Friedemann Vogel for Encens Magazine

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

"One of a Kind" by Jiří Kylián with the Stuttgart Ballet

Agnes Su and Friedemann in “One of a Kind” Photo (c) Stuttgart Ballet

Agnes Su and Friedemann in “One of a Kind” Photo (c) Stuttgart Ballet

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.

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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. 

Japan Tour with the Stuttgart Ballet

Friedemann Vogel as Onegin (c) Kiyonori Hasegawa

Friedemann Vogel as Onegin (c) Kiyonori Hasegawa

For the third time in 2018, Friedemann will be performing in Japan! This time, he will be on tour with his company, Stuttgart Ballet, to perform two celebrated John Cranko classics: Onegin and Swan Lake. A big fan of Japan, Friedemann is happy to go back again so soon, to dance the title role in Onegin on 2nd November and Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake on 9th November, with Alicia Amatriain as his Tatjana and Odile/Odette in the respective ballets. He will also perform Swan Lake with her again in Hyogo on 17th November.

"Shades of White" with the Stuttgart Ballet

Friedemann Vogel in Konzert für Flöte und Harfe (c) Stuttgart Ballet

Friedemann Vogel in Konzert für Flöte und Harfe (c) Stuttgart Ballet

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.

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Friedemann Vogel in Sleeping Beauty with the Royal Swedish Ballet

Nadja Sellrup and Friedemann Vogel (c) Royal Swedish Ballet

Nadja Sellrup and Friedemann Vogel (c) Royal Swedish Ballet

For the first time in several years, Friedemann will reprise his romantic role as Prince Désiré to awaken the sleeping Princess Aurora with a kiss, in one of the greatest classical ballets. As guest artist of the Royal Swedish Ballet, Friedemann will give two performances of Marcia Haydée's Sleeping Beauty, on 15th and 29th September.

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Friedemann Vogel featured in Vogue Taiwan

Photo (c) Leslie Kee for Vogue Taiwan 2018

Photo (c) Leslie Kee for Vogue Taiwan 2018

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.

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The World Ballet Festival in Tokyo Japan

Friedemann Vogel by Baki Photographer

Friedemann Vogel by Baki Photographer

Following his performance with Tokyo Ballet as guest artist in spring, Friedemann is thrilled to go back to Japan for the second time this year, for the World Ballet Festival in summer. This will be his sixth participation in the much anticipated triennial event, and Friedemann is looking forward to dancing with fellow ballet stars from around the world again from 1st to 15th August in Tokyo.  DETAILS & TICKETS

Bolshoi Theatre "World Ballet Stars Gala" Moscow

Friedemann Vogel at Bolshoi Theatre (c) Roman Novitzky

Friedemann Vogel at Bolshoi Theatre (c) Roman Novitzky

To celebrate the bicentenary of the legendary French dancer and choreographer Marius Petipa, the Bolshoi Ballet will be organising a World Ballet Stars Gala on 31st May and 1st June, bringing Friedemann back to one of his favourite stages at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, where he will be performing the Mirror pas de deux from Onegin with Prima Ballerina of Bolshoi Theatre Olga Smirnova

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Manon with Rome Opera Ballet in Rome

Eleonora Abagnato and Friedemann Vogel (c) Yasuko Kageyama/ TOR

Eleonora Abagnato and Friedemann Vogel (c) Yasuko Kageyama/ TOR

Having worked closely together with the Rome Opera Ballet on Roland Petit’s La Chauvre Souris in 2016, Friedemann is looking forward to return to Rome as guest artist at the company again in May 2018, this time to perform Kenneth McMillan’s celebrated classic Manon with their Artistic Director and Paris Opera Ballet Étoile Eleonora Abbagnato. Whilst Friedemann and Eleonora have danced together before, this will be their first partnership for this beloved ballet tragedy. Friedemann will reprise his critically acclaimed role of Chevalier Des Grieux end of May at Teatro Costanzi in Rome.

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Polina & Friends Gala Berlin

Polina Semionova and Friedemann Vogel (c) Charles Tandy

Polina Semionova and Friedemann Vogel (c) Charles Tandy

Friedemann is honored to be invited to perform at the “Polina & Friends” Gala at the Staatsballett Berlin on 17th May, where his celebrated partnership with his fellow Kammertänzerin Polina Semionova will be a highlight of this much anticipated and exclusive programme.

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Oberon with the Tokyo Ballet in Tokyo, Japan

Friedemann Vogel (c) Baki Photographer

Friedemann Vogel (c) Baki Photographer

Following his premiere in Sir Frederick Ashton’s The Dream with Sarasota Ballet in March , Friedemann will reprise his role as Oberon as guest artist with the Tokyo Ballet on 28 and 30 Apr at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. Friedemann has not performed in Tokyo since his last tour there in 2015 with Stuttgart Ballet, and is excited to be back in one of his favourite cities, as well as to collaborate with the Tokyo Ballet again.

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Fashion for Men feature

 
Friedemann Vogel (c)  Milan Vukmirovic

Friedemann Vogel (c) Milan Vukmirovic

Friedemann is thrilled to be featured in the 7th edition of the annual Fashion for Men magazine, newly launched at Colette in Paris, and available soon in fashion & design capitals around the world. It was a total joy for Friedemann to work with the magazine’s founder Milan Vukmirovic himself for the photo shoot. Friedemann was dressed by Fendi, making this his second collaboration with the Italian luxury brand for a magazine feature. 

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Gala Hivernales de la Danse in Belgium

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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.

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"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

Swan Lake with the Stuttgart Ballet in Stuttgart

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel in Swan Lake (c) Stuttgart Ballet

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel in Swan Lake (c) Stuttgart Ballet

It is always a pleasure to dance Swan Lake, especially when it has been a while since Friedemann’s last performance of this ever-popular ballet. Friedemann is looking forward to reprising his role as Prince Siegfried and being torn between Alicia Amatriain’s Odile and Odette, for the opening night of this John Cranko classic on 6 December in Stuttgart. More performances to follow later in the month. 

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Ashton's The Dream with Sarasota Ballet, Florida

Photo (c) Baki

Photo (c) Baki

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.

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Sir Anthony Dowell, Katelyn May, Friedemann Vogel, Victoria Hulland (c) Sarasota Ballet

Sir Anthony Dowell, Katelyn May, Friedemann Vogel, Victoria Hulland (c) Sarasota Ballet

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50th anniversary of John Cranko's Onegin at Stuttgart Ballet

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Friedemann will be reprising the dramatic role of Onegin, this time with Alicia Amatriain as Tatjana, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Cranko's Onegin at Stuttgart Ballet, where it all began. Friedemann can't wait to perform this Cranko classic in its entirety again on 27th October. More performances in November.

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Romeo and Juliet in Singapore

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Having made his debut as Onegin in Singapore in 2014, Friedemann is excited to return with Stuttgart Ballet to The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, to perform another John Cranko classic: Romeo & Juliet. Friedemann will be dancing Romeo for one night only on 12th October, with Alicia Amatriain as his Juliet.  

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Pure Cranko

Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Friedemann is looking forward to opening the new Stuttgart Ballet season with Brouillards, part of the Pure Cranko gala to commemorate the 90th birthday of John Cranko this year, with three performances on 3rd, 6th and 7th October. Created in 1970 for the Stuttgart Ballet , Brouillards – meaning “Mist” in French – comprises a series of episodes, and derived its inspiration from the piano preludes of Debussy written from 1910 to 1913. 

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