17 May 2022
Les Ballet de Monte-Carlo Japan Tour 2022

We are pleased to announce that Les Ballet de Monte-Carlo, under the directorship of Jean-Christophe Maillot, returns to Japan in November 2022 for the first time since 2015, after an unavoidable cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Company will bring The Taming of the Shrew choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, based on a quintessential Shakespeare's play, set to the music of Dmitri Shostakovich. Maillot's sophisticated vocabulary elegantly and powerfully draws the humorous and ironical love story with a serious underlying themethe search for a better half. Don't miss out!

Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS)

The Taming of the Shrew

Ballet in two acts

photo: Alice Blangero

Choreography Jean-Christophe Maillot
Assistant to Choreographer Bernice Coppieters
Music Dmitri Shostakovich
Scenography Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Lighting Dominique Drillot
Costumes Augustin Maillot
Libretto Jean Rouaud after Shakespeare

Performance Dates

Friday 11 November 2022, 19:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Saturday 12 November 2022, 13:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Saturday 12 November 2022, 17:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Sunday 13 November 2022, 13:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)

Running Time About 1 hour and 50 minutes including an intermission.

Ticket Prices
S: \17,000 A: \15,000 B: \13,000 C: \10,000 D: \7,000 E: \5,000

- Presale at NBS WEB Tickets Wednesday 22 June 2022, 21:00 - Wednesday 6 July 2022, 18:00
- General sale Friday 8 July 2022, 10:00 -

*Please note that the tour information as of 17 May 2022 is subject to change especially depending on the COVID-19 situation. For tour updates, please follow our website or social media channels.