5 Feb 2020
Alina Cojocaru Dream Project 2020 Program Updates

Please see below for updates in the casting and Program A of the Alina Cojocaru Dream Project 2020. Updates in Program B will be announced shortly.

- Due to injury, Alina Cojocaru has regretfully withdrawn from Ballet Imperial and will be replaced by Yasmine Naghdi (Principal, The Royal Ballet). However, Allina Cojocaru will perform the Act I Pas de deux from Manon with Friedemann Vogel.

- Due to personal reasons, Alina Somova has become unable to take part in the Dream Project.

- Sergei Polunin will perform in Marguerite and Armand in Programs B and C only. (Program C will be presented by the Biwako Hall Center for the Performing Arts.)

- Additionally, Elisa Badenes (Principal Dancer, The Stuttgart Ballet) will participate in Program B, and Madoka Sugai (Principal, Hamburg Ballet) will participate in Programs A, B.

Program A (as of 5 February 2020)

Ballet Imperial

Choreography: George Balanchine, Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Yasmine Naghdi, Friedemann Vogel, The Tokyo Ballet

Le Corsaire

Choreography: Marius Petipa, Music: Riccardo Drigo

Madoka Sugai, Osiel Gouneo

Edith - World Premiere

Choreography: Nancy Osbaldeston, Music: Edith Piaf

Nancy Osbaldeston


Choreography: Eric Gauthier, Music: Philip Kannicht

Johan Kobborg

Act 1 Pas de deux from Manon

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan, Music: Jules Massenet

Alina Cojocaru, Friedemann Vogel

Don Quixote Divertissement

Choreography: Marius Petipa, Music: Ludwig Minkus

Nancy Osbaldeston, Kimin Kim, Osiel Gouneo, Madoka Sugai, Johan Kobborg, Takahiro Tamagawa, The Tokyo Ballet

*Casting and program as of 5 February 2020 are subject to change. Changes in the cast or the program do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.