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ABT to Tour Japan

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American Ballet Theatre will visit Tokyo, Sagamihara, Hamamatsu,

Fuchu and Ohtsu during the Company?s tour of Japan, September 12-22,

2002. This tour will mark ABT?s first return to Japan since its last

engagement in July 1999.

Performances for American Ballet Theatre?s two-week tour will

include Le Corsaire, staged by Anna-Marie Holmes, at the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo on September 12 and 14 and at Biwako Hall in Ohtsu on September 22, and Ronald Hynd?s The Merry Widow at the Bunka Kaikan on September 18, 19 and 21. Gala programs, which will include Stanton Welch?s Clear, Jerome Robbins? Other Dances, George Balanchine?s Sylvia Pas de Deux and excerpts from Le Corsaire and The Sleeping Beauty, will be performed at Green Hall Sagami-ohno in Sagamihara on September 13, at NHK Hall in Tokyo on September 15, at Act City in Hamamatsu on September 17 and at Fuchu-no-mori Art Theater in Fuchu on September 20.

Principal Dancers for the engagement are Nina Ananiashvili, Maxim Belotserkovsky, Julio Bocca, Jose Manuel CarreƱo, Angel Corella, Irina

Dvorovenko, Alessandra Ferri, Marcelo Gomes, Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent,

Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel.

Portions of American Ballet Theatre?s Japan tour have been

generously underwritten by The Freeman Foundation. The Freeman

Foundation?s support will enable ABT to provide education and outreach

programs while in Japan, as well as scholarships to the Company?s Summer

Intensive training program for five Japanese students of outstanding

potential chosen through auditions in several of the tour cities.

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Interesting. NYCB is not touring this year.

I know ABT tours all the time, but in the WS Journal article, the closing paragraph was (paraphrasing here) how 30 years ago NYCB seemed defined and structured and ABT was year by year.

Now it seems to be reversed with NYCB seemingly unfocused.

Not that the touring of ABT has anything to do with it, guess I'm just thinking out loud.

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