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2022.04.01 UPDATE
Shoko Nakamura × Sawako Iseki


Noism Talk Session RYUTOKAI

RYUTOKAI is a talk session event held with a variety of guests every time. It is an intellectually stimulating gathering where audience and experts who are active in various fields such as art, society, life, politics, thought, culture, management, etc., think together about modern society from their respective professional perspectives.

―First talk session between two women living as dancers

On this 25th occasion, Sawako Iseki, Noism Vice-Artistic Director will make her first appearance in “RYUTOKAI”! And at her request, we will welcome ballet dancer, Shoko Nakamura as a guest.
Date:16 April, 2022 (Sat) 16:30-18:00
VenueRYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center Noh Theatre
Speakers :Shoko Nakamura (Ballet dancer)
     Sawako Iseki (Dancer, Vice-Artistic director of Noism Company Niigata)

Fee :500 Yen (Reservation required. Please pay at the venue on the day of the event.)

How to apply :Please use the inquiry form on Noism website or apply by Fax
*Start accepting applications from 8 March (Tue)

*Application from website*
You can apply from this inquiry form.

Please fill in “Noism RYUTOKAI Application” to the subject line and include the following in the text. If you are visiting with more than one person, please fill in your name in the text.
[1] Full name [2] Postal code [3] Address [4] Tel / Fax [5] Email address

* Application by Fax*
Please fill in below information and send to the following Fax number.
[1] Full name [2] Postal code [3] Address [4] Tel / Fax [5] Email address

Inquiries and applications :RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center  Noism “RYUTOKAI” Section

3-2, Ichibanbori-doricho, Chuo-ku, Niigata 951-8132
Tel: 025-224-7000 (Weekdays 10:00-18:00/ excluding closed days)
Fax: 025-224-5626
* The application will be closed as soon as the number of applicants reaches the capacity.
*We will contact for confirmation after the application is completed.
*We do not accept applications by phone. Please contact us if you do not use e-mail or FAX.

 ©︎ Masatoshi Yamashiro 
Shoko Nakamura  
Started her ballet training at Michiko Nomura Ballet studio. In 1996, she won the Scholarship Prize/TV audience favorite Award in the Lausanne International Ballet Competition. From 1996 to 1998, she studied at the John Cranko Ballet School in Stuttgart. In 1998, she enrolled in the Stuttgart Ballet as an apprentice. In 2000, she joined The Vienna State Opera. In 2001, she won the First Prize in the Luxembourg International Ballet Competition. In 2002, she was promoted to a soloist. In August 2006, she transferred to the Berlin State Ballet. In 2007, she was promoted to a principal dancer. Since 2013, she had been a principal dancer with the Hungarian National Ballet. Since September 2015, she joined K Ballet Company. In 2018, she received the 39th Excellence Award of Akiko Tachibana Award and in 2002 the 34th Chieko Hattori Award. In 2020, she became the honorary principal of K Ballet Company. She is currently active as a freelance dancer.

[Access to the venue]
RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center
Address: 3-2, Ichibanboridori-cho, Chuo-ku, Niigata-city 951-8132
Tel: +81(0)25-224-7000 (Planning 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


In order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection, please keep the following in mind.

・If you have symptoms such as fever that is more than 0.5 degrees higher than normal fever, cough, or sore throat, please refrain from visiting/entering the theater. In that case, please let us know. Tickets will be refunded. (Requests will be accepted until the curtain time on the performance day.)
・Please wear a mask, wash your hands, thoroughly disinfect your hands, and ensure social distancing.
・Please do not take the following actions: loud conversations between spectators, shouts to performers (shouts, bravo, etc.), gifts for performers (bouquet, letters, gifts, etc.), waiting for performers to come out, visiting to the dressing room.
・Buffets, cloakrooms, autograph sessions and after-talk will not be held for the time being.
Lending of blankets and other goods is also suspended.
・ Please fill in personal information such as address, name, emergency contact information, etc. on the questionnaire. In the unlikely event that an infection from a visitor is confirmed, please note that information will be provided to public institutions such as public health centers.
・ Due to changes in social conditions, the content of the performance may be changed or canceled. For the latest information, please visit Ryutopia website or Noism Official Website.


Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center

Organizer: Niigata City Art & Culture Promotion Foundation
Production: RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center

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