Remi is in Japan preparing for his appearance in the Ballet Asteras gala at the New National Theatre. He will perform the Grand Pas Classique at the newly opened Tokyo theatre on Sunday 1 August alongside stars from the Paris Opera Ballet, Kiev Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Tokyo Ballet. It hasn’t been much of a vacation for Remi, who should be putting up his feet between seasons at Dutch National Ballet. He has only recently concluded a week in the Czech Republic where he was guest soloist for the Prague International Ballet staging of Alo Diamonds Étoiles: Swan Lake at the Státní Opera. On returning home to Holland next week he will go straight into rehearsals for two new ballets: the first a pas de cinq by Juanjo Arqués, the second a world premiere by French choreographer David Millepied.