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Balletomanes anticipate Bolshoi Ballet tour to Japan
Fans of the Russian ballet in Japan anticipate the beginning of the Bolshoi Ballet road tour, RIA Novosti informs. The organizers state that traditionally one of the most popular performances is a Swan Lake. This is a so-called identity card of the Russian ballet adored by Japanese audience. The tickets for this ballet performance as well as for ballet Giselle were sold out a long time ago.
Apart from these two ballet performances, Bolshoi Theatre has brought the premiere of The Flames of Paris by Alexei Ratmansky to the Land of the Rising Sun. Those interested in Russian ballet have already purchased tickets followed by the rest of theatergoers. It is obvious that the Bolshoi Theatre will run out of tickets for this staging soon too.
The itinerary of Russian theatre troupe lies through five cities of Japan, such as Tokyo, Osaka, Otsu, Hiroshima and Sendai. Fifteen performances are planned.
This road tour is dedicated to the 60th anniversary since the first performance of this famous theatre troupe in the Land of the Rising Sun. The evening performance of the ballet Giselle will accompany the official opening ceremony of the Russian Seasons Festival this year.
There are many names well known to the whole world among participants of the large-scale road tour, but at the same time there are ballet performers little known to the public.
More than two hundred people came to Japan including dancers, orchestra and technical personnel. Theatre sceneries were delivered in eight containers by sea.