Friedemann is delighted to be named "Dancer of the Year" by Tanz - the industry dance magazine - in recognition of his recent outstanding interpretations of Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling and Akram Khan's Kaash. This is the second time he has received this prestigious accolade; he was named "Dancer of the Year" for the first time by Tanz in 2010.
For the Stuttgart Ballet's tour to Beijing in 2019, Friedemann will be dancing his critically acclaimed role of Onegin on the opening night on 1st November. He is looking forward to perform this masterpiece by John Cranko for the Chinese audience, and to being back on stage in China after nearly three years.
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.
Kaash - meaning “if” in Hindi – was Akram Khan’s first full-length work, and Stuttgart Ballet’s premiere of Kaash will present several firsts for Friedemann. As always, Friedemann embraces the opportunity to acquire a different movement vocabulary, particularly the notable interplay between speed and stillness in the classical North Indian dance. As a ballet dancer, he is also excited to interpret this seminal piece by the eminent British choreographer, who broke new ground informing contemporary dance with kathak. Friedemann will perform Kaash for the opening night of the triple-bill Breath-Taking on 28th June, with more performances to follow.
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.
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.