Program

Saburo Teshigawara's New Creation with The Tokyo Ballet

Direction, Choreography, Lighting, Designs Saburo Teshigawara  
Music Toru Takemitsu

In today's surroundings, the difference between truth and falsehood is hard to tell.
We are living in a world of suspicion.
Wanting to touch uncertain, incomprehensible, mysterious something, fundamental desire = desire for existence.
I think that music of Toru Takemitsu has the same quality.

Saburo Teshigawara

Photo: Akihito Abe

Serenade

Choreography George Balanchine  
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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 in 1934. And it still feels innovative and refreshing to the audiences with its romantic flowing steps in harmony with 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.

Photos: Kiyonori Hasegawa

George Balanchine
(1904-1983)

Le Sacre du printemps

Choreography Maurice Béjart  
Music Igor Stravinsky

Le Sacre du printemps was born amidst the whirlwind of Ballet Russes legend in 1913. Many choreographers have since attempted the same Stravinsky's score, one of the most important works in the modern history of music. Maurice Béjart's Le Sacre du printemps is considered to be a masterpiece which succeeded in vivid visualization of the music of Stravinsky by depicting human's desires, brutality and struggle.

Photos: Kiyonori Hasegawa

photo: Yoshihiro Kawaguchi

Maurice Béjart
(1927-2007)