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NHK Hall Tokyo

The Ninth Symphony Ballet by Bejart

Ludwig van Beethoven

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Maurice Béjart’s compelling staging of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has been enchanting audiences worldwide since its inception and its idea of universal brotherhood remains highly topical. “Alle Menschen werden Brüder” (All men will be brothers) is the powerful message communicated by the unforgettable music and choreography.

From the stage of the NHK Hall in Tokyo 250 dancers and musicians send this message out into the world. “It is a ‘manifestation’, in the deepest sense of the word.” Maurice Béjart.

On Schiller’s “Ode to Joy”. Texts by Friedrich Nietzsche, Friedrich von Schiller.


ConductorZubin Mehta

DirectorGil Roman

ChoreographerMaurice Béjart

CastBéjart Ballet Lausanne | The Tokyo Ballet | Kristin Lewis | Mihoko Fujimura | Kei Fukui | Alexander Vinogradov | Gil Roman | Jean-Bruno Meier | Thierry Hochstätter

Number of actsBallet in one act

Total running time88 mins

Sung inFrench | German

SubtitlesEnglish | French | German | Italian | Spanish

Date of performance2014-11-08

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