Singin' ballet star leads top show's Tokyo cast

Stage Oct 1, 2014

Singin' ballet star leads top show's Tokyo cast

by Ayako Takahashi

Any pantheon of classic Western musical comedy films would include 1952's "Singin' in the Rain" starring the legendary actor and dancer Gene Kelly. Set in late- 1920s Hollywood as it was transitioning from silent films to talkies, it depicts a romance between an established ...

ABT brings 'magical moments' to Japan

Stage Feb 19, 2014

ABT brings 'magical moments' to Japan

by Nobuko Tanaka

Last August, with summer sweltering the city, I met Yuriko Kajiya and Jared Matthews, two soloists from the New York-based American Ballet Theatre, one of the word's top-four classical companies along with the Royal Ballet in London, Paris Opera Ballet and the Bolshoi in ...