Ballet & Dance


New National Theatre Ballet, Tokyo
2007/2008 Season


<Ballet in 3 Acts and 7 Scenes>


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Choreography :

Marius Petipa

Revised by :

Maki Asami

Music :

Leon Minkus

Arranged by : John Lanchbery
Conductor : Aleksej Baklan

Nikiya :

Svetlana Zakharova (18th, 20th, 24th)


Terashima Hiromi (21st)


Motojima Miwa (25th)

Solor : Denys Matviyenko (18th, 20th, 24th)

Nakamura Makoto(21st)


Maylen Tleubaev (25th)

Gamzatti : Nishikawa Takako (18th, 20th)

Matada Kumiko (21st)


Yukawa Mamiko (24th)

  : Nishiyama Yuko (25th)
and the artists of the New National Theatre Ballet, Tokyo

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Doors will open 45 minutes before the opening of the performance.

  Available from Saturday 23 February, 2008 at 10:00am.
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A grand spectacle depicting the love of the temple dancer Nikiya and the young soldier Solor.

Artistic director Maki Asami’s first production, based on her own revision of this work, which edited the lengthy narrative and gave particular attention to the Orientalism that characterizes this ballet. This gorgeous production, along with Maki’s unique interpretation of its denouement, has been highly praised by the critics. Premiered in 2000 after the last revival in 2003, this season marks it first staging in five years. You are certain to enjoy this masterwork, with its grand scale and overflowing lyricism.


A bayadère (temple dancer) to an Indian temple, Nikiya is an innocent and beautiful girl. She is in love with Solor, a young captain serving the Rajah (king). The High Brahmin (high priest), who is also in love with Nikiya, is seeking a chance to make her his own possession.
Meanwhile, the Rajah’s daughter Gamzatti, who has loved Solor ever since she saw him for the first time, wishes to marry Solor to whom her father has decided to marry her.
Introduced to Gamzatti at the Rajah’s palace, Solor is fascinated by her beauty as well and consents to marrying her because, given his position as the Rajah’s soldier, he cannot disobey the order.
When Nikiya learns that Solor is to marry Gamzatti, Nikiya is bitten by a poisonous snake sent by Gamzatti and the Rajah and chooses to die and pushes away the High Brahmin, who offers a cure for the poison. Solor, who reproaches himself in repentance and despair, meets Nikiya again in a hallucination, but awakened from the dream, he goes to the temple in search of Nikiya, only to find that Gamzatti, the Rajah and the High Brahmin are waiting for him as the wedding ceremony starts...

Svetlana Zakharova Terashima Hiromi Motojima Miwa
Svetlana Zakharova Terashima Hiromi Motojima Miwa
Denys Matviyenko Nakamura Makoto Maylen Tleubaev
Denys Matviyenko Nakamura Makoto Maylen Tleubaev

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