The Nationwide Ballet of Japan – world premiere of Tuckett’s Macbeth and firm premiere of Ashton’s The Dream

The Nationwide Ballet of Japan Creative Director, and former Royal Ballet principal, Yoshida Miyako presents the 2022-23 season with the world premiere of Macbeth by Will Tuckett and firm premiere of The Dream by Frederick Ashton.

Macbeth by Will Tuckett
The Nationwide Ballet of Japan will carry out the unique ballet created by Will Tuckett, an Olivier award-winning choreographer with a exceptional worldwide profession. Of all of Shakespeare’s performs, Tuckett brings us Macbeth, a profound portrayal of prophecy, ambition, suspicion, intrigue, delirium and the psychology of a personality pushed to extremes. Impressed by the work of the identical identify by Scottish composer Geraldine Mucha, Tuckett will give a brand new lease of life to this story that has been informed and retold in opera and movie.

Will Tuckett stated:

“I really feel so fortunate and honoured to be working with the Nationwide Ballet of Japan on this new ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s traditional play The Tragedy of Macbeth. Not solely is it fantastic to be creating one thing new within the studio with these lovely dancers, but additionally to be bringing such highly effective characters and themes to the Tokyo ballet viewers.

Alongside Martin Yates, I’ve had the chance to reconstruct and adapt the superb rating by Scottish composer Geraldine Mucha, and we’re very excited to have the ability to give this highly effective music a brand new viewers by way of this ballet. The good technical departments on the New Nationwide Theatre are working arduous alongside my designer Colin Richmond and lighting designer Kei Sato to make this an unforgettable, thrilling and gripping piece of dance theatre.

The Tragedy of Macbeth stays one of the vital potent theatrical tales we have now of horrible deeds, magical premonitions, passionate love and homicide most foul. Crossing cultural boundaries and historic time frames, this salutary lesson within the risks of vaulting ambition supplies a cautionary story as related right now as ever.
I hope the Tokyo audiences take pleasure in my new creation on this invoice, alongside one of many most interesting ballet variations of Shakespeare – Ashton’s The Dream as I’m assured this guarantees be a wealthy and vastly rewarding night of traditional storytelling by way of dance.”

The Dream by Sir Frederick Ashton
This ballet was choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton primarily based on a play by Shakespeare. The meticulous footwork and actually English mime carry a world of forests and fairies to life, as if it had leapt straight from the pages of an image ebook. Highlights embrace the comical scene of Puck the fairy stirring up human-like turmoil among the many fairies and the superb pas de deux carried out by the fairy king and queen, Titania and Oberon.

Performances run from 29 April to six Might 2023. For tickets go to: National Ballet of Japan