Performance Dates & Tickets
Quadruple bill with Maurice Béjart's mesmerizing and uplifting masterpieces to share HOPE

In the fall of 2011, when Japan was still greatly suffering in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Sylvie Guillem together with The Tokyo Ballet did a Japan tour named 'HOPE JAPAN', visiting cities including the most affected ones in the eastern Japan. She had to include Maurice Béjart's Boléro in the shows because she thought it was 'The Power of HOPE'.

Ten years has passed since the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident while the recovery and reconstruction are still ongoing. Since last year, not only in Japan but all the people around the world have been struggling with COVID-19.

The Tokyo Ballet remembers the power generated on the tour in 2011 and brings a quadruple bill composed of Maurice Béjart's masterpieces on HOPE JAPAN 2021 TOUR, hoping to share Béjart's positive and evolutional approach to people and lives on earth, which is probably much needed in these difficult times.

The show will include the must-have ballet Boléro and another popular piece Danses grecques bringing fresh air, the blue sky and the blue sea of the Mediterranean. Bugaku was premiered in 1988 by five dancers of The Tokyo Ballet and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne. Among them were Artistic Director Yukari Saito. Béjart later revised the ballet for The Tokyo Ballet, but on this occasion, the original version will be performed. Roméo et Juliette is an immortal work in which Béjart speaks up for love and pacifism. It will be the first time in 38 years for The Tokyo Ballet to perform the Pas de deux from Roméo et Juliette.

©MASARU MIZUSHIMA

Kenzo Takada (1939-2020)

The logo and visual of 'HOPE JAPAN' were created by the late artist and designer Kenzo Takada when Sylvie Guillem and The Tokyo Ballet did a Japan tour named 'HOPE JAPAN' in 2011. He sadly passed away in October 2020, but his office has generously allowed us to use the same logo and visual as a 'symbol of recovery'.

Program

Boléro
Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Maurice Ravel

La Mélodie Mizuka Ueno (3 July), Dan Tsukamoto (4 July)

Photo: Shoko Matsuhashi

Photo: Kiyonori Hasegawa

Danses grecques
Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Mikis Theodorakis

Solo Dan Tsukamoto (3 July), Yuki Higuchi (4 July)

Photo: Kiyonori Hasegawa

Bugaku
Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Toshiro Mayuzumi

Photo: Kiyonori Hasegawa

Pas de deux from Roméo et Juliette
Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Hector Berlioz

Performance Dates

Saturday 3 July 2021, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Sunday 4 July 2021, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo

Tour dates in other cities will be announced soon.

*Running Time About 2 hours including an intermission.
*Recorded music will be used.

*Program and casting as of 26 March 2021 are subject to change.


Venue

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
http://www.t-bunka.jp/en/access/index.html

Tickets (tax included)
Category
S \13,000
A \11,000
B \9,000
C \7,000
D \5,000
E \3,000
25 and Under \1,500

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.
●Children under 6 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.
●Program and casting as of 26 March 2021 are subject to change. Changes in the program and cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.

Ticket Sale Dates

All tickets go on sale on Friday 23 April 2021 at 10:00a.m.  Book now

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket"
●For Categories S, A, B, C, D and E Friday 9 April 2021, 21:00--Wednesday 21 April 2021, 18:00

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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 on Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 10:00 at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center (Phone 03-3791-8888). Up to two child tickets per one parent ticket can be purchased. Child tickets are half the adult price.

2. 25 and Under Tickets

¥1,500 tickets for those aged 6 to 25 years go on sale on Thursday 3 June 2021, 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.

3. Discount for two persons (Categories S, A & B)

Enjoy a discount of \1,000 for two persons. Tickets will be on sale during the periods of presales and the general sales at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center (Phone 03-3791-8888).

For more information, please contact us at +81-(0)3-3791-8888 (phone) or english@nbs.or.jp.

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