Will Tuckett's Macbeth Premieres in Tokyo Alongside The Dream
Tokyo audiences will have the honor of seeing the world premiere of Will Tuckett’s Macbeth on a double-bill presented by the National Ballet of Japan that also features Sir Frederick Ashton’s The Dream.
The New National Theatre Tokyo will resonate with the sounds of Geraldine Mucha and Felix Mendelssohn as Martin Yates conducts the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra through the dramatic and comedic ballets, both inspired by Shakespeare works.
Inspired by the work of the same name by Scottish composer Geraldine Mucha, Will Tuckett, an Olivier award-winning choreographer, will present his take on this profound portrayal of prophecy, ambition, suspicion, intrigue, delirium and the psychology of a character driven to extremes.
Choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this ballet showcases meticulous footwork and truly English mime, bringing a world of forests and fairies to life, as though it had leapt straight from the pages of a picture book. Highlights include the comical and mischievous Puck and the beautiful pas de deux performed by the fairy queen and king, Titania and Oberon.