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Yasuyuki Endo’s Creation in YOKOHAMA BALLET FESTIVAL 2015

Yokohama, Kanagawa

Performing Arts


Gathering of Japanese ballet dancers with global presence

With a ballet population of over 400,000, Japan is now reckoned among the great ballet powers of the world, and many Japanese dancers are active at a global level, including those who placed first and second in the Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition. Under the artistic directorship of dancer Yasuyuki Endo, the Yokohama Ballet Festival held a gala performance featuring top Japanese dancers working both in Japan and overseas. Endo works as a dancer and choreographer in countries around the world, not least at European Capital of Culture Marseille in 2013, and in Yokohama performed one of his own pieces together with Mimoza Koike. Acclaimed for harnessing a distinctively Japanese sensibility and originality, and for his deep artistic proficiency, Endo achieved considerable results with this production, including its continuation next year.



17-19 Aug. 2015


Kanagawa Kenmin Hall



“HANJYU” from Afternoon of a Faun

Choreography:Yasuyuki Endo

Dancers:Yasuyuki Endo, Mimoza Koike




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