“Nijinsky” by John Neumeier in Tokyo
Folllowing highly acclaimed performances of John Neumeier’s ballet “Lady of the Camellias” and the gala program “The World of John Neumeier”, the Hamburg Ballet continues its tour of Japan with performances of “Nijinsky”. From the 10th until the 12th of February there will be daily performances of this signature work of the company’s Chief Choreographer at the theatre Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo.
“Nijinsky” by John Neumeier: 3 performances in Tokyo (Feb. 10-12)
The ballet “Nijinsky” is once again invited for a series of performances in Japan. Deliberately, John Neumeier has chosen Alexandr Trusch, among others, for the title role, even though he is not very well known in Japan as a dancer: “Since we presented ‘Nijinsky’ in Japan several years ago, the ballet has considerably progressed: in the way it is performed and because we have a new generation of dancers which I find extraordinary. Last season, Alexandr Trusch has done his debut as Nijinsky with a tremendous success. I believe, this particular role shows the measure of his development as an artist.”
During the performances of “Nijinsky” in Tokyo, the title role will be performed by Alexandre Riabko (10th and 12th of February) and Alexandr Trusch (11th of February). Nijinsky’s wife Romola is danced by Hélène Bouchet and Carolina Agüero (11th of February). On the 10th and 12th of February, further roles are performed by Patricia Friza (Bronislava), Aleix Martínez (Stanislav), Ivan Urban (Diaghilev) as well as Anna Laudere (Eleonora Bereda) and Carsten Jung (Thomas Nijinsky). On the 11th of February, these roles are danced by Lucia Ríos (Bronislava), Konstantin Tselikov (Stanislav), Carsten Jung (Diaghilev) as well as Anna Laudere (Eleonora Bereda) and Dario Franconi (Thomas Nijinsky).
Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
- “Nijinsky”. Ballet by John Neumeier
- Recorded Music
- Performance: February 10, 11 and 12, 2 pm
- Further Information: www.nbs.or.jp
ROHM Theater, Kyoto
- “The World of John Neumeier”. Ballet gala by John Neumeier
- Narration: John Neumeier
- Recorded Music
- Performance: February 17, 2 pm
- Further Information: www.rohmtheatrekyoto.jp