Ruriko Tachikawa produced a successful ballet performance going beyond the borders of individual
Ruriko Tachikawa produces ‘Antony Tudor Special Performance by Star Dancers.’ Tudor then says ‘my work with the ballet of Japan and the reproduction of my works will greatly further and accelerate the development of a truly national ballet which in time may become a national pride and a valuable export ….’
Inspired by his words, Tachikawa founds SDB.
Awarded Nimura Prize for SDB’s performance ‘the Green Table’ (first performance in Japan)
SDB becomes an incorporated foundation, the first as a Japanese ballet company.
SDB undertakes a highly successful China tour.
Awarded Dance Critics Association Prize for its performances ‘Antony Tudor Memorial Performance’ and ‘Balanchine’s Evening’.
Awarded Dance Critics Association Prize for its active engagement in introducing works by great choreographers such as Balanchine, Robbins and Tudor in Japan.
Performance in South Korea
Sir Peter Wright is welcomed as SDB’s Artistic Advisor.
Won the Arts Festival award for excellence by Agency for Cultural Affairs.
SDB is invited to Theatre Heilbronn, Germany. ‘MISSING LINK’ by Minoru Suzuki is favourably received by audience and media.
Kumi Oyama is appointed as Executive Director.
Performance at Shanghai Expo, China
SDB becomes a non-profit incorporated foundation.