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!
On this day
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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November 6th, 1893: Death Peter Tchaikovsky
November 6th, 2021

TODAY 128 YEARS AGO, Peter Tchaikovsky died in St Petersburg, shortly after his Symphony No. 6 had been premiered to great acclaim. He was born in 1840 in a small Russian town near the Ural Mountains.
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October 12, 1971: World Premiere Song of My People
October 12, 2021

TODAY 50 YEARS AGO, John Cranko's Song of My People – Forest-People – Sea (originally Ami Yam Ami Ya'ar) premiered in Israel with the Batsheva Dance Company. Cranko was enthusiastic about other cultures and was particularly fascinated by Israel.
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September 29th, 1973: First Tour to Japan
September 29th, 2021

TODAY 48 YEARS AGO, the Stuttgart Ballet gave its first performance in front of a Japanese audience, laying the foundation for many decades of a wonderful and fruitful cultural exchange.
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September 22nd, 1944: Birth Birgit Keil
September 22nd, 2021

TODAY 77 YEARS AGO Birgit Keil was born in the former Sudetenland. After graduating from the ballet school of the Württemberg State Theatres, John Cranko engaged her at the Stuttgart Ballet ...
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April 18th, 2021: Birth Marcia Haydée
April 18th, 2021

TODAY 84 YEARS AGO, Marcia Haydée was born - a prima ballerina beyond compare, one of the main protagonists of the “Stuttgart Ballet Miracle” and an icon in the world of dance. Born in Rio de Janeiro, ...
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April 1st, 1949: Birth Reid Anderson
April 1st, 2021

TODAY 72 YEARS AGO, former Artistic Director of the Stuttgart Ballet Reid Anderson was born in New Westminster, Canada. Happy birthday Reid! In January 1969, he joined the Stuttgart Ballet ...
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