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!
Nutcracker Diary
November 25 - The day of the premiere of The Nutcracker.
We are all very much looking forward to tonight's premiere and are excited to see how you - our audience – will like The Nutcracker.

Photos: Roman Novitzky
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Nutcracker Diary
November 24 – 1 day to go until the premiere
Tomorrow is the day: The Nutcracker will finally have its premiere. Today we pass by the make-up department where the dancers get their make-up and hair done for the last stage rehearsals.

Photos: Roman Novitzky
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Nutcracker Diary
November 23 – 2 days to go until the premiere
To get you all in the Nutcracker mood, today we invite you to take a walk through the corridors of the Opera House. As the premiere is getting noticeably closer, costumes and props for the ballet can be found on almost every corner of the opera house.

Photos: Roman Novitzky
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Nutcracker Diary
November 22 – 3 days to go until the premiere
In her toy collection Clara has not only dolls, harlequins, butterflies and the Nutcracker, but also toreros. Seen here are Martino Semenzato, Fabio Adorisio and Timoor Afshar.

Photos: Roman Novitzky
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Nutcracker Diary
November 21 – 4 days to go until the premiere
Today we take a peek at a rehearsal for one of the first scenes of the second act. Included in this rehearsal are Clara, Drosselmeyer, butterflies and Fritz and his friends.

Photos: Roman Novitzky
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Nutcracker Diary
November 20 – 5 days to go until the premiere
Legendary designer Jürgen Rose has been creating sets and costumes for the Stuttgart Ballet for 60 years. As was to be expected, he has worked his magic again for The Nutcracker. Some detailed insights into the costumes can be found here.

Photos: Roman Novitzky
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Nutcracker Diary
November 19 – 6 days to go until the premiere
Students of the John Cranko School are also on stage for The Nutcracker. Choreographer Edward Clug has of course also taken time for the youngest dancers and created a special choreography just for them.

Photos: Roman Novitzky
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Nutcracker Diary
November 18 – 7 days to go until the premiere
How much work goes into producing a new full-length ballet? In “The Making Of… The Nutcracker” we take you on an trip behind the scenes to see what we have been up to these last six weeks. This lovely new short film was made by our Artist in Residence Roman Novitzky.

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Nutcracker Diary
November 17 – 8 days to go until the premiere
The final touches are being made to the sets and props in our workshops. Plates and toys are being painted and final color adjustments are being made to props such as the butterfly nets.

Photos: Roman Novitzky
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