Streaming Dates and Tickets

By popular demand from ballet fans in Japan and beyond, the 16th World Ballet Festival held in August 2021 will be available on demand from Monday 20 December 2021 until Monday 10 January 2022. The Festival was held with 23 world-leading dancers from prestigious companies such as the Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, The Stuttgart Ballet, Hamburg Ballet and so on, at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, with theater capacity limits and severe COVID-19 prevention measures. Even before the Festival started, we had heard from many international fans who were unfortunately not able to attend the performances that they would like to see the streaming, so we decided to film the performances.

On this occasion, we tried to get necessary copyright permissions for as many ballets danced as possible, for choreography, music and others, in order to closely revive the original programs at the Festival. In addition to the performance footage, you can also enjoy exclusive dancers' interviews and behind-the-scenes footages that show how the Festival was made possible under unprecedented circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be a very rare opportunity to watch such a wide repertoire at a time, including the legendary ballet Les Chaise, choreographed by Maurice Béjart in 1981 after Eugène Ionesco, set to Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. It was premiered in Brazil, by Laura Proença and Béjart himself. The ballet was revived in 1994 by Marcia Haydée and John Neumeier at the 7th World Ballet Festival, and was finally revived for the second time by Alessandra Ferri and Gil Roman at this year's Festival.

Ticket sales begin on Friday 19 November 2021. You can watch at any time and as many times as you want during the streaming period.

About the Festival held in August 2021
https://www.nbs.or.jp/english/stages/2021/wbf/top.html

On-Demand Streaming Period

Monday 20 December 2021, 18:00 (JST) - Monday 10 January 2022, 23:59 (JST)

Scheduled Contents

<Program A>

Flower Festival in Genzano
Choreography August Bournonville
Music Edvard Helsted
Performed by Hannah O'Neill, Mathias Heymann

Romeo and Juliet - Pas de deux from Act 1
Choreography Leonid Lavrovsky
Music Sergei Prokofiev
Performed by Olga Smirnova, Vladimir Shklyarov

Persistent Persuasion
Choreography John Neumeier
Music Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Madoka Sugai, Alexandr Trusch

Onegin - Pas de deux from Act 1
Choreography John Cranko
Music Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Performed by Dorothée Gilbert, Friedemann Vogel

Le Corsaire Pas de deux
Choreography Marius Petipa
Music Riccardo Drigo
Performed by Ekaterina Krysanova, Kimin Kim

Onegin - Pas de deux from Act 3
Choreography John Cranko
Music Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Performed by Elisa Badenes, Friedemann Vogel

The Dying Swan
Chreography Mikhail Fokine
Music Camille Saint-Saëns
Performed by Svetlana Zakharova

Raymonda Pas de deux
Choreography Marius Petipa
Music Alexander Glazunov
Performed by Maria Alexandrova, Vladislav Lantratov

<Program B>

Grand pas classique
Choreography Victor Gsovsky
Music Daniel-François Auber
Performed by Madoka Sugai, Daniil Simkin

Still of King
Choreography Jorma Elo
Music Franz Joseph Haydn
Performed by Marcelo Gomes

Black Swan Pas de deux
Choreography Marius Petipa
Music Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Performed by Elisa Badenes, Vadim Muntagirov

Three Preludes
Choreography Ben Stevenson
Music Sergei Rachmaninov
Performed by Amandine Albisson, Mathieu Ganio

Le Corsaire Pas de deux
Choreography Marius Petipa
Music Riccardo Drigo
Performed by Hannah O'Neill, Mathias Heymann

Les Chaises
Choreography Maurice Béjart after Eugène Ionesco
Music Richard Wagner
Performed by Alessandra Ferri, Gil Roman

"I Got Rhythm" from Shall We Dance?
Choreography John Neumeier
Music George Gershwin
Performed by Madoka Sugai, Alexandr Trusch

Don Quixote Pas de deux
Choreography Marius Petipa
Music Léon Minkus
Performed by Ekaterina Krysanova, Kimin Kim

Artists at the 16th World Ballet Festival
https://www.nbs.or.jp/english/stages/2021/wbf/cast.html

Conductor Valery Ovsyanikov, Robertas Šervenikas
Orchestra Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Piano Yoko Kikuchi (The Dying Swan, Raymonda Pas de deux, Three Preludes)
Cello Mari Endo (The Dying Swan)

Ticket Information

Advanced sales: Friday 19 November 2021, 21:00 (JST)- Monday 29 November 2021, 21:00 (JST)
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General sales: Monday 6 December 2021, 21:00 (JST)- Monday 10 January 2022, 21:00 (JST)
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■ Single-program tickets (Program A or Program B)

1. Advanced sales: Friday 19 November 2021, 21:00 (JST) - Monday 29 November 2021, 21:00 (JST)
Ticket price: ¥6,000 (tax included) plus a System Fee of ¥420
You can watch:
- Program A or Program B
- Interviews and behind-the-scenes footages
- Bonus footage for Advanced sales for single-program tickets

2. General sales: Monday 6 December 2021, 21:00 (JST) - Monday 10 January 2022, 21:00 (JST)
Ticket price: ¥6,000 (tax included) plus a System Fee of ¥420
You can watch:
- Program A or Program B
- Interviews and behind-the-scenes footages

■ Two-program tickets (Programs A and B)

1. Advanced sales: Friday 19 November 2021, 21:00 (JST) - Monday 29 November 2021, 21:00 (JST)
Ticket price: ¥11,000 (tax included) plus a System Fee of ¥420
You can watch:
- Program A
- Program B
- Interviews and behind-the-scenes footages
- Bonus footage for Advanced sales for two-program tickets

2. General sales: Monday 6 December 2021, 21:00 (JST) - Monday 10 January 2022, 21:00 (JST)
Ticket price: ¥12,000 (tax included) plus a System Fee of ¥420
You can watch:
- Program A
- Program B
- Interviews and behind-the-scenes footages

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

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