Art is Our Voice


50m 00s
Broadcast on October 1, 2022 Available until October 1, 2023

We follow 21 dancers from Ukraine's famed National Opera and Ballet Theater on their summer Japan tour. Since Russia's invasion, many company members escaped Kyiv for cities across Europe to continue practicing their art. But they have conflicted feelings about leaving their families back home. In their first overseas tour they reunite in Japan to perform in 16 cities and honor their country. NHK cameras capture the company members' month-long emotional journey.

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