Notice of Cancellation – The Bolshoi Ballet Japan Tour
We regret to inform you that, after through discussions with the Bolshoi Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet Japan Tour 2020 (a total of 13 performances in Tokyo, Otsu, Maebashi, and Osaka), scheduled for November 23 to December 6, has been unavoidably cancelled in view of the international circumstance as well as the domestic situation resulting from the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Swan Lake” and “Spartacus” planned for this tour are works full of the Bolshoi Ballet’s appeals. Together with the galas “Bolshoi Premium Edition” especially planned for the Japan tour, all programs have been greatly anticipated by the audience. We have been preparing carefully and looking for a solution for carrying out the tour until the last moment. Therefore, it is frustrating and sad to have to give this notice. We will be grateful for your kind understanding.
We have received a message from the theatre’s Ballet Director Mr. Makhar Vaziev for fans. Please find it as below.
Detailed information on ticket refund for Tokyo performances :
[Information on Ticket Refund] The Bolshoi Ballet Japan Tour 2020
Presenter: Japan Arts
Inquiries: Japan Arts Pia 0570-00-1212
Regarding the performances outside of Tokyo, please inquire to the following presenters;
Thursday, November 26, 18:30、Friday, November 27, 18:30
Saturday, November 28, 18:00、Sunday, November 29, 13:00/19:00、1Tuesday, December 1, 13:00/19:00
[Bolshoi Premium Edition]
Thursday, December 3, 18:30、Friday, December 4, 18:30、Sunday, December 6, 17:00
Presented by: Japan Arts / TV Asahi / Asahi Shimbun
Japan Arts Pia Call Center TEL：0570-00-1212
Please check the updates posted by each presenter.
＜Otsu＞Monday, November, 23, 2020 Biwako Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Shiga『Spartacus』
TEL Biwako Hall Ticket Center：077-523-7136
＜Maebashi＞Tuesday, November, 24, 2020 Shoken-Gakuen Maebashi Hall （Maebashi Shiminn Bunkakaikan）『Swan Lake』
TEL Shoken-Gakuen Maebashi Hall （Maebashi Shiminn Bunkakaikan）：027-221-4321
＜Osaka＞Saturday, December, 5, 2020 Festival Hall『Swan Lake』
TEL Festival Hall Ticket center：06-6231-2221
Dear ballet lovers and fans of the Bolshoi Ballet in Japan,
We at the Bolshoi Ballet reached a decision that we had no other choice but to cancel the Japan tour scheduled for November and December 2020. The Japan tour of this year has been planned for years in cooperation with Japan Arts and regional presenters, and has been greatly anticipated as something special by our dancers. Therefore, it was a painful decision to make. But we considered giving the highest priority to maintaining healthy bodies and minds of all dancers, musicians, and staff members who are involved in this project, as well as all audience members.
Nobody could imagine the world situation would get so confused as this. I’m sure that the emotional communication between the Bolshoi Ballet and audiences in Japan will not fade but will become stronger by thinking of each other. We promise that the Bolshoi Ballet will show you again performances worthy of the name in Japan.
We hope all of you always keep love, appreciation, and dream in your hearts.
Ballet Director of the Bolshoi Ballet