Friday, 1 October 2010
Ella Bella in Japan
Yesterday I received, through my publisher, a request from a ballet school in Tokyo called Studio Ailes. they asked if I would give permission for Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella to be used for their 20th anniversary performances next year. Naturally I said yes! It sounds very exciting. there will be 60 students from 3 - 18 year olds taking part. I hope I get some pictures eventually. If I do will share them, of course.
The Japanese publisher - Shogakukan - have been great supporters of Ella Bella; it was they who bought the first title - Sleeping Beauty - on condition there would be two more. And that first book came with a lovely ensdorsement from
Miyako Yoshida, who I once saw as the Sugar Plum Fairy at Covent Garden. So really I am very grateful to Japan for helping Ella Bella become a successful series. I hope they will continue to ask for more!