Ballet & Dance




by Ishii Jun


Choreography Ishii Jun
Music Georges Bizet
Libretto Kodama Akiko
Scenery Asakura Setsu
Costumes Maeda Ayako
Lighting Sawada Yuji
Stage Manager Morioka Hajime
Arranged and Conducted by Robin Barker
Orchestra Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
Artistic Director Maki Asami
Presented by New National Theatre, Tokyo

Sakai Hana(25th) Yukawa Mamiko (26th) Motojima Miwa (27th)

Don Jose
Yamamoto Ryuji(25th)
Moscow Classical Ballet
Ilgiz Galimullin
Kaikawa Tetsuo(27th)
Atsugi Mia/Uchitomi Yoko/Endo Mutsuko/Omori Yuki/Kawamura Maki/Saito Miho/Takahashi Ari/Tsurutani Miho/Terashima Hiromi/Terashima Mayumi/Nishikawa Takako/Nishiyama Yuko/Matada Kumiko/Ichikawa Toru/Guennadi Iline/Emoto Taku/Okuda Shinya/Chen Xiujie/Tomikawa Yuki/Maylen Tleubaev/Grigory Barinov/Yoshimoto Yasuhisa
New National Theatre Ballet, Tokyo

March2005 25(Fri.) 26(Sat.) 27(Sun.)
6:00pm   X
7:00pm X  
Doors will open 45 minutes before the opening of the performance.
Approximate running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes with 1 intermission

  Available from 10:00a.m., Sunday, February 20, 2005
New National Theatre Tokyo Box Office: +81-3-5352-9999(10:00am-6:00pm)
Internet ticket reservation available through the following Websites.(Japanese only)

TICKET PRICES (with tax)

  Seat S Seat A Seat B
Price • 7,350 • 4,200
Seat Z(¥1,500) / Same day student tickets (50% off) is sold only on the performance day at the Box Office and a part of Ticket Pia Offices.

Up to now, through its J-Ballet series, NNTT has created ambitious ballet works by young choreographers.It is very important to the future of a theatre to make continuous efforts to develop productions not found in any other theatre in the world. Various attempts are being made at Western theatres, and as seven years have passed since NNTTís grand opening, there has been growing interest by management in producing the theatreís own ballet works. In the Emerald Project, which begins this season, NNTT will propose the creation of new ballet works with a narrative-like structure to choreographers in Japan and abroad, thus striving to expand the repertoire of NNTTís original works. It wishes to create new, youthful and energetic ballets with novel and exciting choreography, which will be valued by the audience as gems in its repertoire, as is reflected in the project name.The first in the series is Carmen by Ishii Jun. Ishii has published a number of works in the past and he has guided the New National Theatre Ballet as its ballet master. For NNTT, he choreographed Bonsho no Koe (The Voice of the Bell), the work commissioned for the grand opening of the theatre, and Juniya (The Twelfth Night), performed as part of the J-Ballet series. In the forthcoming production, he will work on Carmen, a well-known work in the opera repertoire. Bizetís exciting music has fascinated and inspired choreographers worldwide. First-class Japanese production staff, who excel in drama production, have gathered around Ishii. It will be interesting to see how Ishii will choreograph the passionate story in which flesh-and-blood people clash against each another.He has a full knowledge of the characteristics of individual dancers in the company, so high expectations are placed on the dramatic development of the story by his elaborate choreography and direction.
handbill [Carmen]

Choreography : Ishii Jun

Choreography : Ishii Jun

Sakai Hana
Yukawa Mamiko
Motojima Miwa
Don José
Yamamoto Ryuji
Ilgiz Galimullin
<Moscow Classical Ballet>
Kaikawa Tetsuo

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