The Royal Ballet in Japan: Cast change for Swan Lake
Steven McRae and Roberta Marquez to dance both performances on Saturday 13 July.
The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland proved incredibly popular in Tokyo last week with sold out houses for all five performances. The tour continues tonight with a gala performance featuring extracts from Symphony in C, Mayerling, Don Quixote and Agon, plus La Valse, Qualia and After the Rain, among others.
Friday will see the first of five performances of Swan Lake, although unfortunately Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg announced today they will not be performing the leading roles on Friday evening. They will be replaced by Steven McRae and Roberta Marquez, who will dance in addition to their published performance on Saturday 13 July matinee.
Talking about the decision, Alina and Johan said:
We are very sorry and sad not to be performing our scheduled performance of Swan Lake with the Company. Unfortunately, due to our recent injuries, although recovering well, we are still unable to meet the physical demands that Swan Lake specifically requires. We both love performing in Japan and look forward to appearing back here soon.’