Performance Dates & Tickets
Grand spectacle of sacred dances and passionate love story of legendary India.

La Bayadère

Ballet in three acts

Music Ludwig Minkus
Choreography Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa
Production Natalia Makarova
Set Designs Pier Luigi Samaritani
Costume Designs Yolanda Sonnabend

Photo: Hidemi Seto

Set in legendary India, La Bayadère is a story of mystery, fate, vengeance and eternal love of Nikiya, a bayadère or temple dancer, and Solor, a noble warrior.

Since its premiere in St. Petersburg in 1877, La Bayadère, one of Marius Petipa's masterpieces, had been regularly performed in the former Soviet Union throughout the 20th century but was almost unknown in the West until 1961 when the touring Kirov Ballet performed the famous "Kingdom of the Shades" scene. Natalia Makarova, who saw the ballet as a child in Leningrad, created her version for American Ballet Theater in 1980.

In 2009, The Tokyo Ballet premiered Makarova's version of La Bayadère. At the premiere, "The Kingdom of the Shades", one of the iconic scenes, depicting the pure love of Nikiya towards Solar amazed Makarova herself who had coached The Tokyo Ballet, and the corps de ballet's stability and the precision in the scene received international acclaim by critics and audiences alike when the Company brought the ballet on overseas tour.

La Bayadère is a feast for the eyes in all facets, with its bravura pieces by the soloists, magnificent group movements as well as sumptuous sets and costumes made by the Teatro alla Scala.

Performance Dates and Cast

Wednesday 12 October 2022, 18:30 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Nikiya Mizuka Ueno
Solor Dan Tsukamoto
Gamzatti Akimi Denda

Thursday 13 October 2022, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Nikiya Akira Akiyama
Solor Yasuomi Akimoto
Gamzatti Kanako Nihei

Saturday 15 October 2022, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Nikiya Akira Akiyama
Solor Yasuomi Akimoto
Gamzatti Kanako Nihei

Sunday 16 October 2022, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Nikiya Mizuka Ueno
Solor Dan Tsukamoto
Gamzatti Akimi Denda

Conductor Philip Ellis
Orchestra Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra

Running Time About 2 hours 50 minutes including two intermissions

*Program and casting as of 3 June 2022 are subject to change.

Venue

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

Tickets (tax included)
Category For 12, 15 and 16 October For 13 October
(Special matinée prices)
S \13,000 \11,000
A \11,000 \8,000
B \9,000 \6,000
C \7,000 \4,000
D \5,000 \3,000
E \3,000 \2,000
25 and Under \1,500 \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 3 June 2022 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 24 June 2022 at 10:00a.m. Book now

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket"
●For Categories S, A, B, C, D and E
Monday 13 June 2022 at 21:00--Wednesday 22 June 2022 at 18:00

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

Child tickets for children between 6 and 18 years old are half the adult price. Parent and Child Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 5 July 2022 at 10:00 at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center (Phone 03-3791-8888). Up to two child tickets per one adult ticket can be purchased. 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 Thursday 8 September 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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主催: 文化庁 / 公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会
制作: 公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会
後援: 一般社団法人日本バレエ団連盟