The Nationwide Ballet of Japan 2023/24 Season

Creative Director Yoshida Miyako has introduced the upcoming season that includes a lot cherished ballet classics, work by celebrated Japanese choreographer Moriyama Kaiji, a younger dancer gala and a brand new instructional mission.

Don Quixote (c) Takeshi Shikama

A season spotlight is the revival of Don Quixote, brimming with enjoyable and vitality. Choreographed by Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky, and directed by Alexei Fadeyechev, Don Quixote was launched to the corporate in 1999, and will likely be carried out by main soloists and the acclaimed and delightful corps de ballet.

Tales of Hoffmann (c) Takeshi Shikama

Tales of Hoffmann, the famend British choreographer Peter Darrell‘s masterpiece is an intense human drama that sees Hoffmann in varied life levels from youth to the onset of previous age, three girls who steal Hoffmann’s coronary heart, and the satan who seems in a large number of roles below completely different guises.

La Bayadere, directed and revised by Maki Asami in 2000, returns with its fantastic thing about classical ballet, with spectacular and speedy stage transitions and a wealthy stage design.

NINJA (c) Takeshi Shikama

NINJA is a piece by one in every of Japan’s main dancers and choreographers, Moriyama Kaiji, which was carried out to nice acclaim in 2019 and returns to the stage with the scaled-up new 2022 model.

Aladdin (c) Takeshi Shikama

Aladdin, the story of affection and journey choreographed for the corporate by its former Creative Director, Sir David Bintley MBE in 2008, is an ideal mix of leisure and artistry and is internationally acclaimed as Bintley’s signature work and an overwhelmingly fashionable repertoire for the corporate.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (c) Hidemi Seto

The season additionally sees the return of the beloved The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by Wayne Eagling, giving audiences an unforgettable festive season.

Audiences could have the prospect to observe younger firm artists in DANCE to the Future: Younger NBJ GALA, as they carry out classical pas de deux and Nacho Duato’s Duende.

Swan Lake (c) Takeshi Shikama

The corporate’s instructional programme for kids and first-time ballet viewers supplies an consciousness and appreciation for ballet. Contributors will have a look at Sir Peter Wright’s Swan Lake via narrative explanations concerning the mime used to inform the tragic story of affection, in addition to story growth, giving a deeper understanding of this glorious traditional.

For extra data, dates and tickets go to: The National Ballet of Japan