Friedemann has always enjoyed performing widely contrasting work across the dance spectrum, from romantic hero roles like Armand Duval in John Neumeier’s The Lady of the Camellias to more contemporary productions such as the upcoming Stuttgart Ballet premiere of Jiří Kylián’s One of A Kind. Having performed Bella Figura and Forgotten Land- two other critically acclaimed pieces by the world-renowned choreographer - Friedemann is looking forward to dancing One of A Kind for the opening night on 22 February, with more shows to follow.
John Cranko's celebrated masterpiece Onegin will be on TV on 30 & 31 December! Onegin is one Friedemann's most cherished roles, and he hopes this festive season screening on ARTE will bring equal delight to viewers discovering this dramatic ballet for the first time and those who have already experienced it on stage or on the big screen. Filmed on the occasion of its 50th anniversary last year, this Stuttgart Ballet production features Friedemann as "the most elegant and elegiac Onegin of all time" (Suedwest Presse), and is also available for purchase from Amazon on Blu-Ray and DVD.
In Germany: 31 Dec at 00h30
In France: 31 Dec at 01h20
Also available online in arte's media library from 30 Dec
After performing in Japan, Spain and Sweden over the past months, Friedemann is looking forward to performing back home, for the Stuttgart Ballet Season Premiere on 13th October. The triple bill Shades of White is a celebration of classical and neo-classical ballet, and comprises Concert For Flute and Harp by John Cranko with music by Mozart, The Kingdom of the Shades (from La Bayadère) by Petipa with music by Minkus, and Symphony in C by Balanchine with music by Bizet. Following the season opening, Friedemann will be dancing in more performances of the triple bill over the rest of October.
ballet meets mode
Friedemann collaborated with Tokyo-based Singapore fashion photographer Leslie Kee for the August edition of Vogue Taiwan. For this feature, Friedemann wore outfits primarily by Japanese fashion designers, including Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, and Roggykei.
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.
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.
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.
"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
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).
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.
Sue Jin Kang Artistic Director of the Korean National Ballet invites Friedemann Vogel to dance for the first time with her company. Friedemann will debut in Korea in Yuri Grigorovich's Swan Lake as Prince Siegfried on 24 and 25.June 2015. The Performances will take place at SAC Opera Theatre in Seoul.
Friedemann Vogel was invited to dance Teatro alla Scala Milano's production of Giselle on Tour to Paris together with Svetlana Zakharova. The performances will take place at Palais des Congrès in Paris on February 3,4 and 6.
The Bavarian State Ballet in Munich invites Polina Semionova and Friedemann Vogel to dance the titel roles in John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet. The performances will take place at the Nationaltheater in Munich on 17. and 22. January 2015.
Friedemann will join for the first time the international dance project "Kings of the Dance" in December 2014. Together with Ivan Vassiliev, Marcelo Gomes, Denis Matvienko and Herman Cornejo. "Kings of the Dance" will start the tour in St.Petersburg and Moscow.
During the ''Ballet High Season'' Friedemann will make his first guest appearance with the Mikhailovsky Theatre in Class Concert followed by Swan Lake and Giselle with Polina Semionova and Ekaterina Borchenko.
Artistic Director Kenneth Greve invites friends to join his Gala with the Finnish National Ballet. Friedemann will perform for the Kenneth & Friends Gala on 23 and 24 May 2014 at the Finnish National Opera house in Helsinki.