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10th World Ballet Festival in Tokyo
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Author:  keikodancer [ Wed Aug 13, 2003 10:30 pm ]
Post subject:  10th World Ballet Festival in Tokyo

The 10th Worlad Ballet Festival in Tokyo is almost over. Organized by Japan Performing Arts once every three years, it is probably the most prestigious dance event in the world where the very best ballet artists of the world show their art. Where else can the public see in the same evening Sylvie Guillem, Alessandra Ferri,Diana Vishneva, Vladimir Malakhov, Manuel Legris, Nicolas LeRiche? This year the Festival goes on for ten evenings in the biggest theater in Japan Bunka Kaikan and consists of four nights of programme A, four nigths of programme B and a Gala. In addition to these, there were two special performances: "Don Quixote" with Bolshoi stars Galina Stepanenko and Andrej Uvarov and "Giselle" with international stars Alessandra Ferri and Vladimir Malakhov with the Tokyo Ballet. In addition to the above artists, other dancer are: Agnes Letestu, Aurelie Dupont and Jose Martinez from Paris Opera, Sylvia Azzoni and Alexander Riabko from Hamburg Ballet, Jose Carreno, Anjel Corella and Marcello Gomes from ABT, Gil Roman from Bejart Ballet, Friedemann Vogel, Philip Barankiewic, Alicia Amatrian from Stuttgart Ballet, Tamara Rojo, Alina Cojocaru, Irlezaga from Royal Ballet, Maria Alexandrova and Sergej Filin from Bolshoi. What a splendid group!
Tokyo is indeed the ballet capital of the world. Tonight is the Gala. Tokyo ballet fans are very excited. The big favourites with the public so far are Sylvie Guillem and Nicolas LeRiche, Dina Vishneva and Vladimir Malakhov,Alicia Amatrian and Friedemann Vogel. But all are wonderful.

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Thu Aug 14, 2003 4:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 10th World Ballet Festival in Tokyo

Welcome to CriticalDance Keiko and particularly for telling us about this wonderful Festival.

You write - "Tokyo is indeed the ballet capital of the world." - which is a deliciously controversial statement. However, without taking sides, there is certainly a strong case to say that Japan has a higher proportion of ballet lovers than anywhere else.

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