Ballet & Dance

Ballet in 3 Acts

Artistic Director :Asami Maki
Music :Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography :Marius Petipa / Lev Ivanov
Revised by :Konstantin Sergeyev
Supervised by :Natalia Dudinskaya
Conductor :Viktor Fedotov
Designs :Vyatcheslav Okunev
Lighting :Kozo Kaji
Stage Manager :Hiroshi Osawa
Scenery and costumes executed by :Vozrozhdenie (Saint-Petersburg)
Orchestra :Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Presented by :New National Theatre, Tokyo

September, 2000 Tuesday 5/ Saturday 9 Wednesday 6 Friday 8/Sunday 10
Odette/Odile Ekaterina Berezina Ari Takahashi Hana Sakai
Prince Siegfried Konstantin Ivanov Naoya Kojima Tomohiko Henmi

Galimullin Ilgiz
Mutsuko Endo / Yuki Omori / Yu Takayama / Mika Nakamura / Takako Nishikawa / Yuko Nishiyama
Nina Maeda / Mariko Miyauchi / Mamiko Yukawa / Toru Ichikawa / Shiro Ishii / Shinya Okuda
Kenichi Soki / Masanobu Negishi / Yoshio Homura / Ryuji Yamamoto

September, 2000 Tuesday 5 Wednesday 6 Friday 8 Saturday 9 Sunday 10
2:00pm         X
3:00pm       X  
6:30pm X X Sold Out    
The theatre opens 60 minutes before the curtain rises.

Type Seat S Seat A Seat B Seat C
Price ¥10,500 ¥8,400 ¥6,300 ¥3,150
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999 (10:00am-6:00pm)
Seat Z(¥1,500) is sold only on the performance day at the Box Office and a part of Ticket Pia Offices.

SWAN LAKEOnly here can you see a true love story ...
The 2000/2001 season of the New National Theatre Tokyo (NNTT) will open with a great ballet masterpiece SWAN LAKE.
The NNTT premiere of Swan Lake took place in May 1998 under the supervision of Natalia Dudinskaya, the prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theatre. This production was based on the Sergeyev version, the established standard version of Swan Lake, which has retained the essence of the original choreography to the present day. This version features beautiful scenes full of dramatic appeal and one of the highlights of the ballet is a dance by the uniformly white-clad corps de ballet. It won the greatest praise when it was presented again in October 1999. As for this season, in addition to soloists from the New National Theatre Ballet, Tokyo, guest dancers will be invited from Russia to dance the leading roles, and Yuri Takahashi, who has been dancing with Britain's Scottish Ballet Company and has just returned home, will make her debut at NNTT.
 A prince, who is coming of age, must choose his bride at a ball. The depressed prince encounters Princess Odette by a lake in a deep forest and falls in love with her. With the magic of a demon, however, the princess is transformed into a swan during the day and only at night is she allowed to regain her human form. Told that only true love can break the magic spell, the prince is determined to rescue her. But at the ball, he is deceived by the demon and is tricked into giving the demon's daughter, who is made to look exactly like Odette, his oath of eternal love. The prince and Odette strive desperately to fight against the demon, who laughs at them as they already have no other choice but to await their doom.