Guest star in “Manon” – Friedemann Vogel
On 13 and 22 February the role of De Grieux in ballet “Manon” will be danced by Friedemann Vogel from Stuttgart Ballet.
Friedemann Vogel received his ballet training at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart and subsequently received the John Gilpin scholarship to study with Marika Besobrasova at the Académie de Danse Classique Princesse Grasse in Monaco.
At the beginning of the season 1998/99 he became a member of the Corps de ballet at the Stuttgart Ballet. He was promoted Demi Soloist in 2000/01 and to Soloist at the beginning of the next season. Since June 2002 Friedemann Vogel is a Principal Dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet. His repertoire includes the title roles in Balanchine’s “Apollo” and Bintley’s “Edward II”, Prince Siegfried (Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”), Duke Albrecht (Adam’s “Giselle”), James (Bournonville’s “La Sylphide”), Prince Désiré (Tchaikvosky’s “The Sleeping Beauty”), Pas de deux “The Lovers” (Béjart’s “Gaîté Parisienne”), Colas (Ashton’s “La fille mal gardée”), Poet (Fokine’s “Les Sylphides”), Lenski and pas de deux (Cranko’s “Onegin”), Romeo (Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet”), as well as leading roles in the works of John Neumeier, Mauro Bigonzetti, Kenneth MacMillan, Hans van Manen, Uwe Scholz, Jean Christoph Maillot among others. Many renowned choreographers have created roles especially for him: Christian Spuck (“Carlotta’s Portrait”, “Nocturne”), Wayne McGregor (“Eden/Eden”), Marco Goecke (“Fancy Goods”, “Orlando”), Itzik Galil (“Mono Lisa”), Derek Dean (“The Sleeping Beauty”), Jean Christophe Blavier (“Two Pieces of Matter agains the Gravitational Force”), etc.
He has shown his outstanding talent by winning several international ballet competition awards. In 1997, he won the Prix de Lausanne, the Junior Gold medal at the Prix de Luxembourg and at the Eurocity Competition in Italy. In the following year he successfully took part in the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, USA. In 2002 he also won the much-coveted Erik-Bruhn-Prize for young dancers in Toronto with the Pas de deux from “In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated” (William Forsythe). In 2005 he was named several times in the category “Outstanding Dancer” in the critics’ choice of the magazine ballettanz and again in 2009. In 2010 he was appointed “Dancer of the year” by the magazine tanz. In September 2012 he was awarded the “Positano Premio la Danza – Leonide Massine” as the best international male dancer. In June 2012 Friedemann Vogel received the Danza&Danza-Award as Best Dancer, amongst others for his interpretation of Jean de Brienne in Raymonda (Sergej Vikharev) at the Scala in Milan in October 2011. He has been invited to dance as a guest artist by the most prestigious companies, such as the Mariinsky Theatre, the Bolshoi Theatre, Teatro alla Scala, the National Ballet of China, the English National Ballet, the Tokyo Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, the Bayerisches Staatsballett, Royal Swedish Ballet, Béjart Ballet Lausanne among many others.
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