Ballet & Dance

New Production
Carmina Burana

6 performances

October 29(Sat)3:00pm, 30(Sun)3:00pm, November 3(Thu)3:00pm, 4(Fri)7:00pm,
5(Sat)3:00pm and 6(Sun)3:00pm 2005

David Bintley
David Bintley

Choreography: David Bintley
Music: Carl Orff
Design: Philip Prowse
Lighting: Peter Mumford

Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra


Singers: Sato Mieko (Soprano),Brian Asawa (Countertenor),Kono Katsunori (Baritone)
Chorus: New National Theatre Choru
Soloists: Monica Zamora, Ian Mackay (Birmingham Royal Ballet)
Yukawa Mamiko, Yamamoto Ryuji
Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

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David Bintley is one of the choreographers who attract the most public attention today.He started to create works from an early stage of his career, inheriting the choreographic style of the Royal Ballet’s Ashton and MacMillan, and his talent is flourishing at the Birmingham Royal Ballet, of which he is currently artistic director.His works cover a wide range of subjects, including the full-length ballets, Arthur and Edward II, as well as humorous works like Still Life at the Penguin Café.First performed anywhere in 1995, its modern direction, the overwhelming power of its dance, as well as the violent upsurge of emotion brought by the energy of Carl Orff’s medieval music, made Carmina Burana a topic of conversation.This is the first time for a Japanese ballet company to include one of Bintley’s works in its repertoire.The production will open a new page in the history of the New National Theatre Ballet, giving rise to a grand spectacle that can only be made possible by ballet.
Carmina Burana
photo: Bill Cooper

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