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2024.07.04 UPDATE
Open Class for citizens
2024.9→2025.03

I believe that performing arts and theater culture develops together with the audience. Through the open classes so far, I feel that we may be able to connect dance culture more broadly and deeply by not only “watching ↔ acting” in the theatre, but also by communicating and practicing, participating and experiencing together. I hope it will be an opportunity to share Noism’s daily endeavors with you and gain various insights. We continue by improving little by little so that more people can enjoy it from here on out. We look forward to your participation.
 
Yuki Yamada
Artistic Director
Community Activities Division
Noism Company Niigata

 

Open Class 2024.9→2025.3

* People from outside the Niigata prefecture are also welcome to attend.
 

Schedule
 
2024
Sunday, 22 September
16:00-17:15 Noism Ballet (Beginner)

17:30-18:45 Body Workshop
 
Sunday, 6 October
16:00-17:15 Noism Repertoire (Intermediate)

17:30-18:45 Noism Repertoire (Beginner)
 
Sunday, 20 October
16:00-17:15 Noism Ballet (Intermediate) *For those who are older than 10 years old.
17:30-18:45 Noism Ballet (Beginner)

 

2025

Sunday, 12 January
16:00-17:15 Noism Repertoire (Intermediate)
17:30-18:45 Noism Repertoire (Beginner)
 
Sunday, 19 January

17:00-18:15 Body Workshop
 
Sunday, 16 March

16:00-17:15 Noism Ballet (Intermediate) *For those who are older than 10 years old.

17:30-18:45 Noism Ballet (Beginner)
 
Sunday, 23 March

16:00-17:15 Noism Repertoire (Intermediate)

17:30-18:45 Noism Repertoire (Beginner)
 
Sunday, 30 March

16:00-17:15 Noism Ballet (Beginner)

17:30-18:45 Body Workshop 

 

*Open Class will be held from April 2025 onwards.
 
 
Participation Fee
1,000 yen for each Open Class(Registration needed in advance / Payment at the venue on the day)

 

Capacity
Approximately 15 people for each Open Class
 
 
※Notes※

・Please wear comfortable clothes, socks or barefoot. No pointe shoes are required for the ballet classes.
・Please bring towels and drinks as needed.
・If you have symptoms such as fever, cough, or sore throat or if you are worried about your physical condition, please refrain from participating.
・Please refrain from talking loudly in the venue.
・Please note that the content may be changed or cancelled due to changes in social conditions, so please pay close attention to future information.
・ Cameras for reporting or recording may enter on the day. In addition, the photos and videos taken may be used for publicity of our Foundation. Thank you for your understanding.

 
 
How to apply

We accept applications from Google Form.
*Start accepting applications from Tuesday 23 July 00:00-
1)Email address
2)Open Class name and date
3)Name
4)Age
5)Address
6)Phone number
Please include the above information on the form https://forms.gle/eji1ZoQBeRGJELbeA.
*If you would like to change the date and time of your course, please contact us at info-noism@ryutopia.or.jp.
*If you would like to observe, please contact us using the same form.
*If you do not use internet, please contact us by phone.
*We will stop accepting applications once all the places are taken.
*We will contact you only when there is no more place available.

 

Other inquiries
RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center
Programming Department
Tel: +81(0)25-224-7000 (Weekdays 10:00-18:00/ except closing days) / Fax: +81(0)25-224-5626

 
 
Venue: RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center – Studio B
Address: 3-2, Ichibanboridori-cho, Chuo-ku, Niigata-city 951-8132
Tel: +81(0)25-224-7000 (Programming Department)

 

By train ■15 minutes’ walk from Hakusan Station on JR Echigo Line
By car ■15 minutes from Bandai Exit of Niigata Station, 20 minutes from Niigata Chuo IC of
Kanetsu Expressway/Banetsu Expressway
By bus ■15-20 minutes from Bandai Exit of Niigata Station, 5 minutes’ walk from Shiyakushomae bus stop on Bandai-bashi line (BRT) in the direction of Aoyama
Niigata Kotsu website – Bus schedule, fare table
※ RYUTOPIA does not have a dedicated parking lot. Using public transportation is recommended.
RYUTOPIA website – access page

 

Noism Ballet

―Noism’s own ballet class based on classical ballet

 

●Noism Ballet (Intermediate)
Noism’s unique ballet class incorporates traditional ballet en dehors (external rotation) as well as en dedans (internal rotation) and parallel (vertical parallel) positions used in modern dance and oriental dance. The class also incorporates movements such as shifting the centre of gravity horizontally to build a body that can cope with the variety of movements and awareness required in contemporary dance.
This class includes more complex combinations than the beginners’ class. Recommended for those who want to challenge themselves a little.
 
Sunday, 20 October 2024 / Sunday, 16 March 2025

16:00-17:15(75 minutes)

 
Eligibility: 10 years and older, with basic ballet technique
Participation fee: 1,000 yen
Capacity: Approximately 15 people per class
 
 

●Noism Ballet (Beginner)
No need to know ballet terminology – this is a beginner-friendly class focusing on the basics of Noism ballet.
For experienced dancers, the class aims to help you rediscover the basics. Experiencing Noism ballet in person can also deepen your appreciation of the stage.
 
Sunday, 22 September 2024 / Sunday, 30 March 2025 16:00-17:15(75 minutes)

Sunday, 20 October 2024 / Sunday, 16 March 2025 17:30-18:45(75 minutes)
 
Eligibility: Beginners welcome (regardless of genre or age)
Participation fee: 1,000 yen
Capacity: Approximately 15 people per class
 

Noism Repertoire

―Open Class to learn the depth and universal techniques of dance

●Noism Repertoire (Intermediate)

A rare opportunity to learn Noism productions directly from Noism members. We will take our time to dance scenes taken from past works. Whether you want to improve your dancing level, deepen your understanding of a piece, experience new movements, or dance in high school or university, please join us.

 

Sunday, 6 October 2024 / Sunday, 12 January 2025 / Sunday, 23 March 2025
 
Eligibility: People with dance experience.
Participation fee: 1,000 yen
Capacity: Approximately 15 people per class

 
 
●Noism Repertoire (Beginner)
This is a Noism repertoire experience class open to everyone. We will carefully transfer the choreography one by one, so even if you have never danced before, it’s okay. Even if it’s your first time, you can enjoy it with ease. By trying it out on your own body, you will deepen your experience of appreciation even further. Would you like to dance a part of a Noism piece choreographed by Jo Kanamori?

 

Sunday, 6 October 2024 / Sunday, 12 January 2025 / Sunday, 23 March 2025

17:30-18:45(75 minutes)
 
Eligibility: Beginners welcome (regardless of genre or age)
Participation fee: 1,000 yen
Capacity: Approximately 15 people per class

 

Body Workshop

― Class to gain awareness of your body

 

●Body Workshop
“Feel yourself, feel others, connect and dance” Dancing starts with skin communication. A workshop to increase the sensitivity of the body and open up the feelings. Focusing on the potential of the body itself before dancing, we move the body in different ways, together in a fun way.

* Body Workshop involves participants in hand-to-hand contact and touching each other.

 

Sunday, 22 September 2024 / Sunday, 30 March 2025 17:30-18:45(75 minutes)

Sunday, 19 January 2025 17:00-18:15(75 minutes)
 
Eligibility: Anyone (regardless of age and experience)
Participation fee: 1,000 yen
Capacity: Approximately 15 people per class

 

Organizer: Niigata City Art & Culture Promotion Foundation

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