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BALLET

Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jun 25, 2023
Two Japanese dancers win gold medals at international ballet competition in U.S.
The competition was held from June 10 with around 100 dancers from 16 countries taking part.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 10, 2023
11-year-old Japanese dancer takes top prize in youth ballet competition
Shinji Mitoma triumphed in the category for boys age 9 to 11 in classical ballet at the Youth America Grand Prix, known as the world"s largest student ballet scholarship competition.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 24, 2023
Japanese ballet troupe presents its spin on plastic waste
"Plastic," a new production by renowned Japanese company K-Ballet, aims to draw attention to a global pollution crisis through some unusual set and wardrobe design.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Jul 30, 2022
‘Princes can be Asian, too’: A dancer breaks barriers in ballet
Chun Wai Chan is the first principal dancer from China in New York City Balletu2019s 74-year history.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 15, 2022
War brings new Iron Curtain down on Russia’s storied ballet stages
Ballet in Russia is something of a national pastime u2014 a cultural jewel, but also the focus of intense emotion and close scrutiny by its discerning audiences.
Japan Times
CULTURE
Oct 26, 2021
Ballet keeping Japanese athletes on their toes
Miya Nishizono is showing Japanese athletes that ballet can inspire a well-rounded workout.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Jun 4, 2019
The Royal Ballet brings the best of British ballet to Japan with its production of 'Don Quixote'
For ballet fans across Japan, The Royal Ballet represents the pinnacle in dance, and its upcoming summer tour of Tokyo and Yokohama from June 21 to 30 keeps expectations high.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Apr 4, 2019
The Tokyo Ballet's 'Swan Lake' gives fans a fresh take on a classic and an uplifting ending
Picture the scene: The Black Swan seduces the Prince away from the White Swan princess for one of the most timeless love triangles ever enacted on stage. Even those who aren't fans of dance are familiar with "Swan Lake." As Yukari Saito, artistic director of The Tokyo Ballet, puts it, "Swan Lake is synonymous with ballet."
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2019
Three Japanese win prizes at Lausanne ballet competition in Switzerland
Japan's Sumina Sasaki won third prize Saturday at this year's Prix de Lausanne, a prestigious international competition for young ballet dancers.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 30, 2018
Japanese make strong showing at Varna ballet contest with one second-place finish and three in third
Japan's Haruto Goto won second prize Sunday at an international ballet competition in Bulgaria considered to be the "Ballet Olympiad," while three other Japanese dancers took third place in their divisions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2018
Japanese dancer Hyuma Kiyosawa, 17, wins silver medal at prestigious U.S. ballet contest
A Japanese dancer won the silver medal Friday in the junior male division of an international ballet competition held in Jackson, Mississippi.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Jun 6, 2018
K-Ballet brings 'Cleopatra' back for another dance
Tetsuya Kumakawa speaks about his most recent project, "Cleopatra," in a way that's as grand as the Egyptian queen herself.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2018
Japanese teen tops Youth America ballet competition in New York
Yuma Matsuura of Japan has won the senior age division at the Youth America Grand Prix audition for promising young ballet dancers, the organizer said Friday.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN?
Feb 17, 2018
Yoshihisa Arai: Floating on air in Chicago
At rehearsal a week before the debut of the Joffrey Ballet's latest production in Chicago, dancer Yoshihisa Arai sat on the ground in the back of the rehearsal space with his legs in a split, stretching and checking his smartphone.
CULTURE / Stage
Jun 20, 2017
Japanese dancers take first and third prizes in prestigious Russian ballet competition
A male Japanese dancer took the top prize and his female compatriot grabbed third place in their respective senior divisions of an international ballet competition held Monday in Moscow, sources revealed prior to the official announcement of the results.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN?
Jun 10, 2017
Misa Kuranaga: Dancing up a storm in Boston
After being nominated for one of the highest global honors in ballet in May, Misa Kuranaga could be forgiven for relaxing her gruelling training regime. But the 34-year-old from Osaka remains as motivated as ever.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / BACKSTREET STORIES
May 5, 2017
Pineapple cakes, pirouettes and petals in Aoyama
The one time of year I'm happy to linger in Aoyama Cemetery is when the venerable rows of old cherry trees growing around the gravestones blossom. Before heading there, though, I decide to first get in the mood with a bit of personal spring renewal.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 28, 2017
Ex-Tokyo ballet school student, 42, gets 4½ years for lopping off his teacher's thumb
A court sentenced a former ballet school student to four years and six months in prison on Monday for cutting off a female ballet instructor's thumb at a ballet studio in Tokyo last year.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Feb 22, 2017
Ballet icon Nina Ananiashvili looks set to bow out in splendid style
"Up to now, I've had about 120 partners in total," Nina Ananiashvili declared with a laugh. "Of course, I mean on the stage."
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 14, 2016
At heavily fortified DMZ, South Korean troops swap boots for ballet shoes
The 15 male ballet students groaned as they strained to do the splits and laughed with relief after their teacher counted to five and let them relax.

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