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Town With No Seasons 2017

  • Organization : Co. Yamada Un
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Dance


Five years since the premiere of the group piece “Town With No Seasons” in 2012, Co. Un Yamada has seen a remarkable development in terms of physical abilities and capacities to share the choreographer’s artistic directions. Together with company dancers the choreographer revised the work and restaged it for a larger audience.
Based on the same Shūgorō Yamamoto novel as the famous Akira Kurosawa movie “Dodes’ka-den”, this human drama is full of joys and sorrows of working-class residents’ lives in a fictional shanty town. Co. Un Yamada’s version features Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony as its theme music throughout.

Choreography and direction: Un Yamada
Performed by Co. Un Yamada


Un Yamada
Dancer and choreographer Un Yamada created and presented works at home in Japan and in various parts of the world like Asia, the Middle East and Europe, with a main emphasis on her mission as director of her company Co. Un Yamada. She is also involved in collaborations in the fields of music, visual art, academia and traditional performing arts, choreography for rhythmic gymnasts, as well as movement training for theater and opera works. She was grand prize winner at the 8th JaDaFo Dance Awards and received the 65th New Face Award of Minister of Education Awards for Fine Arts. In 2016 she was appointed Japan Cultural Envoy by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.


Toshiko Uehara
Company manager
Co. Un Yamada


Setagaya public theatre(Setagaya City, Tokyo)