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©Serbian National Theatre
Scene: First wedding night
Dancers: Nichika Shibata and Florient Cador
Photo by Srđan Doroški


Ballet "Madame Butterfly"

The long-awaited premiere of ballet made possible by a chain of collaborations!


“Madame Butterfly” is a collaborative work between the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad (Serbia) and the Europaballet in St. Pölten (Austria). This important international project for Novi Sad 2021-2022 brings together a creative team from more than 10 countries, including the world-renowned costume designer Ms Yumiko Takeshima, and dancers from both theatres. In spite of the prolonged production period and the restriction of the number of audiences amid the pandemic, both companies persevered with the preparations and two premieres took place on 14 and 18 May 2021. The work received two soloists for several roles and among them, Ms Nichika Shibata from the Europaballet was cast for Cho-Cho-San, and Mr Naoyuki Atsumi from the Serbian National Theatre danced as Prince Yamadori. The production was a great success, receiving positive reviews from both critics and audiences, and was covered extensively in the Serbian and Austrian media. The production is now being prepared for a tour of Austria and Japan.

 
Main program

Date: 3 Jan.~ 18 May. 2021
Venue: Serbian National Theatre (Novi Sad, Serbia)
Artists:
Yumiko Takeshima
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Naoyuki Atsumi
Meet Up ECoC! URL:https://eu-japanfest.org/meet-up/artist/profile/248

Ayaka Saito
Meet Up ECoC! URL:https://eu-japanfest.org/meet-up/artist/profile/495

Nichika Shibata
Meet Up ECoC! URL:https://eu-japanfest.org/meet-up/artist/profile/455

Aoi Iguchi
Meet Up ECoC! URL:https://eu-japanfest.org/meet-up/artist/profile/454

 
Related program

1) Two Premiers of Ballet "Madam Butterfly"
Date: 14 and 18 May. 2021
Venue: Serbian National Theatre, Big stage 'Jovan Djordjevic' (Novi Sad, Serbia)
Artists: Soloists and ballet ensemble from the Serbian National Theatre and the Europaballet

2) Replay of Ballet "Madam Butterfly"
Date: 20 May. 2021
Venue: Serbian National Theatre, Big stage 'Jovan Djordjevic' (Novi Sad, Serbia)
Artists: Soloists and ballet ensemble from the Serbian National Theatre and the Europaballet

 
Video material

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZJal7GadGg&t=16s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOcNmag88v4

 
Column

Butterfly tenderness as the Victory of Art


 



Novi Sad, Serbia
Performing Arts


Scene: Prolog
Dancers: Ana Đurić and girls in ensemble of SNT
Photo by Srđan Doroški
©Serbian National Theatre


Scene: Past
Dancer: Nichika Shibata
Photo by Srđan Doroški
©Serbian National Theatre


Scene: Father
Dancers: Andrei Colceriu and Nichika Shibata
Photo by Srđan Doroški
©Serbian National Theatre


Scene: Geisha
Dancers: Nichika Shibata and girls in ensamble of SNT
Photo by Srđan Doroški
©Serbian National Theatre


Scene: Japanese wedding
Dancers: Nichika Shibata, Florient Cador, David Gruosso, Lana Stojanović, Dominik Vaida, Ayaka Saito
Photo by Srđan Doroški
©Serbian National Theatre


Scene: Uncle Bonzo
Dancers: Milan Ivan, Ana Đurić, David Gruosso and girls in ensemble of SNT
Photo by Srđan Doroški
©Serbian National Theatre


Scene: First wedding night
Dancers: Nichika Shibata and Katarina Zec
Photo by Srđan Doroški
©Serbian National Theatre


Scene: Time passes
Dancers: Ensemble of SNT
Photo by Srđan Doroški
©Serbian National Theatre


Scene: America
Dancers: Ensemble of SNT
Photo by Srđan Doroški
©Serbian National Theatre


Scene: Kate and Pinkerton
Dancers: Mayara Reis Vicoso and Florient Cador
Photo by Srđan Doroški
©Serbian National Theatre


Scene: American wedding
Dancers: Samuel Bishop, Katarina Kljajić and ensemble of SNT
Photo by Srđan Doroški
©Serbian National Theatre


Scene: Yamadori
Dancer: Naoyuki Atsumi
Photo by Srđan Doroški
©Serbian National Theatre


Scene: Seppuku
Dancer: Ana Đurić
Photo by Srđan Doroški
©Serbian National Theatre


Applause
Creative team, soloists and ensemble of SNT
Photo by Srđan Doroški
©Serbian National Theatre


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