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Masayu Kimoto

Masayu Kimoto was born in Hyogo (Japan). He was educated at Nakata Ballet Theatre in Himeji and at Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, as well as at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. In 2006 he joined the Semper Oper Ballett Dresden, in 2008 he became a member of the Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper. In 2011 he was appointed Demi-soloist of the Wiener Staatsballett. 2013 he was promoted Soloist, 2017 First Soloist.

His repertory comprises James in Pierre Lacotte’s "La Sylphide", Basil in Rudolf Nureyev’s „Don Quixote“, Prinz Siegfried, Gefährte des Prinzen and Polnischer Tanz in Nureyev’s „Schwanensee“, Jean de Brienne and Bernard de Ventadour in Nureyev’s „Raymonda“, Herzog Albrecht and Ein Bauernpaar in Elena Tschernischova’s „Giselle“, Pastorale in Rudolf Nureyev’s "Der Nussknacker", Prinz in Peter Wright’s "Dornröschen", Alain in Frederick Ashton’s "La Fille mal gardée", Lenski in John Cranko’s "Onegin", Birbanto in Manuel Legris' "Le Corsaire", Aminta in Legris’ „Sylvia“, Spiderman and Chinesischer Tanz in Gyula Harangozó’s „Der Nussknacker“, Csárdás-Solist in Roland Petit’s „Die Fledermaus“, Freund and Variationstänzer in Maurice Béjart’s „Le Concours“, Ungarischer Offizier in Kenneth MacMillan’s „Mayerling“, Danse siamoise in John Neumeier’s „Le Pavillon d’Armide“, Romeo in Davide Bombana’s „Roméo et Juliette“, roles in George Balanchine’s „Thema und Variationen“, „Stravinsky Violin Concerto“, „Symphonie in C“ and “Jewels” (1st solo couple in “Emeralds”), Serge Lifar’s "Suite en blanc", Harald Lander’s „Études“, Jerome Robbins’ „In the Night“, „Glass Pieces“ and "The Four Seasons", Rudi van Dantzig’s "Vier letzte Lieder", Twyla Tharp’s „Variationen über ein Thema von Haydn“, John Neumeier’s „Bach Suite III“, "Vaslaw", "Verklungene Feste" and “Le Sacre”, Nils Christe’s "Before Nightfall", William Forsythe’s „The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude“ and „The Second Detail“, „Skew-Whiff“ from Paul Lightfoot and Sol León, Patrick de Bana’s "Windspiele", David Dawson’s "A Million Kisses to my Skin", Jiří Bubeníček’s „Le Souffle de l’ esprit“, Thierry Malandain’s „Mozart à 2“, Alexander Ekman’s "Cacti", András Lukács’ „Duo“, Marco Goecke’s „Mopey“, Christopher Wheeldon’s "Fool's Paradise", José Martinez’ „Delibes Suite“, Hans van Manen’s „Solo“, Wayne McGregor’s „EDEN|EDEN“ and Jiří Kylián’s „Psalmensymphonie“. In Eno Peci‘s „Herzblume“, András Lukács’ „Movements to Stravinsky“ and Andrey Kaydanovskiy’s „Der Feuervogel“ (Ivan) he created roles.

He has appeared as guest dancer in many European countries and overseas.

Awards and honours: Promotion Prize: Ballettclub Wiener Staatsoper & Volksoper (2011).

Events with Masayu Kimoto

26
September 2019
Thursday
19:30 - 21:45
William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, Jiří Kylián

Forsythe | van Manen | Kylián

Prices C, Subscription 17
28
September 2019
Saturday
19:30 - 21:45
William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, Jiří Kylián

Forsythe | van Manen | Kylián

Prices C, Neoklassik
30
September 2019
Monday
19:30 - 21:45
William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, Jiří Kylián

Forsythe | van Manen | Kylián

Prices C, Subscription 15
05
November 2019
Tuesday
19:30 - 21:45
George Balanchine

Jewels

Prices C, Subscription 2
05
December 2019
Thursday
19:30 - 21:45
George Balanchine

Jewels

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21
December 2019
Saturday
19:00 - 21:30
Manuel Legris nach Marius Petipa u.a.

Le Corsaire

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26
December 2019
Thursday
19:00 - 21:30
Manuel Legris nach Marius Petipa u.a.

Le Corsaire

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