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 was very rare for the star dancers of different companies or countries to share a stage. Its first edition caused an international sensation by bringing together three legends, Margot Fonteyn from the UK, Maya Plisetskaya from the Soviet Union and Alicia Alonso from Cuba.
Since then, held triennially in Japan, it has become one of the most prestigious and largest international ballet festivals. This summer, leading dancers from around the world will gather again to perform ballet pieces from classic to contemporary.
Details of the tickets, more artists and programs will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.
Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS)
Performance Dates and Venue
Friday 13 August 2021, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Saturday 14 August 2021, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Sunday 15 August 2021, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Monday 16 August 2021, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Thursday 19 August 2021, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Friday 20 August 2021, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Saturday 21 August 2021, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Sunday 22 August 2021, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
(as of 18 February 2021)
Amandine Albisson, Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris
Maria Alexandrova, The Bolshoi Ballet
Elisa Badenes, The Stuttgart Ballet
Alessandra Ferri, The Royal Ballet / American Ballet Theatre
Mathieu Ganio, Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris
Dorothée Gilbert, Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris
Marcelo Gomes, Dresden Semperoper Ballett
David Hallberg, The Australian Ballet
Mathias Heymann, Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris
Kimin Kim, Mariinsky Ballet
Sarah Lamb, The Royal Ballet
Vladislav Lantratov, The Bolshoi Ballet
Hugo Marchand, Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris
Vadim Muntagirov, The Royal Ballet
Marianela Núñez, The Royal Ballet
Hannah O'Neill, Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris
Gil Roman, Béjart Ballet Lausanne
Daniil Simkin, American Ballet Theatre / Staatsballett Berlin
Madoka Sugai, Hamburg Ballet
Alexandr Trusch, Hamburg Ballet
Diana Vishneva, Mariinsky Ballet
Friedemann Vogel, The Stuttgart Ballet
* More artists will be announced at a later date.
S=￥27,000 A=￥24,000 B=￥21,000 C=￥17,000 D=￥13,000 E=￥9,000
* Please note that we are to present the performances with the utmost caution in line with national and regional guidelines for novel coronavirus infection prevention measures, and that the performance dates and details are subject to change depending on circumstances. We will be posting on our website a list of novel coronavirus precautions upon attending the performance. Audience members are kindly asked to read it before attending the performance.
* Casting as of 18 February 2021 is subject to change. Changes in the cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.
* Children under 6 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.