The opening performance for the 2021-2022 season of the National Ballet of Japan will be the classical ballet masterpiece, Swan Lake. Originally scheduled to be the opening production for Miyako Yoshida’s inaugural season as the artistic director of ballet and dance in October 2020, this has been postponed to October 2021 because of Covid-19.
This production by Sir Peter Wright is a stately work, full of dramatic elements that are very British. The dancers of the National Ballet of Japan have worked hard, further polishing their technique and acting skills. We can all look forward to enjoying the fruits of their labour.
The performances will take 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.
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Feature image ©Takuya Uchiyama
New National Theatre, Tokyo
1-1-1 Honmachi, Shibuya-ku