OKAMOTO FESTIVAL BALLET
YASUHIRO OKAMOTO / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
FESTIVAL / 2016
Ballet Concert, “Swan Lake” Act.3, “Le Corsaire” Act.1, “Sleeping Beauty” Act.3,
“Don Quixote” Act.1, “La Bayadere” (Kingdom of Shades)
Marcin Kupinski
Marcin Kupinski
Michal Krcmar
Michal Krcmar
Chauncey Parsons
Colby Parsons
Colby Parsons
star guests / overseas
» Michal Krcmar(Mr)
(Etoile: Finnish National Ballet)
» Colby Parsons(Mr)
(Company Artist: Oregon Ballet Theater)


star guests / japan
» Yasuyo Omoto(Ms)
(Senior Principal: Momoko Tani Ballet)
» Kazuhisa Hiyama(Mr)
(Principal: Momoko Tani Ballet)
» Humberto Trevino(Mr)
(Latin Touch)
» Yuka Saito(Ms)
(Principal: Nagata Ballet, Tokyo)
» Keita Yasumura(Mr)
about

Marcin Kupinski, Principal Danish Royal Ballet and Finnish National Ballet Etoile Michal Krcmar lead our 2016 lineup, with Chauncey Parsons and Colby Parsons from Oregon Ballet Theatre. From Tokyo we welcome back Kazuhisa Hiyama and Yasuyo Omoto and from Fukuoka's "Latin Touch", Humberto Trevino.

The festival will be held over 3 nights in July.

Biographies.

[From Wikipedia] Marcin Kupinski was born and raised in Gdynia near Gdańsk in Poland where together with his younger brother Dawid he studied at the National Ballet School. He joined the Royal Danish Ballet in 2002, became a soloist in 2010 and a principal dancer in 2011.

As a principal, his roles have included Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, James in La Sylphide, the prince in The Nutcracker, Junker Ove in A Folk Tale and the poet in La Sonnambula. As a guest performer, he has danced in the international company Cross Connection as well as in Rome, Lithuania and Japan.

Kupinski's awards include the Special Jury Prize at the 2002 Varna International Ballet Competition and the Grand Prix at the Eurovision Young Dancers contest in 2001.


Michal Krčmář was born in 1990 Prague, Czech Republic, and studied at the City of Prague Dance Conservatory from 2001 – 2009, completing the course with the 2009 Best Graduate Diploma. In 2006 he frequented Ballet Master Classes in Prague and received fourth prize from the International Ballet Competition in Brno; in 2007 he became laureate of the Vienna International Ballet Competition; two years later won two second prizes in the Prix Carpeaux International Competition in France; and in December 2009 first prize in Category A from the International Competition in Brno, where he also presented his own choreography, On Edge. In 2015 got the prize of the audience for most useful dancer of the Finnish National ballet from Pro Dance organization. 

His professional record so far includes appearances at classical and contemporary dance festivals in Cali - Colombia, gala performance of the world ballet stars in Sochi during Olympic games 2014, gala concert in Phnom Penh (Capital city of Cambodia), in honour of the King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni, festival of Art in Toyama - Japan and many others in Portugal, Germany, Finland, Austria, Slovenia, France, Estonia, Poland, and Hungary.

In 2015/2016 he started as Albert in Giselle. in Sammati dance camp. 22nd of August, Michal Krcmar was promoted to Star dancer (Etoile) of Finnish National Ballet after the show of the Beauty and the Beast (Javier Torres) where he was dancing the Beast. In September was doing Onegin in Onegin (John Cranko). In October was dancing prince in brand new production of Little Mermaid (Kenneth Greve).


dates
Fri 22 July 2016
6pm, show starts 6:30pm

Sat 23 July 2016
4:30pm, show starts 5pm

Sun 24 July 2016
4pm, show starts 4:30pm

venue
ACROS Fukuoka Symphony Hall
1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0001


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programme
Fri - Junior Ballet Concert
“Swan Lake” Act.3 / Ballet Concert

Sat - Ballet Concert
“Sleeping Beauty” Act.3 / “Le Corsaire” Act.1

Sun - Ballet Concert
“Don Quixote” Act.1 / “La Bayadere” (Kingdom of Shades)
tickets
Fri 22 July 2016 / ¥3,000 (All seats.)

Sat 23 and Sun 24 July 2016
Special seats : ¥8,000 , Free seats : ¥5,000

call +81 (92) 731 4442 or [contact us]

guests / women

» Saeko Hamada(Ms)
(Sakamoto Ballet)
» Aimi Yoshioka(Ms)
(Ballet studio La Fatina)
» Chisaki Hitaka(Ms)
(Yoko Ballet Academy)
» Kyoko Sato(Ms)
(Kyoko Sato Ballet)
» Eri Nakagawa(Ms)
(Free)
» Saori Kohara(Ms)
(Etoile Ballet)

guests / men

» Tadashi Nakagawa(Mr)
(Soloist: Free)
» Yuna Yoshida(Mr)
(Momoko Tani Ballet)
» Oh Kubota(Mr)
(Soloist: Free)
» Masahiro Fujiwara(Mr)
(Soloist: Free)
» Daisuke Ito(Mr)
(Soloist: Free)
» Masanori Yoshika(Mr)
(Soloist: PAC Movement)
» Yoshimitsu Kodama(Mr)
(Free)

guests / supporting

» Reiko Kobayashi(Ms)
(Free)
» Kyoko Michihara(Ms)
(Free)
» Todd Sappington(Mr)
(Free)
» Nick May(Mr)
(Free)
» Shiori Ogata (Ms)
(Free)
festival dancers

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("Twins" / Festival B.)
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(Free / Festival B.)
(Free / Festival B.)
(Free / Festival B.)
(Festival Ballet)
» Eriko Matsukuma(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Ayako Takigawa(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
(Festival Ballet)
(Festival Ballet)
(Festival Ballet)
(Festival Ballet)
(Festival Ballet)
(Festival Ballet)
(Festival Ballet)
(Festival Ballet)
(Festival Ballet)
» Hiroko Oyamada(Ms)
(Free / Festival B.)
(Festival Ballet)
» Hikaru Tanaka(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Yuko Sato(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Risa Yamanoi(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Saya Suzuki(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Hikari Onaka(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Yoko Myo(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Taeko Iwano(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Yae Ide(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Akiyo Nagano(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Takayo Miyano(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Hikaru Katayama(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Eriko Esumi(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Miwa Rikimaru(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Mika Suezaki(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Miku Hirakawa(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Naoko Nishiyama(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Yuta Maeki(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
» Kazuma Inoue(Ms)
(Festival Ballet)
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