It is with great regret that we announce The Stuttgart Ballet Japan tour scheduled in March 2022 has been cancelled.
We received letters from Executive Director of the Staatstheater Stuttgart, Mr. Marc-Oliver Hendriks, and Artistic Director of The Stuttgart Ballet, Mr. Tamas Detrich, informing us that they had no choice but to cancel The Stuttgart Ballet' tour to Japan. Currently, the situation in Germany is worse than at any time since the beginning of the pandemic, and the theatre is in risk of being shut down. Under such circumstances, traveling to Japan would not be authorized by the German authorities. We discussed the matter thoroughly with the Company and reached a conclusion that it would be impossible to make The Stuttgart Ballet Japan tour 2022 happen.
The Stuttgart Ballet had made every possible effort to realise the tour until the last minute, and it is with heavy heart that we announce the cancellation. Along with The Stuttgart Ballet, we do hope to reschedule the tour in the near future. We apologise to our valued audiences who have been anticipating the performances but appreciate everyone's kind understanding for the unavoidable situation and your continued support.
Ticket holders and subscribers to the 31st NBS Ballet Premium Series will receive a letter or an email with ticket details. We would appreciate your patience as it might take some time for you to receive it.
Thank you very much for your continued support. We extend our best wishes for safety and good health to you all.
Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS)
Statement from Artistic Director Tamas Detrich
Due to the current situation in Germany - the worst since the beginning of the pandemic - the Stuttgart Ballet has been forced to cancel its upcoming tour to Japan. The potential closure of our theater by the state government and the consequences of this on planning in the coming months as well as concerns raised by the theater's medical staff have caused the regulating body of the State Theater Stuttgart to make this decision. Naturally the entire company is devastated to not be able to perform two of our most beautiful signature works - The Sleeping Beauty and Onegin - for our beloved Japanese audiences. We deeply regret this cancellation. With no other country and with no other presenter do we have such longstanding and heartfelt artistic and cultural ties as with Japan and NBS."
The Sleeping Beauty
Friday 11 March 2022, 18:30 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Saturday 12 March 2022, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Sunday 13 March 2022, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Saturday 19 March 2022, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Sunday 20 March 2022, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Monday 21 March 2022, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)