The New National Theatre, Tokyo is committed to promotion of the performing arts, and think it is important that young people have the opportunity to enjoy high quality, live performances. Our goal is to increase the popularity of the performing arts, foster cultural richness in our society, and contribute to the development of well-rounded young people. Since 2008, we have been proud to offer Ballet for Junior High School Students.
The deeply moving experience of seeing a true ballet is one that young people can treasure for a lifetime, making life's journey that much richer.
One night, Prince Siegfried meets Princess Odette by the lake and falls in love with her. Turned into a swan by the evil Rothbart, the princess is restored to human form only at night. The prince makes up his mind to rescue her and swears eternal love for her. However at the ball, he begs to marry Odile, daughter of the magician, who is identical to Odette. He asks Odette's forgiveness and fights against his fate, and finally the love of the two breaks the spell.