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2021.10.08 UPDATE
Noism0/Noism1 BOUNDARY
Kochi performance


Noism1 presents a new work by Un Yamada, a guest choreographer who leads one of Japan’s leading contemporary dance companies. Additionally, the mature dancers of Noism0 presents a world premiere by Jo Kanamori, Artistic Director of Noism Company Niigata.
As it happens, two choreographers simultaneously raise the same theme “BOUNDARY”. Giving contours. Separating. And crossing the boundary. Jo Kanamori and Un Yamada. Two works by two choreographers. A new double bill around the boundary.


*Feature performance “The Last Rose of Summer”
Sawako Iseki received The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize for “The Last Rose of Summer” and the piece will be performed specially in Kochi as award commemoration.



Niigata performance ▸More details
December 17, 18, 19 * 3 performances
RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center – Theatre

Tokyo performance ▸More details
December 24, 25, 26 * 3 performances
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre – Play House

Kochi performance
January 10, 2022 *1 performance




“Endless Opening”
Direction, Choreography: Un Yamada
Costume: Kumiko Iijima
Performer: Noism1

“Near Far Here”
Direction, Choreography: Jo Kanamori
Costume: Kyoko Domoto
Performer: Noism0

“The Last Rose of Summer” *Sawako Iseki Award commemoration performance
Direction, Choreography: Jo Kanamori
Music:F.V. Flotow 《Martha》 《Last Rose of Summer》
Costume: Kyoko Domoto
Performer: Noism0


Kochi performance

January 10(Mon) 16:00
*1 performance


Tickets sold in advance:
¥ 3,000
¥ 1,500 – High School students and under
※Tickets sold on the day of performance: + ¥ 500
* All seats unreserved.
* No admittance to pre-school children.
* Tickets for this performance will be sold as Distance Seats – 50% of capacity.

On Sale
October 30 (Sat)

Access to the venue
Address: 2-1, Kutanda, Kochi-city 781-9529
Tel: +81(0)88-883-5071


From Kochi Station
○5 minutes’ walk from Harimayabashi on Tosaden Streetcar /3 minutes’ walk from Saenbacho
○5 minutes’ walk from Harimayabashi on Tosaden Bus
○5 minutes by car
From Kochi IC
○10 minutes by car
From Kochi Ryoma Airport
○30minutes by car
○30 minutes by airport limousine bus, 1 minute walk from Harimayabashi Kanko Bus Terminal
KOCHI CITY CULTURE PLAZA CUL PORT– access page *Japanese only

Un Yamada

Started folk song dance and gymnastics at the age of seven. She studied dance at the age of 13 at Yamazaki Physical Education Dance Academy. Later she studied butoh at the Asbestos Hall. Started working as a choreographer in 1996. At the same time, she worked at the Yokohama ST Spot, planning and producing dance programs for young choreographers. Researched the dance situation in Japan as a Japanese internship trainee dispatched by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 1999. In 2000, After she won The French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographer at the Yokohama Dance Collection Solo x Duo Competition in 2000, she moved to France. She established her dance company in Tokyo in 2002.
Established Dance Company in 2002. She focuses on company creations, and works choreography on opera, chorus, drama, rhythmic gymnastics, live performances, and anime. In addition to nurturing dancers and choreographers from all over the world, she has a long-established reputation as a facilitator of a workshop that everyone, regardless of age, gender, or disability, respects religion, culture, and nationality, and makes people happiness.
In addition, she is also performing solo from a different way than the company works. In recent years, she has performed and presented performances with musicians such as Keisuke Ota, Yuji Takahashi, Ohiro Minato, Tomoko Mukaiyama, Yasuhiro Yoshigaki, ROCO, and Tamane Gardner and so on. She constantly pursues her physicality that is sensitive to the times, socialities, and timing by constantly switching between ideas, academics, and traditional Asian performing arts and localities such as regionality.
She received the 8th Japan Dance Forum Award in 2013. In 2014, she was designated as the Japan Cultural Envoy for East Asia, and also received the New Face Award of Minister of Education Awards for Fine Arts. Now she is visiting Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia as the Japan Cultural Envoy in 2017.


Organizer: Kochi City Foundation for Cultural Activity / THE MUSEUM OF ART, KOCHI /
The Association of Public Theaters and Halls in Japan
Grant: Agency for Cultural Affairs – Art caravan projects centered on large-scale and high-quality
cultural and artistic activities
Production: RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center


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