Bugaku (ballet)

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This article is about Balanchine's 1963 ballet. For the Japanese musical form, see Bugaku.

Bugaku is a ballet made by New York City Ballet co-founder and ballet master George Balanchine to eponymous music by Toshiro Mayuzumi, commissioned by City Ballet in 1962. The premiere took place on 30 March 1963 at City Center of Music and Drama, New York, with scenery by David Hays, costumes by Karinska, and lighting by Ronald Bates. NYCB had toured Japan in 1958 and the Gagaku Company of the Imperial Household toured the US the following year.

Bugaku is the dance component of gagaku.


original NYCB[edit]

Spring 1984 NYCB[edit]

March 1987 Dance Theatre of Harlem[edit]

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November 2007 Suzanne Farrell Ballet[edit]

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Spring 2008 NYCB[edit]


  • Playbill, New York City Ballet, Saturday, May 10, 2008
  • Repertory Week, New York City Ballet, Spring Season, 2008 repertory, week 2



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