Ballet Week with the Stuttgart Ballet

Friedemann Vogel (c) Youn Sik Kim

Friedemann Vogel (c) Youn Sik Kim

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.

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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

Friedemann Vogel as Armand in The Lady of the Camellias

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel in  The Lady of the Camellias (c) Hidemi Seto

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel in The Lady of the Camellias (c) Hidemi Seto

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. 

"Encounters" with the Stuttgart Ballet

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Stuttgarter Ballett

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Stuttgarter Ballett

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

Ballet Star Gala in Taipei


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.

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PRIX BALLET2000 for Friedemann Vogel

Friedemann Vogel (c) Hidemi Seto

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 Duponttoile of the Paris Opéra Ballet and the new director of the company). 


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Friedemann Vogel with the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St.Petersburg

Friedemann Vogel in Giselle (c) Jack Devant

Friedemann will dance Count Albrecht in Giselle, ou Les Wilis on 04.October 2015 on the Mikhailovsky Theatre’s stage.

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Nureyev Gala in Vienna

Friedemann Vogel in Songs of a wayfarer (c) GMPress

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. 

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Friedemann Vogel photographed by Monica Menez

Friedemann Vogel Photo (c) Monica Menez

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 Vogel Photo (c) Monica Menez

Kings of the Dance

Kings of the Dance in St.Petersburg                 Photo (c) Charles Evans                     (left to right) Denis Matvienko, Marcelo Gomes, FriedemannVogel, Ivan Vassiliev, Herman Cornejo

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.

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Friedemann Vogel with the Mikhailovsky Theatre St.Petersburg

Friedemann Vogel  in Messerer's Class Concert

(c) Mikhailovsky Theatre

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. 

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Friedemann Vogel rehearsing with Mikhail Messerer at Mikhailovsky Theatre