Ballet & Dance


2008/2009 Season Ballet



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Choreography : Marius Petipa
Revised : Maki Asami
Music : Alexandr Glazunov
Scenery & Costume Design : Luisa Spinatelli
Lighting : Sawada Yuji
Stage Manager : Morioka Hajime
Conductor : Ormsby Wilkins
Orchestra : Tokyo Symphony Orchestra

Raymonda : Svetlana Zakharova (10th, 12th, 14th)
Terashima Hiromi(11th)
Motojima Miwa(13th)
Kawamura Maki(15th)
Jean de Brienne   Denys Matviyenko(10th, 12th, 14th)
Kaikawa Tetsuo(11th)
Yamamoto Ryuji(13th)
Usui Yuta(15th)
Abderachman   Morita Kentaro(10th, 12th, 14th)
Yamamoto Ryuji(11th)
Tomikawa Yuki(13th, 15th)

and the artists of New National Theatre Ballet, Tokyo

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

  Available from Saturday 1 November, 2008 at 10:00am.
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999 (10:00am-6:00pm).
Internet ticket reservation available through the following Websites.(Japanese only)

TICKET PRICES (with tax)
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Price(yen) 10,500 8,400 6,300 4,200 3,150 1,500
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A world class NNTT masterpiece
This is a classic ballet which takes place in the age of Crusades, and it features possibly the last great choreography by Marius Petipa, and beautiful music composed by Alexander Glazunov. Many ballet companies often perform only the third Act, so it is rare to see this work performed at full length. At NNTT, this classic masterpiece “Raymonda” was produced anew in October 2004. Maki Asami’s intricate choreography and interpretation, modern and brisk staging, and Luisa Spinatelli’s effective use of colors, costumes, and devices were all well received and it won the Asahi Performing Arts Award that year. This production was also invited to be staged at the Kennedy Center Japan Festival in February 2008.


The setting is medieval France. Raymonda, a niece of a countess, is waiting for the return of her lover Jean de Brienne, who joined the Crusade. The Saracen knight Abderkrakhman is also fascinated by the beautiful noblewoman and attempts to abduct her, dueling with Jean who has just returned home. The victorious Jean is permitted by the countess to marry Raymonda, and the two lovers are united in a grand wedding ceremony.

Svetlana Zakharova Terashima Hiromi Motojima Miwa Kawamura Maki
Svetlana Zakharova Terashima Hiromi Motojima Miwa Kawamura Maki

Denys Matviyenko Kaikawa Tetsuo Yamamoto Ryuji Yamamoto Ryuji
Denys Matviyenko Kaikawa Tetsuo Yamamoto Ryuji Usui Yuta

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