It was an honour for Friedemann to be featured on the cover of Art Tourist for their latest issue entitled “JOHN” after the iconic choreographer John Cranko who put Stuttgart Ballet on the world map, prompting the culture magazine to cast their spotlight on the Stuttgart-born kammertänzer. In his interview, Friedemann talks about his career, and how performing around the world means the absence of a routine, which has helped keep things fresh for him with every day presenting a new opportunity. ARTTOURIST.COM
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.
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).
Friedemann Vogel returns to the Zurich Opera House for two performances of «Giselle». See Friedemann in the role of Albrecht on 17.December 2015 and 02.January 2017 with the Zurich Ballet.
Friedemann Vogel joins for the second time the Nureyev Ballet Gala at the Vienna Opera House. This year Friedemann will dance "Songs of a Wayfarer" by Maurice Béjart set to Gustav Mahler’s first song cycle together with Robert Gabdullin from the Vienna State Ballet. The Ballet Gala takes place at the Wiener Staatsoper on 28.June 2015.
Famous fashion photographer and film director Monica Menez captures Friedemann Vogel in this extraordinary photo series. The photographs combine the grace and power of a ballet dancer in a different perspective. All the outfits for this art project were especially designed by Thomas Lempertz.
Photographs (c) Monica Menez
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.