Take an elegant step into the new year with dazzling ballet performance from the National Ballet of Japan (NBJ). The New Year Ballet program mixes past, present and future to showcase the multitudes of charms the NBJ has to offer. A section from the romantic ballet classic “Paquita” will be performed in addition to “Soirée de Ballet” (choreographed by the late Hideo Fukugawa), as well as a selection of contemporary pieces from “Dance to the Future” (originally scheduled to be performed in March 2020). The audience can also enjoy the long-awaited revival of D. Bintley’s “Still Life at the Penguin Cafe,” where animal-mask clad dancers perform to the avant-pop sounds of the curious Penguin Café Orchestra.
Image: ‘Paquita’ ©Takuya Uchiyama