Bolshoi Ballet returns to the Land of the Rising Sun

02.06.2017

In 1956, the Soviet Union and Japan signed a joint declaration on peaceful cooperation - and a year later the Bolshoi Ballet as a plenipotentiary of this cooperation was sent with a friendly visit to Japan. The Soviet press watched out how the tickets were dispensing, and with a feeling of deep satisfaction noted that, as soon as sales were opened, the tickets were snapped up like hot cakes. The tour had a great success, and since then the Bolshoi Ballet has become a welcome guest in this country of passionate balletomanes, number of which had increased dramatically due to the Bolshoi Theatre. The Bolshoi Ballet Company went on huge tours to Japan 17 times (not including the first tour).

This time the performances will be held in five cities - Hiroshima, Tokyo, Otsu, Sendai and Osaka. On June 4, in the famous Tokyo Bunka Kaikan hall an evening performance of the ballet Giselle will accompany the official opening ceremony of the "Russian Seasons", the fest which anticipates the cross year of Russia and Japan, which will begin in 2018.



2017 Japan Tour Programme

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2 June
Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen Hbg Hall
Swan Lake

Odette-Odile: Yulia Stepanova
Prince Siegfried: Artem Ovcharenko
The Evil Genius: Mikhail Kryuchkov
Friends to the Prince: Anastasia Denisova, Ana Turazashvili
The Fool: Georgy Gusev

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4 June, matinee
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Giselle
(Y. Grigorovich version)
Giselle: Evgenia Obraztsova
Count Albrecht: Igor Tsvirko
Myrtha: Yanina Parienko

4 June, evening
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Giselle

Giselle: Svetlana Zakharova
Count Albrecht: Denis Rodkin
Myrtha: Yulia Stepanova

5 June
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Giselle

Giselle: Ekaterina Krysanova
Count Albrecht: Vladislav Lantratov
Myrtha: Alyona Kovalyova (debut)

7 June
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Swan Lake

Odette-Odile: Olga Smirnova
Prince Siegfried: Semyon Chudin
The Evil Genius: Igor Tsvirko
Friends to the Prince: Kristina Kretova, Margarita Shrainer (debut)
The Fool: Alexander Smoliyaninov

8 June, matinee
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Swan Lake

Odette-Odile: Yulia Stepanova
Prince Siegfried: Artem Ovcharenko
The Evil Genius: Mikhail Kryuchkov
Friends to the Prince: Kristina Kretova, Margarita Shrainer
The Fool: Georgy Gusev

8 June, evening
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Swan Lake

Odette-Odile: Svetlana Zakharova
Prince Siegfried: Denis Rodkin
The Evil Genius: Mikhail Kryuchkov
Friends to the Prince: Anastasia Denisova, Ana Turazashvili
The Fool: Alexander Smoliyaninov

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10 June
Otsu, Main Theatre/ Biwako Hall
The Flames of Paris

Jeanne: Evgenia Obraztsova (debut)
Philippe: Igor Tsvirko
Jerome: Alexander Smoliyaninov
Adeline: Ana Turazashvili
Mireille de Poitiers: Margarita Shrainer (debut)
Antoine Mistral: David Motta Soares(debut)

11 June
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Swan Lake

Odette-Odile: Yulia Stepanova
Prince Siegfried: Artem Ovcharenko
The Evil Genius: Mikhail Kryuchkov
Friends to the Prince: Kristina Kretova, Margarita Shrainer
The Fool: Georgy Gusev

12 June
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Swan Lake

Odette-Odile: Olga Smirnova
Prince Siegfried: Semyon Chudin
The Evil Genius: Igor Tsvirko
Friends to the Prince: Kristina Kretova, Margarita Shrainer
The Fool: Georgy Gusev

14 June
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
The Flames of Paris

Jeanne: Ekaterina Krysanova
Philippe: Vladislav Lantratov
Jerome: Denis Savin
Adeline: Ana Turazashvili
Mireille de Poitiers: Margarita Shrainer
Antoine Mistral: David Motta Soares

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15 June
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
The Flames of Paris

Jeanne: Ekaterina Krysanova
Philippe: Ivan Vasiliev
Jerome: Alexander Smoliyaninov
Adeline: Ana Turazashvili
Mireille de Poitiers: Margarita Shrainer
Antoine Mistral: David Motta Soares

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16 June
Sendai Izumiti 21 Dai Hall
Swan Lake

Odette-Odile: Ekaterina Krysanova
Prince Siegfried: Vladislav Lantratov
The Evil Genius: Igor Tsvirko
Friends to the Prince: Anastasia Denisova, Ana Turazashvili
The Fool: Georgy Gusev

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17 June
Osaka Festival Hall
Giselle

Giselle: Maria Vinogradova
Count Albrecht: Ivan Vasiliev
Myrtha: Olga Marchenkova

18 June
Osaka Festival Hall
Swan Lake

Odette-Odile: Olga Smirnova
Prince Siegfried: Denis Rodkin
The Evil Genius: Igor Tsvirko
Friends to the Prince: Anastasia Denisova, Ana Turazashvili
The Fool: Georgy Gusev

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