|11 Aug 2021
The 16th World Ballet Festival: Program Updates and Cast Changes as of 11 Aug.
Please find below updates in the programs A and B to be performed at the 16th World Ballet (Friday 13 - Sunday 22 August). We regret to announce that Hugo Marchand has become unable to participate in Program A. It has become impossible for him to enter Japan before the Festival begins because ...
|11 Aug 2021
The 16th World Ballet Festival: Important notice to the audience members
The safety and comfort of our audiences, participating artists, staff and all the people concerned is of the utmost importance to us. To host the 16th World Ballet Festival, we are and will be strictly following the COVID-19 preventive measures imposed by the regional and national governments as wel...
|31 Jul 2021
The 16th World Ballet Festival: Program Updates and Cast Changes
We are pleased to announce below updates in the programs A and B to be performed at the 16th World Ballet (Friday 13 - Sunday 22 August). We also announce that it has become necessary to make some cast changes. Under the influence of emigration and immigration restrictions in each country im...
| 9 Jul 2021
Partial suspension of ticket sales under a state of emergency
In line with the declaration of a fourth state of emergency by the Japanese government, the ticked sales of below performances will be suspended from Monday 12 July because the number of tickets sold already surpasses the 50% of the hall capacity. We will keep preparing for all the scheduled p...
|30 Jun 2021
The 16th World Ballet Festival: Cancellation of the Gala on Aug. 25
It is with great regret that we announce that the World Ballet Festival Gala scheduled on Wednesday 25 August 2021 has been cancelled. It has become necessary to close the 16th World Ballet Festival on Sunday 22 August due to several reasons. As the global COVID-19 situation changes every day...
| 1 Jun 2021
The 16th World Ballet Festival: Gala
We are pleased to announce that The World Ballet Festival Gala will be held on Wednesday 25 August, 14:00 at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. The program will be announced in the latter half of June. Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS) Ticket Prices S=￥33,000 A=￥30,000 B=￥27,000 ...
| 1 Jun 2021
The 16th World Ballet Festival: Artists and Programs
We are delighted to announce that Ekaterina Krysanova with The Bolshoi Ballet and Vladimir Shklyarov with the Mariinsky Ballet will participate in the 16th World Ballet Festival to be held in Tokyo in August 2021. It will be their first appearance at the Festival.Iana Salenko has regretfully withdra...
|24 Apr 2021
Postponed: The Tokyo Ballet, Don Quixote's Dream, Carmen / Spring and Fall
The Tokyo Ballet's Don Quixote's Dream performances scheduled on 29 April and 1 May, and Carmen / Spring and Fall performance scheduled on 2 May are postponed as the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan will be closed in line with the state of emergency announced on 23 April 2021 by the Japanese government. T...
|10 Mar 2021
Cancelled: Wiener Staatsoper Japan tour 2021
It is with great regret that we announce the Wiener Staatsoper Japan tour scheduled in October / November 2021 has been cancelled because of unpredictability of restrictions due to the current COVID-19 situation worldwide. Japan Performing Arts Foundation and the Wiener Staatsoper have made o...
|18 Feb 2021
The 16th World Ballet Festival to be held in August 2021
We are delighted to announce that the 16th World Ballet Festival will be held from Friday 13 until Sunday 22 August 2021, in Tokyo. When the World Ballet Festival was first introduced in 1976 under the leadership of the late Tadatsugu Sasaki, Founder of Japan Performing Arts Foundation, it wa...