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Ph. Kiyonori Hasegawa
11, 12 July
Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij / Tōru Takemitsu / Igor’ Stravinskij

Running Time: 1 hour 53 minutes intermission included

Tokyo Ballet Company

Orchestra dell'Accademia Teatro alla Scala

Conductor: Paul Murphy

 

25 minutes/ Pause 5 minutes

Serenade

Music Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij
Choreography

George Balanchine

© The George Balanchine Trust

Lights Mark Stanley
CAST  
Waltz Mamiko Kawashima
Angel Mizuka Ueno
Russian Miyuki Nakagawa
Men Yasuomi Akimoto, Braulio Alvarez
Soloists Kurumi Kato, Yurika Mikumo, Emi Masamoto, Akira Akiyama
  Akimi Denda, Natsumi Kishimoto, Hitomi Kaneko, Miki Wakuta, Miho Ueda, Yumiko Takaura, Kurumi Anzai, Yumie Sakaki, Maria Adachi, Nana Mogami, Ami Kikuchi, Eriko Nakazawa, Kosuke Wada, Tsukasa Okazaki, Sou Toriumi, Yuki Nanye
  Kosuke Wada, Tsukasa Okazaki, Sou Toriumi, Yuki Nane

20 minutes/ Intermission 25 minutes

DREAMTIME

Music Tōru Takemitsu
Choreography Jiří Kylián
Sets and costumes John Macfarlane
Lights Jiří Kylián
realized by Joop Caboort
CAST Natsumi Kishimoto, Hitomi Kaneko, Kanako Oki, Junya Okazaki, Sou Toriumi, Yuki Nane, Arata Miyagawa (12 lug.)

38 minutes

lE sACRE DU PRINTEMPS

Music Igor’ Stravinskij
Choreography Maurice Béjart
Design Joëlle Roustan and Roger Bernard
CAST  
L'Élu Yuki Higuchi
L'Élue

Haruka Nara (11 July)

Akimi Denda (12 July)

Deux Chefs

Dan Tsukamoto, Braulio Alvarez (11 July)

Mao Morikawa, Braulio Alvarez (12 July)

Deux Jeunes Gens

Yuichi Sugiyama (11 July)

Shuntaro Ifuku, Kazunari Kaida, Junya Okazaki (12 July)

  Shoma Ikemoto, Arata Miyagawa, Junya Okazaki, Mao Morikawa, Katsuhiro Nagata, Kosuke Wada, Yuichi Sugiyama, Hiroki Miyazaki, Kazunari Kaida Hiroki Miyazaki, Yuichiro Takemoto, Mao Yamada, Sou Toriumi, Tsukasa Oakazaki, Kentaro Goto, Sou Serizawa, Riku Takashi, Yuki Nanye, Tsukasa Hoshino, Yugo Yamashita, Yuma Yasui
Quatre Jeunes Filles

Kanako Oki, Natsumi Kishimoto, Hitomi Kaneko, Akira Akiyama (11, 12 July)

Kanako Oki, Yurika Mikumo, Emi Masamoto, Kurumi Kato (12 July)

  Miyuki Nakagawa, Miki Wakuta, Miho Ueda, Yumiko Takaura, Kurumi Anzai, Riko Nakajima, Yumie Sakaki, Maria Adachi, Nana Mogami, Rio Suzuki, Ami Kikuchi, Kasumi Sakai, Haruka Uriu, Momoko Takumi, Eriko Nakazawa, Kotone Hasegawa, Yuka Otsubo, Manami Kishino, Yuzuki Hanagata, Erina Yoshie, Chiri Matsunaga

 

NOTES ON THE PERFORMANCE


Teatro alla Scala welcomes back the prestigious Tokyo Ballet, one of the most important international dance Companies. This academic ensemble has been bringing the Classical ballet repertoire to Japanese audiences since 1964, embracing a European cultural heritage and spreading it in the East. The Tokyo Ballet is much in demand internationally for the richness of its artistic programs, where modern and neoclassical titles are matched with original new creations by 20th-century Maestros such as Maurice Béjart, John Neumeier and Jiří Kylián. The relationship between La Scala and Japan favoured the constant presence of The Tokyo Ballet in Milan from 1986 until 2010, the year in which La Scala was specifically chosen to celebrate the 700th tour performance of the Company abroad, with an extraordinary performance of The Kabuki. Along with a triple-bill exalting the vast repertoire of the Company and paying an homage to three great choreographers of the XX century - Balanchine’s Serenade, Kylián’s Dreamtime and Béjart’s Le Sacre du printemps- The Tokyo Ballet returns to La Scala particularly with The Kabuki, one of the most acclaimed and well known titles, created by Maurice Béjart for this Company, that he had chosen as custodian for many of his masterpieces.

 

Balanchine, Kylián, Béjart: The Tokyo Ballet opens its Scala Tour with a triple-bill that is not to be missed, an outstanding showcase of the versatility of this Company. Romantic and moonlit, Serenade by George Balanchine is a milestone for its perfect fusion of flowing steps, sublime music and marvelous figures. The fascinating Dreamtime is a work where “the invisible is at least as important as what we are able to see”, inspired by Kylián’s profound interest in Australian Aboriginal dance and tradition, shared by the famous Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu. The breath-taking final piece is Maurice Béjart’s Le Sacre du printemps, an indisputable masterpiece juxtaposing Stravinsky’s revolutionary power with Béjart’s great messages and re-interpretation of classics in a new key, always in step with the times.