Performance Dates, Programs and Tickets
Quadruple bill with Maurice Béjart's masterpieces to celebrate the 40th anniversary since The Tokyo Ballet premiered the great master's Boléro.

In 1982, The Tokyo Ballet premiered Boléro, which was the first ever Maurice Béjart's ballet that the Company performed. Since then, The Tokyo Ballet has continued to perform his works both in Japan and beyond, resulting in the enriched repertoire with as many as 22 masterpieces by one of the greatest choreographers in the 20th century.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary since The Tokyo Ballet's first performance of Béjart's ballet, the Company performs the Béjart Gala including one of his three greatest works, L'Oiseau de Feu, for the first time in nine years. Observing the revolutionary element in Stravinsky's score of L'Oiseau de feu, Béjart choreographed the ballet by comparing to the French Resistance.

7 danses grecques is a series of seven beautiful dances set to the music of his friend and the great Greek composer, Mikis Theodorakis who sadly passed away in 2021. Bhakti III is a feverish, mesmerizing dance of Shiva, the God of Destruction of the Hindu Trinity, and his wife, Shakti. Roméo et Juliette, premiered in 1966, is an immortal work in which Béjart speaks up for love and pacifism.

Béjart's ballets full of life and love will surely penetrate and uplift our souls in these troubled times.

Maurice Béjart(1927-2007)

photo:Yoshihiro Kawaguchi

Program and Cast

7 danses grecques

Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Mikis Theodorakis

Solo Yuki Higuchi (22 July), Dan Tsukamoto (23 July), Shoma Ikemoto (24 July)

photo: Shoko Matsuhashi

photo: Kiyonori Hasegawa

Pas de deux from Roméo et Juliette

Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Hector Berlioz

Juliette Akira Akiyama, Roméo Suguru Otsuka (22 and 23 July)
Juliette Maria Adachi, Roméo Yuki Higuchi (24 July)

photos: Kiyonori Hasegawa

Bhakti III

Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Traditional Indian music

Shakti Mizuka Ueno, Shiva Dan Tsukamoto (22 and 24 July)
Shakti Akimi Denda, Shiva Arata Miyagawa (23 July)

photo: Kiyonori Hasegawa

L'Oiseau de Feu

Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Igor Stravinsky

L'Oiseau Shoma Ikemoto (22 and 24 July), Suguru Otsuka (24 July)
Le Phoenix Dan Tsukamoto

photos: Enrico Nawratha

Running Time About 2 hours and 15 minutes including two intermissions.
Recorded music will be used.

*Program and casting as of 6 April 2022 is subject to change.

Performance Dates

Friday 22 July 2021, 19:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Saturday 23 July 2021, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Sunday 24 July 2021, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)

Tickets (tax included)
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 6 April 2022 is 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 20 May 2022 at 10:00a.m. Book now

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket"
●For Categories S, A, B, C, D and E
Tuesday 10 May 2022, 21:00--Wednesday 18 May 2022, 18:00

Presales and Discount Tickets at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center

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1. Parent and Child Tickets (Categories S, A and 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 31 May 2022 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. You can select seat category but cannot select seat(s). Our system automatically allocates the "best available" seating to you for the price category you have selected.

2. 25 and Under Tickets

¥1,500 tickets for those aged 6 to 25 years go on sale on Wednesday 22 June 2022, 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).

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