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New National Theatre, Tokyo announces 2009/2010 season lineup
      The New National Theatre, Tokyo, has announced its 2009/2010 season schedule of opera, ballet, contemporary dance and theater. The season will be the last for the three Artistic Directors, Hiroshi Wakasugi (opera), Asami Maki (dance) and Hitoshi Uyama (theater). The contemporary dance department schedule will include a new work by Saburo Teshigawara and the first appearance at the New National Theatre by the Condors’ Ryohei Kondo as a choreographer. The theater department schedule will take as its theme the question “Why do people fight? ” and feature a two-month run of the Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy on a daily rotating schedule and a three-month run of Hisashi Inoue’s trilogy on the Tokyo Trials on a monthly rotation. Also on the schedule is Minoru Betsuyaku’s representative work Zou, about a man becomes an exhibitionist showing off his keloidosis caused by radiation exposure from the Hiroshima atomic bombing. This work will be directed by the emerging director Shigefumi Fukatsu much to the anticipation of people in the theater world.
Oct. 2009 – Don Quixote
Dec. 2009 – The Nutcracker
Jan. 2010 – Swan Lake
Mar. 2010 – Boris Eifman’s ballet Anna Karenina
May 2010 – David Bintley’s Carmina Burana, at the same time Galanteries
June 2010 – Asami Maki’s La Dame Aux Camelias
+Contemporary Dance
Sept. 2009 – Saburo Teshigawara’s new work (undecided)
Nov. 2009 – Motoko Hirayama’s Life Casting
Feb. 2010 – Ryohei Kondo’s Triple Bill
May 2010 – DANCE to the Future
Oct. to Nov. 2009 – Henry VI (by William Shakespeare, director: Hitoshi Uyama)
    Part 1: The Hundred Years’ War
    Part 2: Defeat and Disorder
    Part 3: The War of the Roses
Mar. 2010 – Zou (by Minoru Betsuyaku, director: Shigefumi Fukatsu, starring: Goro Inagaki, others)
Apr.-June 2010 – Tokyo Trials Trilogy (by Hisashi Inoue, director: Tamiya Kuriyama)
    Apr. 2010 – Part 1: Yume no Sakeme
    May 2010 – Part 2: Yume no Namida
    June 2010 – Part 3: Yume no Kasabuta
July 2010 – A new work by Ryuta Horai (director: Yumi Suzuki)
+New National Theatre, Tokyo