16 Sep 2022
The Tokyo Ballet presents "Mizuka Ueno on Stage"
The Tokyo Ballet is delighted to present three special performances titled "Mizuka Ueno on Stage" in February 2023, celebrating her receipt of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Art Encouragement Prize in March 2022. 

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Photo:Shoko Matsuhashi

Joined by her colleagues and Marcelo Gomes as a guest artist, Mizuka Ueno will perform her favorite pieces including Boléro, pas de deux from Swan Lake, and pieces by Roland Petit who recognized her talent as a young dancer. The Tokyo Ballet will also present Paquita and Jiří Kylián's Petite Mort

Join us for celebratory shows where Mizuka Ueno will dance with gratitude to the audiences for their warm support extended to her throughout her career.

The Tokyo Ballet
Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS)

Performance Dates
Friday 10 February 2023, 19:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo), Program A
Saturday 11 February 2023, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo), Program B
Sunday 12 February 2023, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo), Program A

Guest Artist Marcelo Gomes

Programs A and B
*Pieces without annotation will be performed in both Programs A and B.
Act II pas de deux from Swan Lake 
Music Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography Lev Ivanov
Dancers Mizuka Ueno, Marcelo Gomes, The Tokyo Ballet

Music Maurice Ravel
Choreography Maurice Béjart
Dancers Mizuka Ueno, The Tokyo Ballet

Pas de deux from Cinderella 
*Program A only
Music Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography Rudolf Nureyev
Dancers Mizuka Ueno, Dan Tsukamoto

Les six danses de Chabrier 
*Program B only
Music Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier
Choreography Roland Petit
Dancers Mizuka Ueno, Dan Tsukamoto

Cheek to cheek
*Program B only
Music Irving Berlin
Choreography Roland Petit
Dancers Mizuka Ueno, Marcelo Gomes

Petite Mort
Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Choreography Jiří Kylián
Dancers The Tokyo Ballet

Music Léon Minkus
Choreography Marius Petipa
(Program A) Akira Akiyama, Arata Miyagawa, The Tokyo Ballet 
(Program B) Miki Wakuta, Yasuomi Akimoto, The Tokyo Ballet

Running Time About 2 hours including intermission(s)
Recorded music will be used.

*Casting and programs as of 16 September 2022 are subject to change.