The Stuttgart Ballet blog

The Stuttgart Ballet blog

Welcome to our blog! With different categories we would like to invitie you to take a look behind the curtain: read all about our daily life on tour in our tour diary, about our dancers' guest appearances away in e-mail from... and take a walk down memory lane with on this day. Enjoy!
April 24th, 1967: Birth Sue Jin Kang
April 24th, 2022

TODAY 55 YEARS AGO, the ballerina and ballet director Sue Jin Kang was born in the South Korean capital Seoul. After initial ballet lessons in her hometown, she continued her studies at the Académie de Danse Classique Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo and won the Prix de Lausanne in 1985.
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April 12th, 1972: Birth Marco Goecke
April 12th, 2022

TODAY 50 YEARS AGO Marco Goecke was born. His unique, inimitable works make him one of the most important choreographers in Europe today. Born in Wuppertal, he initially trained at the ballet academy in Cologne ...
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March 21st, 1947: Birth Jiří Kylián
March 21st, 2022

TODAY 75 YEARS AGO, Jiří Kylián was born in Prague. His first childhood love was the circus, before he began ballet lessons at the age of nine. He initially received his professional dance education in his hometown before a scholarship took him to the Royal Ballet School in London.
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March 16th, 1901: Birth Walter Erich Schäfer
TODAY 121 YEARS AGO, Walter Erich Schäfer, later general director of the Württemberg State Theatres, was born near Ludwigsburg. Schäfer studied agriculture at his father's request, although he his true enthusiasms were theatre and literature. At the University of Tübingen he completed a further degree in philosophy as well as art history.
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February 10th, 2012: World Premiere Das Fräulein von S.
February 10th, 2022

TODAY 10 YEARS AGO, Christian Spuck's Das Fräulein von S. premiered. With this last story ballet as resident choreographer of the Stuttgart Ballet, Spuck dedicated himself to E.T.A. Hoffmann's novella Das Fräulein von Scuderi.
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January 13th, 1926/1930: Birth Kurt-Heinz Stolze
January 13th, 2022

TODAY 96 OR 92 YEARS AGO Kurt-Heinz Stolze was born in Hamburg. His exact year of birth is unclear. According to his personnel file at the Württemberg State Theatres, he was born in 1930.
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December 1st, 1971: Founding John Cranko School
December 1st, 2021

TODAY 50 YEARS AGO, the John Cranko School was founded in Stuttgart. Its namesake dreamed of an academy from which the dancers of his company would grow. 1971, ten years after John Cranko became director of the Stuttgart Ballet, his dream came true ...
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November 27th, 1921: Birth Fritz Höver
November 27th, 2021

TODAY 100 YEARS AGO Fritz Höver was born. The founder of the Stuttgart based Noverre Society promoted ballet in Stuttgart and initiated the now legendary platform Noverre: Young Choreographers.
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November 18th, 1976: World Premiere Urlicht
November 18th, 2021

TODAY 45 YEARS AGO, William Forsythe's Urlicht premiered. It was the very first piece of the choreographer who was to revolutionise ballet in the following decades. He created Urlicht for the Young Choreographers' Evening of the Noverre Society, ...
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