from artistes to Japan
Since many years I work and dance
together with Japanese people. Over the years they became real friends and I
have deepest respect and love for this wonderful country, their people and
their talents. It is hard to take and hard to understand, what a horrible
tragedy happened to Japan. The pictures of the earthquake and the tsunami are
deep in our minds, followed by
Fukushima. My thoughts are with all the people suffering from this catastrophe,
who lost friends and family and their homes. I hope that the power and
community of the Japanese people will help the victims to find a way out of
this tragedy. All my heart is with you.
my career as a dancer, I made many trips to Japan. I was embraced by the
Japanese people and, in turn, I embraced the culture and people of that
country. There is beauty and reverence in so much that the Japanese people do.
Their culture has given us crafts such as ikebana, origami and lacquerware- performance such as bunraku,
kabuki, and noh. There are wonderful traditions like
the tea ceremony, fascinating gardens and there are amazing structures of
architecture. Behind all of those things are the people of Japan. People who
have supported dance and dancers.
people have suffered a blow dealt by the earthquake and devastating affects of
the tsunami. Being so far away it seemed impossible to make a meaningful
contribution to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of those affected.
have only played a small part in helping with this gala. You as audience
members are major donors as well as beneficiaries because you will see beauty
offered by these amazing and warm hearted artists. This is our gift-doing what
we know, dancing- which we hope in some way can be understood to mean
"arigato" (thank you) Japan.
My dear Japanese friends,
is what brings us power, hope ,inspiration and new strength
in these hard and difficult times.
am always with you and send you lots of love. yours Friedemann
was honoured to be asked to participate in this gala
performance for such a wonderful cause. I was as shocked as the rest of the
world when i saw the events unfolding in Japan, it is
an amazing country that i have visited on many an
occasion. I send all the survivors, hope and hearfelt
good wishes for the hard times ahead. All my thoughts are with Japan and its
Я ОЧЕНЬ ОБЯЗАН
ЯПОНИИ И ЛЮДЯМ ЖИВУЩИМ ТАМ,
ОНИ ВСЕГДА МНЕ ДАРИЛИ
И ЕСЛИ Я СМОГУ
СЕЙЧАС ИМ ПОМОЧЬ СВОИМ ТАНЦЕМ-БУДУ СЧАСТЛИВ!!!
a dancer and choreographer I am often invited to dance in Japan. I was for the
first time dancing in Tokyo when I was 16 years old. And since then I am there
almost every year. Dancing in almost all Japanese town with Hamburg ballet, or guesting in Tokyo with Paris Opera - Benjamin Pech's group and many times presenting my
and my twin brother's dancing group with our own artistic work, music and
choreography. Over the years I have become very close to this culture and I was
always amazed with the will of the people to help in any little request that
one has, the dedication to work, the perfection and ease in their work, the
love of the audience and just the open hearts they all have for art and artist
and anybody that is in little need of help! And the incredible kindness and
compassion of everyone. Over the years many people in Japan became my closes friends.
I do honestly love Japan and I feel horrible what had happen. But I know that
with art and dance we have the power to help. Therefore I have start to
organize a benefit dance gala in Dresden which is going to be on the 15th of
May 2011. And when Yasko asked me to come to Paris
and dance in benefit dance gala "Les Etoiles
pour le Japon" in Palais
de Congres, I immediately sad YES! It will be my
honored to help!!!!
am sending you all support and love that I can!!!! Please stay strong!
"Avec joie, amitie, respect et admiration, nous
dedions ce pas de deux au Japon,
Pays qui nous a immediatement seduit et toujours
A travers sa force, sa dignite et notre soutien, il se
Comme le phoenix, il renaitra de ses cendres." Julien & Katia
have always loved and enjoyed going to perform in Japan. For us dancers it's a
very especial country in which we're always welcomed with warmth and love. My
heart really went to them in front of this horrible catastrophe, and thought
this Gala I would like to participate in sending them all the support and love,
that they need in this difficult moments" Love, Lucia
friends and people of Japan,
this very difficult, horrible time, I think of you often, I send all my
positive thoughts your way and I morn with you for all the loved ones you have
lost in these past weeks. It is so
amazing and inspiring to see your humanity, and how you unite and help each
other and your country. Life is about love, humanity and helping one another
out in times of fear, disaster and sadness. You are a great and incredible example of
that and you inspire me and the whole world!
am with you, the whole world is. You are amazing people and you are an amazing
country. I wish I could be there
for you now to bring hope, help and comfort.
hope we, my friends and colleagues dancing here in Paris will help to relieve
your pain a little and give you hope and possibility.
all my love and thoughts, Marijn
don't know what I should write as message to everyone. I know that a lot of
people had extreme pain in their hearts.
almost don't know If by dancing I can help.
when I dance, I feel enlighten and very happy. It is like meditation.
are all connected to universe, our individual self is one with the entire
universe. The future lies in our hearts.
will dance for all the victims of this terrible accident as symbol of the
fundamental universe energy of life and love. I am sending you power and hope
that you can transfer all the suffering to happiness.
u strongly. Japan be strong!!!
I am very happy to be part
of this event, and hope that through this art form
we are able to help towards such a worthy
cause. My thoughts are with the families
and victims of those affected by the Japan earthquake. Carlos
I admire the calmness and courage the
people in Japan have shown whilst facing this tragedy. It's
heartbreaking to hear what has happened to
so many people, to so many lives. Japan is a wonderful country
with wonderful people! I'm happy I can do something for Japan by
participating in the gala "Les Etoiles pour le Japon" I'm thinking of you and sending you my
Twelve years ago, when I have visited Japan
for the first time, I fell in love with it right away.
Beautiful country, warm-hearted people, unique
culture, excellent food, wonderful energy and what is still impressing me
after many times being there since than is, that one feels always so welcome as for the first
time. Amazing! When I saw the first
pictures of this huge, terrible
catastrophe in news, I could not believe my
eyes. I felt very sad, helpless and at the same time I wanted to help so much, but
I did know how.
Dancing for the hope of the people who lost
their homes, families, friends and actually everything what they´ve had, is what
I do with all my heart.
Making this gala happening is a wonderful
thing and I’m happy to be part of it.
In my thoughts and deep in my heart, I´m with you, Japan!
with love, Roman
I perform a lot in Japan and I know the
Japanese as the most sincere and gentle people in the world.
What happened in Japan in March is really
awful. I offer my sincere condolences to the bereaved families and I grieve
with them. I wish strength to those who lost their loved ones and their homes.
And I admire the courage of the Japanese people, united in the face of this
My heart is with you.
" My Prays and hope goes to Japan and
to all the people who are still suffering there.
Japan has always given so much to the art
of ballet. It is good that ballet can give a little bit of new hope and some
help to the japanese people now. God bless you all."
Andrey Klemm, professor
“Helpless we all watched
this wonderful country been shadowed by this disaster. I am humble and full of respect
to see how brave the japanese people are. All my
loving thoughts goes to them. I am so grateful to be part of this event. To
able to give a little bit of love and hope to these whose lives are still shadowed.“