The Dream is Frederick Ashton's delightful interpretation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Comical turmoil surrounding King and Queen of the Fairies and human young lovers in the wood is depicted in the elegant scenery and costumes of Victorian style, to the music by Felix Mendelssohn including his famous "Wedding March". In the beautiful colors of nature, fairies and funny characters dance with humor and irony. Pas de deux for Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Fairies, to be danced in the finale is brilliantly "Royal style".
Friedemann Vogel, the Stuttgart Ballet Principal Dancer and one of the world's most exciting ballet stars, will make his debut as Oberon, as a guest artist. Kanako Oki will dance Titania. Enjoy Vogel's exuberant dancing and the The Tokyo Ballet's beautiful ensemble in a ballet of British aesthetics and lyricism by Ashton!
Danced to Tchaikovsky's soaring score Serenade for Strings in C Major, in the pale blue moonlight, Serenade is a milestone in the history of Ballet. It was the first ballet created by great master George Balanchine in America, and it still feels innovative and refreshing to the audiences with its perfect melding of flowing steps and exquisite music, unexpected brisk motion and ever-changing formation. Loved by audiences and dancers alike since its premiere, it has been presented by many of the ballet companies worldwide. The Tokyo Ballet's repertoire already includes three of Balanchine's ballets. By premiering this masterpiece, the company will add another excellent Balanchine's work to its repertoire.