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!
October 11th 1918: Birthday Jerome Robbins
October 11th, 2020

TODAY 102 YEARS AGO, Jerome Robbins was born in New York. Like few others, he was a man of the theater and received equal recognition for his ballets and musicals.

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October 5th 1944: Birthday Richard Cragun
October 5th, 2020


TODAY 76 YEARS AGO Richard Cragun was born in Sacramento, California. 17 years later, John Cranko engaged the American for the Stuttgart Ballet, where he was one of the company’s most famous and versatile dancers.
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June 27th 2001: Young Choreographers
June 27th, 2020

On this day 19 years, several artists were discovered at the Young Choreographers evening of the Noverre Society: Rolando D’Alesio, Alejandro Cerrudo and Peter Quanz and Marco Goecke.
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June 26th 1973: John Cranko’s Death
June 26th, 2020

On this day 47 years ago John Cranko died on a return flight from the United States. Two days earlier the company had given his version of Swan Lake in Philadelphia and went on board with the prospect of a summer vacation.
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June 10th 1969: Opening Night in New York
June 10th, 2020

On this day 51 years ago, the Stuttgart Ballet performed in New York City for the first time. On June 10th, 1969, John Crankos Onegin opened a series of performances running for a total of three weeks at the Metropolitan Opera House.
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May 21st 1978: World Premiere My Brother, My Sisters
May 21st, 2020

On this day 42 years ago Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet about siblings living in claustrophobic isolation premiered in Stuttgart.
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May 17th 1975: Premiere Return To A Strange Land
May 17th, 2020

On this day 45 years ago Jiří Kylián’s final version of Return To A Strange Land was premiered. A year earlier, the Czech choreographer had created a first version dedicated to John Cranko, who had died in 1973.
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May 10th, 1987: Premiere The Sleeping Beauty
May 10th, 2020

ON THIS DAY … 33 years ago Marcia Haydée’s The Sleeping Beauty saw the light of day. Having danced in numerous versions during the course of her career, the prima ballerina / ballet director / choreographer finally decided to mount her own production of this beloved fairytale in 1987. And how she did it!
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Tour Diary
China / November 2019 (Day 10)
November 4th, 2019

The day of our second performance has arrived. As sometimes happens on tour with a debut! Clemens Fröhlich danced the role of Prince Gremin for the first time. Naturally, this adds to the excitement of the Performance.
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