The Nationwide Ballet of Japan – world premiere of Tuckett’s Macbeth and firm premiere of Ashton’s The Dream

The Nationwide Ballet of Japan Creative Director, and former Royal Ballet principal, Yoshida Miyako presents the 2022-23 season with the world premiere of Macbeth by Will Tuckett and firm premiere of The Dream by Frederick Ashton.

Macbeth by Will Tuckett
The Nationwide Ballet of Japan will carry out the unique ballet created by Will Tuckett, an Olivier award-winning choreographer with a outstanding worldwide profession. Of all of Shakespeare’s performs, Tuckett brings us Macbeth, a profound portrayal of prophecy, ambition, suspicion, intrigue, delirium and the psychology of a personality pushed to extremes. Impressed by the work of the identical title by Scottish composer Geraldine Mucha, Tuckett will give a brand new lease of life to this story that has been instructed and retold in opera and movie.

Will Tuckett stated:

“I really feel so fortunate and honoured to be working with the Nationwide Ballet of Japan on this new ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s traditional play The Tragedy of Macbeth. Not solely is it great to be creating one thing new within the studio with these lovely dancers, but in addition to be bringing such highly effective characters and themes to the Tokyo ballet viewers.

Alongside Martin Yates, I’ve had the chance to reconstruct and adapt the wonderful rating by Scottish composer Geraldine Mucha, and we’re very excited to have the ability to give this highly effective music a brand new viewers via this ballet. The sensible technical departments on the New Nationwide Theatre are working arduous alongside my designer Colin Richmond and lighting designer Kei Sato to make this an unforgettable, thrilling and gripping piece of dance theatre.

The Tragedy of Macbeth stays some of the potent theatrical tales we have now of horrible deeds, magical premonitions, passionate love and homicide most foul. Crossing cultural boundaries and historic time frames, this salutary lesson within the risks of vaulting ambition gives a cautionary story as related at the moment as ever.
I hope the Tokyo audiences get pleasure from my new creation on this invoice, alongside one of many most interesting ballet variations of Shakespeare – Ashton’s The Dream as I’m assured this guarantees be a wealthy and massively rewarding night of traditional storytelling via dance.”

The Dream by Sir Frederick Ashton
This ballet was choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton primarily based on a play by Shakespeare. The meticulous footwork and really English mime convey a world of forests and fairies to life, as if it had leapt straight from the pages of an image ebook. Highlights embrace the comical scene of Puck the fairy stirring up human-like turmoil among the many fairies and the wonderful pas de deux carried out by the fairy king and queen, Titania and Oberon.

Performances run from 29 April to six Might 2023. For tickets go to: National Ballet of Japan