photo: The Stuttgart Ballet
In 2010, The Tokyo Ballet premiered John Cranko's signature ballet Onegin with critical acclaim.To enrich the Company's repertoire with another masterpiece by the great choreographer of narrative ballets, Artistic Director Yukari Saito chose Romeo and Juliet.
The premiere of John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet in 1962 made him and The Stuttgart Ballet famous worldwide, and it is arguably one of the monumental works among his masterpieces.
The theater-inspired choreography in every way, combined with the majestic sets by the great designer Jürgen Rose, tells Shakespeare's immortal star-crossed love story so vividly that the audiences cannot believe that the dancers are not verbally speaking. The audacious contrast between the aristocrats and commoners and between the two rival families spontaneously evokes the play's theme and the gravity of the young lovers. Every pas de deux of Romeo and Juliet, from the balcony, the secret wedding to the harrowing burial, engraves the breathtaking story on audiences' mind, which will linger a long time.
John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet promises you a profound experience of divine love and art.
Performance Dates and Scheduled Cast
Friday 29 April 2022, 16:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Kanako Oki
Romeo Dan Tsukamoto
Saturday 30 April 2022, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Maria Adachi
Romeo Yasuomi Akimoto
Sunday 31 April 2022, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Akira Akiyama
Romeo Shoma Ikemoto
Conductor Benjamin Hope
Orchestra Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
*Please note that the above scheduled cast as of 17 December 2021 is subject to change. It will be finalized after the auditions by the John Cranko Estate.
Presales and Discount Tickets at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center
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1. Family Tickets (Categories S, A, B and C)
Child tickets for children between 6 and 18 years old are half the adult price. Family Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 15 February 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 31 March 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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