Ballet for Children 2022 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café
Wed, 27 July 2022, 12:30
Thu, 28 July 2022, 12:30
Fri, 29 July 2022, 12:30
Fri, 29 July 2022, 16:00
Sat, 30 July 2022, 12:30
Sat, 30 July 2022, 16:00
Sun, 31 July 2022, 12:30
Sun, 31 July 2022, 16:00
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27 Jul - 31 Jul, 2022 ( 8 Performances )
Running time is approx. 1 hours and 25 mins including an interval
Special Support: Keio Corporation
Corporate Sponsorship: Shogakukan Inc., Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Systems, Ltd.
Our 'Ballet for Children' for 2022 is David BINTLEY's 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café. Set to the disarming avant-pop music of the Penguin Café Orchestra, a world music ensemble that was a sensation in the 1980s, and performed by dancers in charming animal masks, this work has an underlying message about modern environmental issues and is a scathing criticism of the state of our civilisation.
- [Part I] Pre-show Talk
"Let's think together! How can we save the disappearing creatures?"
Simultaneous English interpretation service will be available on specific dates.
See here for details.
This performance will be preceded by a 20-minute pre-show talk about endangered animals and related topics, with the aim of encouraging people to think about the themes of the piece and, by extension, environmental issues, from the following perspectives.
Q Are those popular animals at the zoos endangered?
Q What happens when certain creatures become extinct?
Q What can we do to save these disappearing creatures?
Guest Commentator: NARUSHIMA Etsuo (veterinarian, former director of Inokashira Park Zoo)
Moderator: ISHIYAMA Chie (freelance newscaster)
- [Part 2] Performance of Penguin Café
This is a very stylish production choreographed by Sir David BINTLEY. Accompanied by lively music, penguins dressed as waiters, rats, sheep, zebras, and other animals start dancing one after another. However, the animals performing this joyful dance are actually all extinct or endangered creatures.
[Covid-19] Our Prevention Plan and Request to Our Patrons
The performances will be taking place based on the policies of the Japanese government and the Tokyo Metropolitan government, along with the guideline for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 infection by the Association of Public Theatres and Halls in Japan.
Please read this page before visiting the theatre.
NEWS & FEATURES
2022/2023 Season Ballet & Dance at the New National Theatre, Tokyo
Main cast announced for Ballet for Children 2022 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (updated on 31 July)
Pre-show Talk with English simultaneous interpretation service to be held at Ballet for Children 2022 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café
CREATIVE TEAM & CAST
Choreography by: Sir David BINTLEY
Music by: Simon JEFFES
Set and Costume Designer: Hayden GRIFFIN
Lighting Designer: John B. READ
27 June 12:30, 30 June 12:30
HIROSE Aoi, YONEZAWA Yui, IZAWA Shun, FUKUDA Keigo, SOUTOME Haruka, OKUMURA Kosuke, ONO Ayako, KAIKAWA Tetsuo, FUKUOKA Yudai
28 July 12:30
HIROSE Aoi, YONEZAWA Yui, IZAWA Shun, UKA Hiroyuki, SOUTOME Haruka, OKUMURA Kosuke, ONO Ayako, KAIKAWA Tetsuo, FUKUOKA Yudai
29 July 12:30, 30 July 16:00
IKEDA Risako, KIMURA Yuri, NAKAYA Masahiro, UKA Hiroyuki, OKUDA Kasumi, KINOSHITA Yoshito, SHIBAYAMA Saho, CHO Jaebum, WATANABE Takafumi
29 July 16:00
AKAI Ayano, YONEZAWA Yui, IZAWA Shun, FUKUDA Keigo, SOUTOME Haruka, OKUMURA Kosuke, ONO Ayako, KAIKAWA Tetsuo, FUKUOKA Yudai
31 July 12:30
IKEDA Risako, KIMURA Yuri, NAKAYA Masahiro, TAKAHASHI Kazuki, OKUDA Kasumi, KINOSHITA Yoshito, SHIBAYAMA Saho, CHO Jaebum, WATANABE Takafumi
31 July 16:00
AKAI Ayano, YONEZAWA Yui, IZAWA Shun, FUKUDA Keigo, SOUTOME Haruka, OKUMURA Kosuke, SHIBAYAMA Saho, CHO Jaebum, WATANABE Takafumi
- CREATIVE TEAM
Sir David BINTLEYMusic by
Simon JEFFESSet and Costume Designer
Hayden GRIFFINLighting Designer
John B. READ
¥2,750 (Ages 4 - 12)
¥5,500 (Ages 13 & over)
Booking Opens: Sun, 5 Jun 2022, 10:00am
*There are no discounts for this performance including the discount for Atre members.
*The tickets will be sold for all seats as normal.
*Please note that further changes or cancellations may be required as the coronavirus situation develops or to comply with requests from the Government.
- No admittance to children under 4. Each child older than this age requires a ticket for entry, even when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Tickets may not be changed or refunded except following conditions.
- When the performance is cancelled.
- In case you correspond to the conditions as mentioned on this page
- If you choose not to attend the performance due to prevent infection.
Please be sure to call the New National Theatre, Tokyo Box Office in advance.
At that point, we will tell you the Refund method.
- Users of wheelchairs are requested to contact the Box Office.
- Please note that cast or programme change may be required depending on the situation.