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January 22nd, 1904: Birth George Balanchine
January 22nd, 2021

TODAY 117 YEARS AGO George Balanchine saw the light of day and was to become one of the most important choreographers of the 20th century. Born Giorgi Balanchivadze in St. Petersburg ...
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January 16th, 1961: John Cranko is appointed Ballet Director
January 16th, 2021

TODAY 60 YEARS AGO John Cranko was appointed Ballet Director of the Württemberg State Theatres. The then 33-year-old was considered a talented shooting star from the Royal Ballet in London.
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December 2nd, 1962: Premiere Romeo and Juliet
December 2nd, 2020

TODAY 58 YEARS AGO, the Stuttgart Ballet in its present incarnation was born with John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet. John Cranko had come to the Württemberg State Theatres two years earlier as Artistic Director ...
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November 29th, 2002: German Premiere Dances at a Gathering
November 29th, 2020

TODAY 18 YEARS AGO, our former Artistic Director Reid Anderson brought Jerome Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering to Germany. After persistent efforts, the Stuttgart Ballet became the first German ensemble to receive permission from the Jerome Robbins Trust to dance the masterpiece.
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November 4th, 1978: World Premiere The Lady of the Camellias
November 4th, 2020

42 YEARS AGO TODAY, John Neumeier's The Lady of the Camellias premiered with the Stuttgart Ballet. In the title role of the tragic courtesan Marguerite Gautier, Marcia Haydée elicited a storm of enthusiasm in the deeply moved public.
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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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