Name: Tatiana Age: 21 Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
First exposure to Tanz: at first i`ve seen posters here in St.P. in the autumn of 2011, but only in the end of 2012 my friend`s said “hey, i`ve heard it`s really cool thing, let`s go!”. And then i was like “wow! vampires! germanvampires! oh yes! *___* ” Favourite cast recording: mix of all german-language recordings )
Favourite Krolock: Kevin Tarte, Ivan Ozhogin and Sven Tummeleer a little Favourite major character: Count Favourite minor character: Herbert Other favourites among cast: Magda
Favourite song: die unstillbare Gier Favourite costume: Herbert`s gothic vinyl costume ) Favourite Tanzblr meme: -
Best memory: 1st hour after the show ) Which shows did you see and how often: only 1 time (it is fixable )) and only in St.P. (it is fixable too)) Secret wish: to dance and to sing during the Tanz, and other people would be like “O____o ?!” Best actual dream: to watch Tanz in Berlin
Other stuff you wanna say: only Tanz, and nothing hurts =)
First exposure to Tanz: Spring 2012 when I was finding something to practice my German with. Favourite cast recording: The Original Vienna cast and Vámpírok bálja
Favourite Krolock: I like Steve Barton and Ivan Ozhogin equally. Favourite major character: Krolock Favourite minor character: Herbert Other favourites among cast: Personally, I think Koukol is underrated. I like human Magda, not vampire Magda as much, but I don’t know why.
Favourite song: Tough question, either die unstillbare Gier or Carpe Noctem Favourite costume: Sarah’s ballgown from Vámpírok bálja Favourite Tanzblr meme: Drunklock!
Best memory: When I found out that Ivan was taking over as Krolock in Berlin. Which shows did you see and how often: I’m seeing it for the first time on 14 August in Berlin. I have a front row ticket and I can’t wait! Secret wish: To hug Alfred, because I think he needs one. Best actual dream: To meet Ivan and Vanni Viscusi at the stage door.
Other stuff you wanna say: I love tanzblr and all you guys!
Name: Michaela (but I’m used to a lot of different names though XD) Age: 28 Location: Germany
First exposure to Tanz: I don’t remember exactly but some time before September 2002 since I first watched it then… Favourite cast recording: Probably the Vienna Revival Cast Recording but I quite like the Original one too…
Favourite Krolock: Difficult question, I like them all for different reasons but I have to say Ivan impressed me with his performance and through some accidental stroke of luck (yeah that’s pretty much the reason I’m even here now!) I came across some videos of Rostislav Kolpakov’s performance and now that was some inspiring experience… Favourite major character: The Krolock’s (both of them) and Abronsius! Favourite minor character: Magda and Black and White Vampire equally~ Other favourites among cast: I like them all with their little quirks!
Favourite song: Carpe Noctem, Wenn Liebe in die ist and Bücher Favourite costume: The Krolocks again and does Csaba’s Black Vampire ‘attire’ count as costume? Favourite Tanzblr meme: I don’t know, I’m new to this, I’ll have to have a look into this^^
Best memory: Watching the show life always is an amazing memory but I guess if I have to choose a specific one it’ll be the second time I watched the show when… well you know how Herbert sings Sarah’s ‘Aahh~’ part in the beginning of ‘Wenn Liebe in dir ist’? Although I knew what’ll happen I was pretty surprise because there literally was no way to tell that it was Herbert singing, he hit the very same notes… sadly I have no idea who played Herbert then… Which shows did you see and how often: Two times in Stuttgart (2002 and 2010) and then once in Berlin now a little over a week ago. Secret wish: Watch it again and actually meet some of the actors! Best actual dream: Shortly before our journey to Berlin I dreamed that I was a little late on my way back from the toilet to my seat and got cornered and bitten by the Graf personally. But I went to my seat after all grinning and bloody and enjoyed the rest of the show… not caring that I was a major distraction for the other audience people around me.
Other stuff you wanna say: Ooh.. where to start! I hope we can be friends, I’d like that a lot!
Name: Katerina Age: 27 Location: St.Petersburg, Russia
First exposure to Tanz: Spring 2012, by an accident :) Favourite cast recording: no such, there’re just unloved casts
Favourite Krolock: Jan Ammann/Ivan Ozhogin Favourite major character: Graf von Krolock Favourite minor character: Herbert Other favourites among cast: Magda, Black Vampire
Favourite song: Finale, Totale Finsternis, Tanzsaal Favourite costume: von Krolock’s Favourite Tanzblr meme: all of them with no exception
Best memory: first time that I saw Ewigkeit sitting in the parquete Which shows did you see and how often: 6 times in SPb Secret wish: Just once to feel the same that Sarah feels when von Krolock is biting Best actual dream: to see Jan Ammann performing Krolock alive
Other stuff you wanna say: Thank you for Tanzblr, you’re great!
First exposure to Tanz: 2005, I think. About the same time I really started obsessing about maestro Jim Steinman.
Favourite cast recording: The original Viennese.
Favourite Krolock: Steve Barton.
Favourite major character: Krolock, unless we talk about the Finnish non-replica, then it has to be the professor.
Favourite minor character: Herbert
Other favourites among cast: Uh, the list! It’s so long! Ville Salonen, Cornelia Zenz, Florian Fetterle, Ross McDermott, from the top of my head.
Favourite song: Hm, being a Steinmaniac it’s hard to choose, but I think I have to go with Carpe Noctem. It’s everything I love about Tanz and musically just brilliant. Also lovely, lovely lyrics…well, if only someone would fix the latin.
Favourite costume: Depends who’s in the costume. In general, Krolock’s Tanzsaal costume.
Favourite Tanzblr meme: DRUNKLOCK!
Best memory: Last winter of 2011-2012. All of it. All 24 shows of Vampyyrien Tanssi and the amazing people I met :)
Which shows did you see and how often:
See above. Sadly I have too many things here in Finland to spend money on. I’ve never been out of country. Too poor.
First exposure to Tanz: 28 July 2005 - ‘Die Größten Musicalhits ZDF’ I watched at my aunts place in Germany. I’ve got very fasinated by the number one of that list. ‘Totale Finsternis’ sung by Jessica Kessler and Thomas Borchert. I can’t explain what it was. I never heard of ‘Tanz der Vampire’ and I didn’t love musicals in a way that I now do. So I’ve got really fasinated by it (maybe it was the look in the camera of Thomas :P). Every since that day TDV kept keep in my mind.
On 8 August 2009 I saw my first live show in Oberhausen on THE Chair (The ‘Gott ist Tot’ Chair).
Favourite cast recording: From the officials all of them! It depend in which mood I am.
Favourite Krolock: Drew Sarich (from all the Krolock’s that I live have seen in a show - Saw: Jan Ammann, Kevin Tarte, Hans Peter Janssens) There isn’t a worse Krolock, but there is always a better one. I like the interpretation, acting, make-up, costume, singing a lot from Drew. My opinion is based on all of those points.
Favourite major character: Krolock
Favourite minor character: Herbert, otherwise Black Vampire
Other favourites among cast: (That I’ve seen live) Melanie Ortner, Dennis Jankowiak, Sven Prüwer, Csaba Nagy, Gernot Romic, Paula Juliana Ferreira, Goele de Raedt, Marcella Morelli, Barbara Obermeier, Veit Schäfermeier, Robert d. Marx, Florian Soyka, Sebastian Smulders, Gernot Kranner, Niels Jacobs, Michaël Zanders, Frank Hoelen…OMG so many names…just all the tanzies!!
Favourite song: All of them! Without there isn’t a show called ‘Tanz der Vampire’
Favourite costume: The purple Ewigkeit dress (Oberhausen) of Eva Maria Bender or the blue boat Ewigkeit dress of Sanne Mieloo (Antwerp)
Favourite Tanzblr meme: They’re all unique! Briljant!
Best memory: On 8 August 2009 going alone (by that time I knew nobody who liked Tanz..) to the show in Oberhausen. I saw a Summer discount on the internet. And I had to go..no matter what! I’ve to see a show, it’s so close from where I live and maybe I don’t have the opportunity to go again to watch the show - *giglles when I wrote this down* So I booked the seat on the left side before the stairs where the Graf is walking down after ‘Gott ist Tot’. Wooooow! Jan looked at me when he came down from the stairs. Sven Prüwer fell from the Stairs and landed almost on my lap at the Finale :P
And 19 September 2010 we got all dressed up as a charater and went to a show in Antwerp. Those faces from everybody! :D
Which shows did you see and how often:
8 August 2009 - Oberhausen (Jan Ammann, Anne Hoth - Tibor Héger etc.)
To dance in the Ensemble (especially the Ewigkeit and Finale scene)
To be the Sarah double and dance with Csaba Nagy and Gernot Romic
Or just watch the show from backstage
Best actual dream: Pie fight after the Ewigkeit scene.
Other stuff you wanna say: Hello Tanzblr! * Ask me the favo Krolock question again after seeing a ‘new’ Krolock in the August show. It can be Florian Soyka, Thomas Borchert or Sven Tummeleer. And what I’ve seen from Thomas (the Berlin vids) and what he did on his concerts, I think Drew has to ‘fear’ for his favo Krolock spot on my list :P
First exposure to Tanz: December 2009 Favourite cast recording: I don’t know - there are too much. I really like the oldest from Vienna and the 10th anniversary.
Favourite Krolock: Thomas Borchert Favourite major character: Herbert. And Alfred. Favourite minor character: White vampire (cute and yumm) Other favourites among cast: Black vampire (yumm)
Favourite song: Carpe Noctem Favourite costume: the white vampire during Carpe Noctem. I love this white Alfred nightmare costume so much. Simple, but wonderful. Favourite Tanzblr meme: All of them! :D But if I must choose…Drunklock
Best memory: My very first show where the vampires walk by and the knight vampire scares the hell out of me - and Herberts (I better definite it: Robert D. Marx as Herbert) legendary twist of the pelvis at his first appearance. The whole audience were cheering! Which shows did you see and how often: 1x Oberhausen, 3x Berlin (maybe 4x if I get tomorrow tickets ;) Secret wish: Máté as Herbert - Felix Martin as walk in (cover who is just for his show in the theatre and don’t play regulary in the Ensemble) Krolock for the last time in Berlin. And I want more Black/White vampire scenes! Best actual dream: Related to Tanz I never dreamed something…I never dreamed of a Musical o.O Strange!
Other stuff you wanna say: I will never like Sarah and I’m not even sorry! And I’m for more attention for Alfred and his nightmare double (white vampire). A good “Für Sarah” is important for an awesome Tanz Show. :)
To starlightcandy: I suppose Csaba should know a bit German by now, but I would still go with English. That's the language I always use when I meet him at the stage door, never had any problems. :) (And hey, you can always ask him if he knows German! I'd be glad to know for sure, heh.)
I can't reply to the post but we talked to Csaba in German and he understood that perfect...you can always switch to English, but at least he understands the basics of German, but since he worked in Vienna too, I guess he understands more than just the basics!
Favourite Krolock: Don’t judge me, but I like Thomas Borchert and Kevin Tarte equally
Favourite major character: Professor Abronsius Favourite minor character: Herbert, and if he isn’t minor: The first solo vamp in the nightmare scene Other favourites among cast: Chagal, and everyone else.
Favourite song: “Vor dem Schloss- Finale erster Akt”(The song of the final of the first act) Or “Tanzsaal”
Favourite costume: Krolock costume, nice and black. Favourite Tanzblr meme: I love them all, but there need to be even more!
Best memory: Best Tanz-memory? – Watching the show. We were a bit noisy. A guy started complaining and was actually louder than us. One of the ensemble vampires who danced right in front of us and right behind the guy revenged us by removing the guy’s toupee. Hurray
Which shows did you see and how often: Musicals? The following shows, but each only one time, and in chronologically order: (Sister Act), Starlight express, Tanz der Vampire, Wicked, Peter Phan, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Elisabeth. And I probably forgot one… Secret wish: Seeing Mark Seibert as Count Krolock and Willemijn Verkaik as Sarah. And being an ensemble member in THAT production haha.
Best actual dream: Related to Tanz? “The lost lavender song” I dreamt, that there was a lost song all the Tanz-cast kept secret and they performed it secretly. Everything was colored lavender: The background had lavender fields in the picture, Herbert’s costume was lavender and Sarah wore lavender jogging trousers. Don’t ask. I don’t know why I dreamt something like that.
Other stuff you wanna say: Joining tanzblr will be fun <3 And there need to be more Tanz-Crossover with LesMis, Wicked, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and others because …of reasons.
First exposure to Tanz: i loved musicals since i was about 4 years old…. i listened to everything (phantom of the opera, cats, titanic, TANZ DER VAMPIRE etc.) tanz der vampire was the one i liked the most and when it came to hamburg i was like too happy to explain :) my parents and i went there immediately… Favourite cast recording: tim reichwein as herbert, jessica kessler as sarah, michael heller as alfred…
Favourite Krolock: thomas borchert Favourite major character: HERBERT Favourite minor character: black vampire Other favourites among cast: dunno…. love them all
Favourite song: tanzsaal, rote stiefel solo… and all of the others Favourite costume: sarah’s dress in tanzsaal and all of herberts outfits Favourite Tanzblr meme: dunno….
Best memory: when i watched the show and the vampires walked right next to me, so i could smell them <3 when “herbert” looked at me in berlin and graf von krolock looked at me cause i sang the songs with him… Which shows did you see and how often: i’ve seen it 5 times (3 times in hamburg and 2 times in berlin) and i watched the dvd a few times. Secret wish: to see that awesome musical like 100 times more Best actual dream: herbert was my best friend and we talked about nice guys :D
First exposure to Tanz: We once had a Tanz der Vampire „Game“. It’s been a little game for my computer where you were Graf von Krolock driving a car collection blood and ketchup. I always wondered what it really is about so I always begged my mother to go there with me… Favourite cast recording: I really love the original cast with Steve Barton, but there are so many great ones in every cast…
Favourite Krolock: Steve Barton, Rostislav Kolpakov, Drew Sarich Favourite major character: Herbert!!! Favourite minor character: Black Vamp (Well…only if it is Csaba Nagy…) Other favourites among cast: They are all great!
Favourite song: Carpe Noctem! Favourite costume: Herberts Final and von Krolocks in Totale Finsternis! Favourite Tanzblr meme: All of them!
Best memory: Screaming when Drew walks through the audience before Gott ist tot and I didn’t know about it and I sat near the passage. He looked at me and smiled the most devilish smile I’ve ever seen. I started loving him that day. Which shows did you see and how often: German one in Berlin, twice, but I’ll be there real soon and whenever I am able to. Secret wish: As I would tell you people! xD Best actual dream: Hmm…I don’t know….
Other stuff you wanna say: Uhm…ehm…uuuuhh…hey…I love Tanz der Vampire…hug me…give me chocolate…