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Miyako Yoshida's Selection: The Greatest BalletsNew production

New National Theatre, Tokyo: Opera House1-1-1 Honmachi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0071, Japan
Dates/times in Tokyo time zone
Saturday 19 February 202214:00
Sunday 20 February 202214:00
Wednesday 23 February 202214:00
New National Theatre Ballet
William ForsytheSet Designer, Lighting DesignerThe Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Stephen GallowayCostume DesignerThe Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Jean-Paul VroomSet Designer, Costume Designer5 Tangos, 5 Tangos
Jan HofstraLighting Designer5 Tangos
Jean-Michel WilmotteSet DesignerGrand Café
Luisa SpinatelliCostume DesignerGrand Café
Marion HewlettLighting DesignerGrand Café
Patrice LechevallierLighting DesignerGrand Café

Our triple bill for the 2021/2022 season is entitled Miyako Yoshida's Selection, featuring three accomplished pieces, One of our new productions is 5 Tangos, choreographed by the great Hans van Manen which was scheduled for the 2020/2021 season but did not make it to the stage. The other new production is William Forsythe's popular The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude. The third piece is from our repertoire: Grand Café from La Chauve-souris. Be delighted by our masterful dancers!

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

This is a plotless ballet by avant-garde choreographer William Forsythe in a nod to classical ballet. The work uses the form and techniques of classical ballet, but off-balance and distorted, requiring both extreme flexibility and rigidity from the dancers. Audiences will thrill to the sharp technique and exacting movements of the performance.

5 Tangos

Set to a modern tango masterpiece by Astor Piazzolla, this work was first performed in 1977 by the Dutch National Ballet. One of the most performed works by Hans van Manen, this ballet for grownups brims with the passion of the tango.

Grand Café from La Chouve-souris, Ballet by Roland Petit

We are delighted to present the coquettish Grand Café masquerade scene from the chic ballet La Chauve-souris by French choreographer Roland Petit, with his distinct humour and charm. This ballet allows the individuality of the dancers to shine through, something that cannot be achieved with classical ballet alone. Savour this mellow Petit ballet, with its sense of stylish fun and sophisticated humour for the grownups, at the NNTT.

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