Three Japanese win prizes at Lausanne ballet competition in Switzerland

National 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. Two other Japanese, Yu Wakizuka and Mio Sumiyama, took fourth and eighth, respectively, at the 47th annual competition in the Swiss city of Lausanne. Sasaki, ...

Japanese ballet dancers win third, fifth places in Lausanne competition

National Feb 9, 2015

Japanese ballet dancers win third, fifth places in Lausanne competition

Lausanne Switzerland An 18-year-old Japanese male won the No. 3 spot and a 17-year-old Japanese female placed fifth in an international competition in Lausanne, Switzerland, for young dancers aiming to perform professionally. Mitsuru Ito, of Saitama Prefecture, and Rina Kanehara, of Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, were among ...

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 ...

Young K-Ballet School dancers get set for the big time

Stage Feb 19, 2014

Young K-Ballet School dancers get set for the big time

by Nobuko Tanaka

The splendid news about two Japanese high school students' outstanding achievement swept around the world this month. Not only did 17-year-old Haruo Niyama from Nagano Prefecture win first prize at the super-prestigious annual Prix de Lausanne competition for young amateur classical ballet dancers, but 15-year-old ...