From December 14 to December 30, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre will be away in Japan on its traditional winter tour.
The route will include eight of Japan's largest cities: Tokyo, Kyoto, Kanagawa, Osaka, Chiba, Aichi, Nagano, and Mie. This tour's first meeting with the Japanese audience has already taken place: the dancers performed in the city of Kanagawa, at the Kenmin Hall Kanagawa, a state-of-the-art concert and exhibition venue, where they delighted the public with the fairy-tale ballet that had earned everyone's appreciation the year before. This beloved performance, P.I. Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, will be showcased in seven more cities across The Land of the Rising Sun. And the people of the country's capital, Tokyo, have an additional special treat in store for them: Swan Lake — which is Tchaikovsky's most renowned ballet masterpiece — as well as a diverse Gala programme. 'We are proud to act as ambassadors of Russian ballet in your wonderful country, and we are certain that the language of Russian culture will be easy to interpret for the people of every city we will have the privilege of visiting,' said Andrian Fadeev, the Theatre's art director, in his address to the Japanese public.