporio Armani, Uma Wang, Comme des Garcons and Issey Miyake.
Styled by Encens editor: Samuel Drira
Photos by Francesco Brigada
Video by Etienne Larragueta
Makeup by Samuel Ruffin-Hendrix
Hair by Nicolas Philippon
For Stuttgart Ballet’s imminent revival of The Lady of the Camellias to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this ballet masterpiece that was created for the company, Friedemann is relishing his reprisal of the role of Armand Duval, as well as the precious opportunity to work with esteemed choreographer John Neumeier again. Friedemann will be performing on 16th January for the opening night, with subsequent dates to be announced.
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
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.
"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
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.
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).
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.
During the Stuttgart Ballet Tour Friedemann will perform on 21. November the title role in John Cranko's Masterpiece ''Onegin'' for the first time in Japan. The tour starts in Tokyo on 13. November with Romeo and Juliet followed by a Gala performance on 18. November at Bunka Kaikan Theatre.
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Friedemann Vogel as Prince Desiré awakes his Princess Aurora (Alicia Amatriain) in Marcia Haydee's beautiful production of The Sleeping Beauty on 22,24,26 July 2015 with the Stuttgart Ballet.