Louis Stiens

Demi Soloist

Louis Stiens

Demi Soloist
On stage at
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Premiere
The Seven Deadly Sins
Sat 2. Feb / 20:00
Schauspielhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Seven Deadly Sins
Thu 7. Feb / 20:00
Schauspielhaus / Lower Foyer Play House 19:15
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Seven Deadly Sins
Tue 12. Feb / 20:00
Schauspielhaus / Lower Foyer Play House 19:15
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Seven Deadly Sins
Sun 17. Feb / 19:00
Schauspielhaus / Lower Foyer Play House 18:15
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Seven Deadly Sins
Mon 25. Feb / 20:00
Schauspielhaus / Lower Foyer Play House 19:15
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Seven Deadly Sins
Sat 2. Mar
Schauspielhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Seven Deadly Sins
Sun 10. Mar
Schauspielhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Seven Deadly Sins
Sat 23. Mar
Schauspielhaus
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

The Seven Deadly Sins
Sat 30. Mar
Schauspielhaus
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Vita

Louis Stiens was born and raised in Munich, Germany. In 1997 he started his ballet training at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung in his hometown. In 2009 he came to Stuttgart to continue his training at the John Cranko Schule. He graduated in 2011. In the season 2011/12 he joined the Stuttgart Ballet as an apprentice, the following season he was taken into the Corps de ballet. In 2016 he was promoted to Demi Soloist.

He danced his first solo role with the Stuttgart Ballet already during his time as apprentice: in John Cranko’s The Lady and the Fool he performed Bootface.

Louis Stiens is also a young choreographer and created several own works until now. The Pas de deux Ohne Titel was choreographed in the context of a workshop at the Heinz-Bosl Stiftung in 2009. He created Mäuse (2010) and Still Light (2011) for Robert Robinson, also student at the John Cranko Schule. Jesus Home, the second choreography for the „Young Choreographers“ of the Noverre-Society has been danced by five dancers. One year later Christoph followed, his third choreography for the Noverre Society. For Mäuse the young choreographer won the First Prize at the beo-Competition for Vocational Schools in 2011. On the occasion of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix  Louis Stiens’ choreography Sit back premiered in the Porsche-Arena. In November 2012 the choreography for Dancer in the Dark (Co-Production Schauspiel Stuttgart/ Stuttgart Ballet) premiered which Louis Stiens and Marco Goecke created. In 2014 Reid Anderson commissioned him to create his first pieces for the Stuttgart Ballet. His second piece followed in 2017, 2018 his ballet Skinny. Furthermore he created several pieces for other companies.
Portrait Louis Stiens
© Carlos Quezada
Photo Carlos Quezada

repertoire

Leading Roles and Solo Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • Are you as big as me? (Roman Novitzky)
  • Arena (Glen Tetley)
  • Brouillards (John Cranko): Hommage à S. Pickwick Esq., General Lavine Eccentric
  • Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra): Sancho Pansa
  • Forgotten Land (Jiri Kylián): Couple in Pink
  • Kammerballett (Hans van Manen)
  • Krabat (Demis Volpi): Lyschko, Juro
  • La fille mal gardée (Frederick Ashton): Alain, Widow Simone
  • Le Chant du Rossignol (Marco Goecke)
  • Le Spectre de la Rose (Marco Goecke)
  • Leonce and Lena (Christian Spuck): Court chaplain
  • Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy (Christian Spuck): Schigolch
  • Orphée et Euridice (Staging, Choreography: Christian Spuck)
  • Pineapple Poll (John Cranko): Jasper
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): Benvolio, Carnival dance, Mercutio
  • Solo (Hans van Manen)
  • The Four Temperaments (George Balanchine): Second Theme
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko): Bootface
  • The Second Detail (William Forsythe)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée): Catalabutte, Puss in Boots
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Petrucchio's servant, Gremio
  • Variations for Two Couples (Hans van Manen): Solo
  • workwithinwork (William Forsythe)

Specially created Roles
  • Lucid Dream (Marco Goecke)
  • No Men’s Land (Edward Clug): Solo role
  • The Carnival of the Animals (Demis Volpi)
Specially created Roles at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers
  • Arpatruf (Shaked Heller)
  • Hiraeth (Wubkje Kuindersma)
  • Sketched Skin (Wubkje Kuindersma)

Corps de ballet Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • Bolero (Maurice Béjart)
  • Brouillards (John Cranko)
  • Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra)
  • Gaîté parisienne (Maurice Béjart)
  • Giselle (after Coralli, Perrot, Petipa)
  • Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko)
  • Jeu de Cartes (John Cranko)
  • Krabat (Demis Volpi)
  • La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss after August Bournonville)
  • Le Sacre du Printemps (Glen Tetley)
  • Onegin (John Cranko)
  • Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko)
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko)
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko)
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée after Marius Petipa)
  • The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko)

own choreographies

  • Ohne Titel World premiere in 2009 in the context of a Workshop at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung
  • Mäuse World premiere at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers, on June 9th, 2010, Stuttgart Ballet
  • Still Light World premiere during a performance of the John Cranko School, on February 26th, 2011, Chamber Theater
  • Jesus Home World premiere at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers, on July 13th, 2011, Stuttgart Ballet
  • Judith World Premiere during the “Aktion Weihnachten” on December 11th, 2011, Stuttgarter Ballet
  • Pollution World premiere at the performance “Music and Ballet” of the Orchesterverein Stuttgart, on March 5th, 2012, Liederhalle Stuttgart
  • Sit back World premiere on occasion of the finale at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2012, on April 29th, 2012, Porsche-Arena Stuttgart
  • Christoph World premiere at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers, on May 23rd, 2012, Stuttgart Ballet
  • Dancer in the Dark Choreography: Marco Goecke/Louis Stiens, Premiere of the Co-Production of Schauspiel Stuttgart/ Stuttgart Ballet on November 28th, 2012, Stuttgart Ballet
  • Sturm World premiere on May 16th, 2013
  • Slam World premiere in the Projektraum Lotte, Stuttgart, on June 29th, 2013
  • en mouvement Cooperation with the composer Oliver Frick and the Ensemble cross.art, World premiere on October 29th, 2013, Treffpunkt Rotebühlplatz Stuttgart
  • Armour World premiere on occasion of the finale at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2014, on April 27th, 2014, Porsche-Arena Stuttgart
  • High Commissioned work, World premiere during the mixed evening "Dance Lab" on May 23rd, 2014, Stuttgart Ballet
  • The Boy World premiere at Aktion Weihnachten on December 7th, 2014, Stuttgart Ballet
  • MatchBox World premiere on occasion of the finale at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2015, on April 20th, 2015, Porsche-Arena Stuttgart
  • At Gardens World premiere with the TanzCompany Innsbruck on May 30th, 2015
  • Last Romance World premiere at "Aktion Weihnachten" on December 6th, 2015, Stuttgart Ballet
  • SAP World premiere at "Behind the Scenes" on April 24th, 2016, Stuttgart Ballet
  • Qi World premiere as part of the double bill Night Pieces on March 24th, 2017, Stuttgart Ballet
  • Skinny World premiere during the mixed evening “The Fab Five” on March 23rd, 2018, Stuttgart Ballet