K-BALLET Opto(Kバレエ オプト)


K-BALLET Opto In association with PwC




    K-BALLET Optoとは What is K-BALLET Opto?

    BunkamuraとK-BALLET COMPANY(2023年9月1日からはK-BALLET TOKYOに名称変更)が2022年に立ち上げた新プロジェクト。創立から四半世紀、芸術監督熊川哲也の下で豪華絢爛な古典バレエの全幕作品を生み出してきたK-BALLETが「芸術がいかに社会にその価値を還元していくか」という命題に応えるべく、今を生きる私達が共感しうる“時代性のある新作”を届けるために始動しました。本プロジェクトではK-BALLETのスター達の出演をはじめ、世界の最前線をゆく振付家の起用や、他ジャンルのアーティストとのコラボレーションを意欲的に行うことで、ダンスのより多角的な魅力と深層を発見し、より多くの方々に鮮烈なライブ体験を提供していきます。

    K-BALLET Opto started as a joint project between K-BALLET COMPANY, franchise company of Bunkamura Orchard Hall, and Bunkamura. Inviting emerging and significant choreographers in the current dance scene, the project aims to present original works in collaboration with other genres. By presenting dance pieces that shed light (ie:Opto) on dance from a different perspective, we aim to provide a fresh performative experience for the audience.

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    Artistic director: Tetsuya Kumakawa
    Artistic Supervisor: Yuki Mori


    K-BALLET Opto






    Yuki Mori

    After starting his training at Sadamatsu Hamada Ballet Company, he moved to Germany to study at The Hamburg Ballet School. Later he worked with Nurnberg Ballet and Thoss Dance Company led by Stephan Thoss.In September 2012 he was appointed artistic director of the dance company at Theater Regensburg. As the first Japanese artistic director he continued to present new works. In 2019 he resigned his position as artistic director and moved back to Japan. Since then, he has been presenting new works and working across genres, while regularly teaching at the Takarazuka Theater.




    北海道生まれ。1987年、英国ロイヤル・バレエ学校に留学。89年、ローザンヌ国際バレエコンクールで日本人初の金賞を受賞。同年、英国ロイヤル・バレエ団に東洋人として初めて入団。91年には同団史上最年少でソリストに、93年にプリンシパルに昇格。主要なレパートリーで数々の名演を残し、名実共に世界的ダンサーとしての評価を確立する。98年、英国ロイヤル・バレエ団を退団。翌99年、K-BALLET COMPANYを設立。以来、芸術監督/プリンシパルダンサーとして団を率いるほか、演出・振付家としても才を発揮し、全幕古典作品の演出・再振付や、台本から手がけた完全オリジナル全幕作品「クレオパトラ」や「蝶々夫人」「カルミナ・ブラーナ」などの新作を数多く上演している。また、劇場音楽を専門とするシアター オーケストラ トウキョウの設立、後進の育成機関として2003年にK-BALLET SCHOOLを創設するなど、総合芸術としてのバレエを多角的にサポートする組織を運営。2012年1月、Bunkamuraオーチャードホール芸術監督に就任。2013年、紫綬褒章受章。

    Tetsuya Kumakawa

    Tetsuya Kumakawa was born in Hokkaido, Japan. In 1987, he started studying at The Royal Ballet School. In 1989, he became the first Japanese dancer to win a Gold Medal at Prix de Lausanne. Later the same year, he joined The Royal Ballet as their first Asian dancer. He then became the youngest soloist in its history in 1991, to later become principal dancer in 1993. He left his mark performing lead roles in numerous performances and gained his status as a world renowned dancer. In 1998 he decided to leave The Royal Ballet and in 1999 he founded K-BALLET COMPANY. Since its inception, not only has he led the company as Artistic Director and Principal dancer, he has choreographed and directed original pieces, presented his own version of full act ballets, and created original full length ballets from scratch such as “Cleopatra”, “Madame Butterfly” and “Carmina Burana”. Additionally, he founded Theater Orchestra Tokyo (an orchestra specializing in theater music for operas, ballets, musicals, etc.) and K-BALLET SCHOOL (an institution to support future generations of dancers) and has continued to create a brand as a company supporting ballet as an art form from multiple perspectives. In January 2012 he was appointed Artistic Director of Bunkamura Orchard Hall. In 2013, he was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon for his contribution to the arts and academia. In February 2023, he was appointed Tokyo Sightseeing Ambassador and in July the same year he founded the Kumakawa Foundation with the intention to promote the art of ballet.