25 Apr 2020
Online Festival "Ballet Holiday @home", 25--29 April 2020

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the online ballet festival "Ballet Holiday @home" to be streamed from Saturday 25 to Wednesday 29 April 2020. Organized to replace the 4th Ballet Holiday in Ueno no Mori, it will offer exciting programs (free except for one paid program), featuring stellar artists including dancers, former dancers and teachers around the world.

To join us, visit . Stay safe and have a nice holiday at home with us!


Ballet Productions Online (Free)

The Inoue Ballet: Yukihime, La Ventana (excerpt)

Sadamatsu-Hamada Ballet: The Nutcracker (excerpt)

Tokyo City Ballet: L'Heure bleue (Choreography Jiří Bubeníček, excerpt)

Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra: Brilliant Ballet Suites

The Tokyo Ballet: Swan Lake, The Kabuki, Don Quixote's Dream for Family, The Sleeping Beauty for family, Giselle (featuring Mika Yoshioka and Vladimir Malakhov, streamed on 25 April), Le Spectre de la rose (Choreography Michael Fokine, featuring Mathias Heymann, streamed on 26 April), Petite Mort (Choreography Jiří Kylián, streamed on 27 April), Le Corsaire (Choreography Anna-Marie Holmes, streamed on 29 April) and more.

Noism 1: ASU, PLAY 3 PLAY (2013 version)

Asami Maki Ballet Tokyo: ASUKA (excerpt)

"The Tour Story" - Special film edited for Ballet Holiday @home (Free)

Documentary film about The Tokyo Ballet's 34th international tour in 2019.

Exclusive Videos edited for Ballet Holiday @home (Free)

"Until Curtain Up - Restaging of The Tokyo Ballet's The Nutcracker"

"Maurice Béjart Talks about His Works and the Ballets Russes" (recorded in 1998)

"Nonfiction-W: The Kabuki at the Palais Garnier" (courtesy of WOWOW)

Talks Off The Stage (Free)

Special Guest

Tatsuki Machida, Lecturer at Keio University and Hosei University, former figure skater, professional figure skater and choreographer


Akane Takada, Principal of The Royal Ballet

Kosuke Yamamoto, Former First Soloist of Birmingham Royal Ballet

Akimitsu Yahata, Guest Principal Dancer of Los Angeles Ballet

Ayako Ono, Principal of The National Ballet of Japan

Yudai Fukuoka, Principal of The National Ballet of Japan

Mizuka Ueno, Principal of The Tokyo Ballet

Dan Tsukamoto, Principal of The Tokyo Ballet

Yasuomi Akimoto, Principal of The Tokyo Ballet

Shoma Ikemoto, First Soloist of The Tokyo Ballet

Live Interviews with International Artists (Free, Japan time)

Sunday 26 April, 14:00: Nozomi Iijima, Principal of Houston Ballet

Tuesday 28 April, 21:00: Hanna O'Neil, Première danseuse of the Paris Opera Ballet

Wednesday 29 April, 15:00: Jo Kanamori, Artistic Director of RYUTOPIA Dance Division & Noism

Wednesday 29 April, 17:00: Madoka Sugai, Principal of Hamburg Ballet

Special Online Classes by Guest Coaches (Paid, Japan time)

Saturday 25 April, 17:00--18:30: Andrey Klemm, Teacher of the Paris Opera Ballet

Sunday 26 April, 17:00--18:00: Olga Evreinoff, Principal Guest Teacher of The Royal Ballet

Monday 27 April, 18:30--19:30: Mimoza Koike, Principal of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

Tuesday 28 April, 18:30--19:30: Juichi Kobayashi, Former dancer of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne

Wednesday 29 April, 11:00--13:00: Yuriko Kajiya, Principal of Houston Ballet

Video Messages - from the Japanese dancers around the world (Free)

Japanese dancers with The Stuttgart Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, The Inoue Ballet, The Tokyo Ballet, Tokyo City Ballet, Asami Maki Ballet Tokyo and more.

Online Workshops (Free)

Workshops including "Let's Stretch", "Let's Dance", "Let's Style Hair Up", "Let's Cook Healthy Sweets" and others offered by the dancers of The Tokyo Ballet.


*Programs, casting and time schedule as of 23 April 2020 are subject to change.

Ballet Holiday in Ueno no Mori Organizing Committee:

Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Nikkei Inc., The Association of Japanese Ballet Companies, Japan Performing Arts Foundation

Presented by Japan Performing Arts Foundation

Supported by On-Pointe