Performance Dates & Tickets
Don Quixote choreographed for The Tokyo Ballet by "God of the Dance", Vladimir Vasiliev

Don Quixote

Ballet in two acts

Production and choreography Vladimir Vasiliev after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Music Léon Minkus
Sets Victor Volsky
Costumes Raphail Volsky

Photo: Kiyonori Hasegawa

Don Quixote is one of Marius Petipa's most popular classics. Set in Spain, the ballet has been loved for its breadth of virtuoso dancing including that of cheerful Seguidille, stylish dance of Toreadors, energetic dance in the gypsy scene, beautiful classical dance by Dyrads and the famously bravura Act III pas de deux.

The Tokyo Ballet's Don Quixote was produced and choreographed by legendary dancer Vladimir Vasiliev, known as the "God of the Dance", after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky. Vasiliev's version was an elaborate fusion of tradition of the Bolshoi Ballet and modernity. The premiere by The Tokyo Ballet in 2001 received considerable critical acclaim, amazing the audience members and critics alike. In 2014, Vasiliev returned to Tokyo and coached the Company to stage Don Quixote again.

In July, The Tokyo Ballet presents three performances of Don Quixote in celebration of the 80th birth anniversary of a living legend, Vladimir Vasiliev.

Vladimir Vasiliev

Russian dancer, choreographer and company director. He was a principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet for twenty years and was the Bolshoi's biggest male star. Heroic, dynamic with an unparalleled virtuoso technique and romantic intensity, he was especially acclaimed for leading roles such as in Don Quixote, Spartacus and Romeo and Juliet. He was General and Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Theatre from 1995 to 2000.

Performance Dates and Cast

Saturday 18 July 2020, 13:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Kitri Mamiko Kawashima
Basile Yasuomi Akimoto

Saturday 18 July 2020, 17:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Kitri Mizuka Ueno
Basile Dan Tsukamoto

Sunday 19 July 2020, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Kitri Kanako Oki
Basile Arata Miyagawa

Conductor Valery Ovsyanikov
Orchestra Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra

*Program and casting as of 22 January 2020 are subject to change.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Ueno)

Tickets (tax included)
S \11,000
A \9,000
B \7,000
C \5,000
D \4,000
E \3,000

●Children under 6 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.
●Program and casting as of 22 January 2020 are subject to change. Changes in the program and cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.

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1. Parent and Child Tickets (Categories S, A & B)

Parent and Child Tickets (for children between 6 and 18 years old, from elementary school students to senior high school students) will go on sale from Tuesday 24 March, 10:00 at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center (Phone +81-(0)3-3791-8888). Up to two child tickets per one parent ticket can be purchased. Child tickets are half the adult price

2. Youth Tickets

¥1,000 tickets for those aged 6 to 25 years go on sale on Friday 19 June 2020, 20:00 at NBS WEB Ticket. You must bring identity documents with proof of age to pick up your tickets at the venue on the performance day.

Ticket Sale Dates

All tickets go on sale on Saturday 14 March 2020 at 10:00a.m. Book now

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●For Categories S, A, B, C & D
Friday 21 February 2020 at 21:00--Thursday 12 March 2020 at 18:00

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