Nakamura Yo

  • Born 1988 in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Based in Tokyo, Japan.

Having started her career in the 2000s, Nakamura Yo is an energetic dancer and choreographer who has earned critical attention with her adaptations of masterpieces from film and literature, such as films by Ozu Yasuziro or Matsumoto Seicho’s novel The Face, into dance pieces. Nakamura has been the assistant choreographer of figures like Kondo Ryohei, Onodera Shuji and Murobushi Ko, in whose Enthusiastic Dance on the Grave she also performed. She has performed works throughout Europe and Asia. In recent years, Nakamura has focused her attention on choreographing and directing for operas.

Her piece GISELLE, which will be performed at Aichi Triennale 2022, is an ambitious attempt to adapt one of the masterpieces of classical ballet into a piece about a woman living in the world of today.
Nakamura boldly reconstructs the original’s themes about the complicated relationship of love and death between Giselle, Albrecht and Hilarion from a personal perspective and employs dance, quotes of poetic texts by Virginia Woolf, as well as humor and grave seriousness in a solo piece that will resonate deeply with today’s audiences.

Selected Works & Awards
Serse, Nikikai New Wave Opera Theater, Meguro Persimon Hall, Tokyo, Japan
GISELLE special 30 min ver. (video)
Pendulum vol.3, Yokohama Dance Collection Aozora Dance, Kanagawa, Japan
5th El Sur Foundation Newcomer Award for Contemporary Dance, Japan
Sibiu International Theater Festival Jury Prize, Yokohama Dance Collection EX, Japan




  • Nakamura Yo solo performance GISELLE, 2021
  • Photo: Hideto Maezawa
Sat, Sep 17, 18:30
Sun, Sep 18, 15:00
Mon, Sep 19, 15:00
60 min.
Adults ¥2,500
U25 ¥1,500

・Door tickets for adults, and U25 cost an additional ¥500.

Children below school age are not permitted.
Mini Theater, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (B1)
  • 5 minutes on foot from Sakae Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line or Meijo Subway Line.
  • 5 minutes on foot from Sakae-Machi Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.
Performance brochure
Available after the performance

Choreography and performance:  Nakamura Yo