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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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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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