Japan’s Diaghilev has died

The death has been reported of  Tadatsugu Sasaki, Executive Director of the Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS) and General Director of The Tokyo Ballet. He was 83.

In terms of ballet development, he was known as the Japanese Diaghilev. With his NBS hat on, he was an important opera and concerts impresario, importing European ensembles on a regular basis.



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    • And at the time of that picture (2014), Mr. Sasaki had already been a member of the Légion d’honneur for over 15 years. In 2014 he received the title of “Grand Officier” within the order.

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