Performance Dates, Programs and Tickets
Triple bill with uplifting masterpieces to share HOPE

In the fall of 2011, when Japan was still 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". Last year, The Tokyo Ballet resumed the tour in the same spirit to share HOPE with the audiences through ballet in the time of difficulties with COVID-19.

This summer, The Tokyo Ballet brings again an uplifting triple bill composed of Maurice Béjart's two masterpieces, Boléro and 7 danses grecques set to music of the great Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis who sadly passed away in 2021, and the flamboyant classic Paquita. Béjart's positive and evolutional approach to people and lives on earth is probably much needed in these troubled times.

©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 (7/25, 28, 8/2, 4), Dan Tsukamoto (7/27, 30, 8/1, 3)

photo: Shoko Matsuhashi

photo: Kiyonori Hasegawa

7 danses grecques

Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Mikis Theodorakis

Solo Dan Tsukamoto (7/25, 8/2), Shoma Ikemoto (7/27, 8/1, 4), Yuki Higuchi (7/28, 30, 8/3)

Photo: Kiyonori Hasegawa

Paquita

Choreography Léon Minkus
Music Marius Petipa

Principals
Kanako Nihei, Ryunosuke Ubukata (7/25, 30, 8/4)
Miyuki Nakagawa, Arata Miyagawa (7/27, 8/2, 3)
Miki Wakuta, Takahiro Tamagawa (7/28, 8/1)

photo: Kiyonori Hasegawa

Performance Dates and Venues

Monday 25 July 2022, 19:00 @Takasaki City Theatre, Takasaki (Gunma)
Wednesday 27 July 2022, 18:30 @Tomakomai Shiminkaikan, Tomakomai (Hokkaido)
Thursday 28 July 2022, 18:30 @Sapporo Cultural Arts Theater hitaru, Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Saturday 30 July 2022, 14:00 @Hachinohe City Public Hall, Hachinohe (Aomori)
Monday 1 August 2022, 18:30 @Iwate Prefectural Hall, Morioka (Iwate)
Tuesday 2 August 2022, 19:00 @Yamagin Kenmin Hall, Yamagata (Yamagata)
Wednesday 3 August 2022, 18:30 @Sano Culture Center, Sano (Tochigi)
Thursday 4 August 2022, 18:30 @Rose Theatre, Fuji (Shizuoka)

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

*Program and casting as of 15 April 2022 are subject to change.

Tickets (tax included)
Category
S \10,000
A \8,000
B \6,000
C \4,000
Student (6-18 years old)
Except at Yamagin Kenmin Hall
Half the price for each category
25 and Under
Only at Yamagin Kenmin Hall
Half the price for each category

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 15 April 2022 are subject to change. Changes in the program and cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.

Ticket Sale Dates (At NBS)

All tickets go on sale on Friday 20 May 2022 at 10:00a.m.
To purchase tickets, please email at english@nbs.or.jp
or please contact each theater's ticket office.

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket"
●For all categories
Tuesday 10 May 2022, 21:00--Wednesday 18 May 2022, 18:00

*Tickets are also available at each theater. Please contact each theater's ticket office for ticket details.

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

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

Presented by The Association of Japanese Ballet Companies Japan Performing Arts Foundation

【高崎公演】

主催: 一般社団法人日本バレエ団連盟 / 公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会
共催: 高崎芸術劇場(公益財団法人高崎財団)、上毛新聞社

【苫小牧公演】

主催: 一般社団法人日本バレエ団連盟 / 公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会 / 北海道新聞社 / 道新スポーツ / エフエム北海道 / 道新文化事業社
特別協力: テレビ北海道

【札幌公演】

主催: 一般社団法人日本バレエ団連盟 / 公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会 / 北海道新聞社 / 道新スポーツ / エフエム北海道 / 道新文化事業社
共催: 札幌文化芸術劇場 hitaru(札幌市芸術文化財団)
特別協力: テレビ北海道

【八戸公演】

主催: 一般社団法人日本バレエ団連盟 / 公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会
共催: デーリー東北新聞社、RAB青森放送
協力: 株式会社アート&コミュニティ[八戸市公会堂指定管理者]、キョードー東北

【盛岡公演】

主催: 一般社団法人日本バレエ団連盟 / 公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会
共催: 岩手日報社、IBC岩手放送
協力: 岩手県文化振興事業団

【山形公演】

主催: 一般社団法人日本バレエ団連盟 / 公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会
共催: 山形県総合文化芸術館 指定管理者 みんぐるやまがた、山形新聞・山形放送

【佐野公演】

主催: 一般社団法人日本バレエ団連盟 / 公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会
共催: 佐野市文化会館(指定管理者 株式会社ケイミックスパブリックビジネス) / 下野新聞社

【富士公演】

主催: 一般社団法人日本バレエ団連盟 / 公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会
共催: 公益財団法人富士市文化振興財団、静岡朝日テレビ