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Live Events

Kansai TV presents an exciting line up of live events and performing arts. Over the years, Kansai TV has produced, organized and promoted large scale events and performing arts to cater for all audiences.

Kansai TV has organized ten Japan tours of the dynamic dance entertainment shows “Burn the Floor” and “Floorplay”, to a total audience of near 500,000!

Kansai TV also supports and sponsors the classic and traditional arts. We have organized Japan tours of the Paris Opera, Teatro San Carlo of Napoli and Teatro Verdi Trieste, and the "Osaka Heisei Nakamura-za" with star Kabuki actor Nakamura Kanzaburo in an Edo period Kabuki theatre.

We also hold the hugely popular Cirque du Soleil performances in Osaka, and recently held the immensely successful "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" exhibition in Osaka.

Kansai TV continues to bring you the best in live entertainment!

Making the Difference: Vermeer and The Dutch Art

Johannes Vermeer [The Procuress]

Johannes Vermeer, Dutch master painter of the 17th century, whose art works are known for their tranquil scenes and characteristic expressions of light, continues to enthrall art fans around the world.
In this exhibition we will show works of Vermeer and Dutch painters of the same period. It is said that only 35 of Vermeer’s works survive today. Of these, six paintings will be shown in this exhibition, including “The Procuress” which will be shown in Japan for the first time. This exceeds the five works shown in the exhibition “The Public and the Private in the Age of Vermeer” which was held in 2000 at the Osaka Municipal Museum of Art and attracted approximately 600,000 visitors. This will be the largest Vermeer exhibition held to date in Western Japan.
In particular, “The Procuress” is a highly important work highlighting the change in Vermeer’s style from biblical subject matter to those of daily life. The gentleman depicted in the left is said to be a self-portrait of Vermeer. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover an unknown side of the “Master of Light”


Dates: February 16th (Sat) ~ May 12th (Sun)
Venue: Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
Closed: Mondays (Open on national holidays, in this case closed the next weekday) Open on April 30th and May 7th
Open: 9:30 am ~ 5pm ( Last admission 30 minutes before closing time)


■Advance Sales
Adults: 1,600JPY University/ High school students: 1,300JPY

■At the Door
Adults: 1,800JPY University/ High school students: 1,500JPY

*Children (up to Junior high school students), disabled people with one attendant: Free

Official website: https://www.ktv.jp/event/vermeer/

Manuel Legris
Stars in Blue~ BALLET & MUSIC~

A spectacular collaboration of “Ballet Legend” Manuel Legris and stars of ballet and classical music!
World premiere of Legris performing with Smirnova!
Featuring a new work especially for this occasion!
A fabulous concert bringing together the world’s finest ballet in a classic concert hall!


Known as a “Ballet legend”, Manuel Legris is renowned as a former etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet, and is now Director of the Vienna State Ballet.
This is a rare occasion to enjoy a collaboration of Legris’ three greatest trusted dancers and world renowned classical musicians Fumiaki Miura (vn) and Hibiki Tamura (pf).
Manuel Legris and Olga Smirnova of the Bolshoi Ballet will perform together- a world first- in a new piece specially commissioned to Patrick de Bana. Semyon Chudin of the Bolshoi Ballet and Masayu Kimoto of the Vienna State Ballet will perform in a new duet. From classical ballet to new works and a world premiere, this is a star studded experience not to be missed!


【Dancers】Manuel LEGRIS (Director, Vienna State Ballet)/Olga SMIRNOVA (Prima Ballerina, Bolshoi Ballet)/Semyon CHUDIN (Principal Dancer, Bolshoi Ballet)/Masayu KIMOTO (First Soloist, Vienna State Ballet)【Musicians】Fumiaki MIURA (Violin)/Hibiki TAMURA (Piano)/Shino TAKIZAWA(Piano/ Pianist for Vienna State Ballet)


Dance Pieces

■“Silk”(Working title) (New work World Premiere)
The Ballet is based on a novel “Silk” by Alessandro Baricco
Choreography:Patrick de Bana
Music: Christoph Willibald Gluck / Philip Glass
Performers: Olga Smirnova, Manuel Legris
Fumiaki Miura (Vn) , Hibiki Tamura (Pf)

■”Mirror within a Mirror”(Working title)(World Premire)
Choreography:Patrick de Bana
Music:Arvo Part
Performers:Semyon Chudin, Masayu Kimoto
Players:Fumiaki Miura (Vn) , Hibiki Tamura (Pf)

Choreography:Natalia Horecna
Music:Johan Sebastian Bach / Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:Manuel Legris , Shino Takizawa (Pf)

■”THAÏS from Ma Pavlova”
Choreography: Roland Petit
Music: Jules Massenet
Performers: Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin,
Fumiaki Miura (Vn) , Hibiki Tamura (Pf)

■”The Dying Swan”
Choreography: Mikhail Fokine
Music: Camille Saint-Saëns
Performers: Olga Smirnova, Fumiaki Miura (Vn) , Hibiki Tamura (Pf)

■From ”The Dying Swan” Variation of Act1
Choreography: Rudolf Nureyev
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performers: Masayu Kimoto
Fumiaki Miura (Vn) , Hibiki Tamura (Pf)

Musical Pieces

■Niccolo Paganini “Nel cor più” variation
Fumiaki Miura (Vn)

■Maurice Ravel “Tzigane”
Fumiaki Miura (Vn) , Hibiki Tamura (Pf)

■Frederic Chopin “Nocturne No.20” ”Grande Valse Brillante”
Hibiki Tamura (Pf)

*Performers and details are as of November 30th 2018
*The cast and program are subject to change in case of illness, injury or other circumstances.


Date:March 11th (Mon) 2019
Starts 7pm Doors open 6:15pm
※Duration 2 hours with one intermission
Venue:The Symphony Hall(Osaka)


Sseats:12,000JPY(All seats reserved, incl. tax)

※Admission for children over 5 years permitted
※In case of late entry after the show has started, it may be necessary to wait to enter the hall
※The cast is subject to change in case of illness, injury or other circumstances.
In this event, tickets that have been purchased cannot be cancelled.

Tickets on sale

November 10th (Sat) 10:00am~


The Miracle of M.C.Escher Prints from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Welcome to the Surrealist Museum of Art


Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is world renowned as the leading artist of enigmatic prints in the 20th century.His meticulous and unique “miraculous” works created in an age without computers, still influence a wide range of specialists and creators from mathematicians to architects to this day.
This exhibition marks the 120th anniversary of Escher’s birth. From the Israel Museum, which boasts the largest collection of his works in the world, over 150 pieces usually not on display for preservation reasons, will be shown in Japan for the first time.
We show how his unique works such as the iconic “Relativity”, his early works and woodcuts, drawings were created, using eight keywords “Science” “the Bible” “Landscapes” “Portraits” “Advertisements” ”Techniques” “Reflections” and “Illusions.”

Maurits Cornelis Escher
Maurits Cornelis Escher is the Netherlands’ most renowned graphic artist.
His exceptionally creative works include impossible constructions, infinity trapped in a finite space and tessellating flat surfaces with morphing images. Escher’s visual images inspired not only other creators, but also a wide range of specialists including mathematicians.


Dates: November 16th (Fri) 2018 to January 14th (Mon) 2019
Closed:Nov.19.26, Dec.31,Jan. 1
Venue: Abeno Harukas Art Museum (Osaka)
Open: 10am to 8pm Tuesday to Friday
10am to 6pm Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
*Last admission 30 minutes before closing time


■Advance Sales
Adults 1300JPY University/ High school students 800JPY
Junior high/ Elementary school Students 300JPY

■At the Door
Adults 1500JPY University/ High school students 1000JPY
Junior high/ Elementary school students 500JPY

*Free admission for children under elementary school age
*Half price of At the Door price for those holding a certificate of disability and one attendant when bought at the museum ticket office

Official website: http://www.escher.jp/
Advance Tickets (English) : http://eplus.jp/ib-Escher/

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