Theater Tram Next Generation vol.15 -Physical-
room. Onaya Rion

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Art design: Yuki Ikoma (illustrator: Cobble), Taku Ikoma Photography: Hiroyasu Odoro
Art design: Yuki Ikoma (illustrator: Cobble), Taku Ikoma Photography: Hiroyasu Odoro
Art design: Yuki Ikoma (illustrator: Cobble), Taku Ikoma

A series that introduces new talent that the theater has high hopes for.An up-and-coming choreographer debuts!
Onaya Rion (room.Onaya Rion), who was selected for Theater Tram Next Generation's first physical category, has announced a new work.
The motif of the new work is “insects”

Performance schedule 2023/12/07 (Thursday) ~ 2023/12/10 (Sunday)
Venue Theatre tram
Performance time About 60 minutes (no break)
Lobby opens: 45 minutes before the start
Seats open: 20 minutes before the start of the performance
Prices generally:
3,500 Yen
Release date generally:
2023/10/08 (Sun) ~
Contact Setagaya Public Theatre Ticket Centre
Telephone reception: 10:00-19:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)


room.Onaya Rion, who was selected for the first time in the physical category, announces a new work

Starting with vol.15, which marks a milestone for "Theatre Tram Next Generation," we have divided the genres into "theatrical" and "physical," and have begun accepting applications every other year.After the renewal, room.Onaya Rion was selected as the first artist in the physical category.
Onnaya began classical ballet at the age of three, and began her path to contemporary dance after meeting Pina Bausch.While enrolled in the dance education course at Ochanomizu University, she researched artists focusing on Pina Bausch, while participating in works by choreographers such as Kenshi Nomi, Hiroaki Umeda, and Saori Hara.At the same time, she began creating her own works, winning the Yokohama Dance Collection Best New Choreographer Award for ``I'm not a liar.'' (3).She is currently working as a DaBY resident artist, and is attracting attention as one of the young people who will lead contemporary dance in Reiwa.


Onaya Rion incorporates many theatrical elements and conveys a unique sensibility and strong core.
The motif of the new work is “insects”

-I feel like I've met you somewhere before, and somehow, maybe we were one.-

The motif of this work is "insects".With the title ``Pupa,'' which means pupa, we present new works that focus on ``inner sensations'' and ``circulation of memory.''Please take a look at the new dance performance created by Onnaya, who has a reputation for creating works that incorporate many theatrical elements and are sprinkled with her own unique sensibilities.

Onnaya Rion opening comment

When my university graduation performance was canceled three years ago, I realized that I cannot take for granted that the stage curtain will open safely.
I am truly happy to be able to celebrate the first day and to be able to move on to the next episode.
We look forward to watching the work evolve further as it catches the attention of the audience, and we will run through the entire process.

Visual public comment (2023/11/24)

Rion Onnaya (choreography, direction, performance)

Through practice, I began to look at the ``inner senses'' that are unique to humans, and I think that the ideas I had gotten from insects came to me as being incredibly human.It would be great if everyone could share their own experiences by overlapping the scenes created by humans on stage with something of their own.Please come and see us at the theater.


Aokid (actor)

At the beginning of this year, I performed my work on the same stage as Onnaya-san, and I was approached and decided to appear on the stage.The styles at that time were completely different.This work is the first work of an artist who is just beginning his career, and while he has an image that he has gradually cultivated within himself, on the other hand, there are players who have gathered from outside, and he immediately tried to incorporate those outsiders in the rehearsal room. The woman looking at it. (I get the feeling that she actively values ​​inspiration other than dance)

Please come and see what kind of balance it will be delivered to the theater.

Choreography/Direction/Performance: Rion Onya About “Pupa”

Butterfly larvae lose their shape once inside the pupa to emerge.I feel that destruction for the sake of creation is a healthy form of human activity.In modern times, technology allows us to produce large quantities of products of the same quality, and systems have been created to allow us to consume them, and we are losing opportunities for energy circulation.Through my work, I would like to explore the circulation of energy using the body, or the possibility of organically connecting with others.I would be happy if we could take the time to explore together how we can share that with the audience.

Theater Tram Next Generation Past Award Winners

What is “Theater Tram Next Generation”?

It was started in 2008 with the aim of discovering and nurturing young talent.We are recruiting a wide range of organizations and individuals who are involved in performing arts activities in Japan, and will provide selected artists with the opportunity to perform on Theater Tram.In carrying out the performance, Setagaya Public Theater will not only provide the venue, but will also support the participating artists in further developing their work.
Past award-winning organizations include Minamoza, Tegamza, and Bad Shibai, and are recognized as a gateway to success for young organizations.In recent years, artists from award-winning organizations such as Misaki Setoyama (Minamoza), Ikue Nagata (Tegami-za), and Kinuyo Nogami (Kaikai) have appeared in performances sponsored by Setagaya Public Theater and won drama awards, further expanding their range of activities. It's expanding.
Starting in 2022, we will be accepting applications every other year, divided into two genres: "Theatrical" and "Physical."


List of past award winners

vol.1 (2008) Suspendeds/toi/ebibimo-pro.
vol.2 (2009) faifai / Theater unit / FUKAIPRODUCE Hagoromo
vol.3 (2010) Bungetsudo / MINAMOZA / Impala Preparation
vol.4 (2011) Setagaya Silk / Theater Unit Tegamiza
vol.5 (2012) Kamuyyassen / Sunachi-Theatre-Company
vol.6 (2013) tamagoPLIN
vol.7 (2014) shukou
vol.8 (2015) Kaimaku Pennant Race
vol.9 (2016) Dorobo Taisaku Light
vol.10 (2017) to R mansion
vol.11 (2018) The Lamanoda
vol.12 (2019) waruishibai
vol.13 (2020) PANCETTA
vol.14 (2022) Anju-no-Chi(SAFE HAVEN)


From left vol.2 Kaikai vol.9 Anti-thief light vol.14 PANCETTA


Cast staff

[Choreography/Direction] Rion Onaya
[Cast] Aokid Haruka Suzuki Mano Hatanaka Jun Aoyagi Rion Onaya
[Music] DRUMS: Seitaro Iesaka KEYBOARD: Hanna. *Performed on December 12th (Thursday), 7th (Saturday), and 9th (Sunday)
[Space Design] Rira Fujisaki

[Stage Director] Takashi Kawachi 
[Lighting] Takehiko Maruyama 
[Sound] Yoshihiro Nakamura 
[Costume] Kyoko Fujitani
[Art Design] Yuki Ikoma (Illustrator: Cobble) Taku Ikoma 
[Photographer] Hiroyasu Odoro 
[Video recording] Takaki Sudo 
[Assistant Director] You Shirai
[Production assistant] Kanoko Iwaki, Saya Hayashi 
[Production] Kaori Goto

[Setagaya Public Theater Artistic Director] Akira Shirai


Rion Onaya

Rion Onaya  
(Rion Onaya choreography, direction, and performance)

Born in Shinjuku in 1998, raised in Gunma Prefecture. She began attending ballet classes at the end of the age of three, learning classical ballet from Noriko Seyama.She learned of Pina Bausch and was shocked when she was in elementary school.At the same studio, she learned the basics of modern dance techniques and creation through workshops and performances by Fabien Prioville, Azusaki Seyama, and others.After experiencing various dance genres such as jazz dance and character dance, she enrolled in the dance education course at Ochanomizu University.While studying at the university, she researched artists focusing on Pina Bausch, and also participated in works by various choreographers such as Kenji Nomi, Hiroaki Umeda, and Saori Hara.She is currently also active as a DaBY resident artist.She started creating her own works while still in school, and in 3 she won the Best New Choreographer Award at the Yokohama Dance Collection.She has continued her creative activities ever since.Through the creation of her works, she explores a certain shared understanding of ambiguous areas, such as the enumeration of words before they have meaning or the state of the body before choreography is born.
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▲=Student group theater
△=Cameras will be in the audience seats for recording purposes

◎=After the show, there will be a post-talk with Rion Onya.
12/7 (Thu) 19:30 Akira Shirai (Artistic Director, Setagaya Public Theater) 
12/8 (Friday) 19:30 Saori Hara (Artist/Choreographer/Dancer) 
Moderator: Koko Kobayashi Baker (Freelance announcer, Towada City Museum of Contemporary Art Advisory Board)
* Customers who have tickets for other dates can enter on a first-come, first-served basis after the performance ends.
 Please bring a ticket stub or your ticket.
* However, the space that can be viewed is limited.We will end the information as soon as it reaches the capacity.
 If you have reached the capacity, you will not be able to enter even if you line up.note that.


Non-reserved seat with reference number
3,500 Yen
Release date
2023/10/08 (Sun) 10:00~
High school students and younger
1,750 Yen
*Certificate required on the day
Release date
2023/10/08 (Sun) 10:00~
pair ticket
6,500 Yen
*Handling only in advance
Release date
2023/10/08 (Sun) 10:00~
Membership priority, discounts, etc.
Tomonokai member
3,200 Yen
*Handling only in advance
Release date
2023/10/1 (Sun) 10:00~
*Can also be purchased by high school students and younger.
Setagaya Public Theater Online Ticket Members
General 3,500 yen
Release date
2023/10/07 (Sat) 10:00~
*Pair tickets can also be purchased for high school students and below.
U24 member
1,750 Yen
*Handling only in advance
Release date
2023/10/7 (Sat) 10:00~
Setagaya Arts Card Members
3,400 Yen
*Handling only in advance
Release date
2023/10/7 (Sat) 10:00~
*Pair tickets can also be purchased for high school students and below.
Same-day ticket information
Release date
"Pupa" will sell same-day tickets in the following way.

From 45 minutes before the start of the performance, tickets will be sold at the same-day ticket reception in the theater tram lobby.

Non-reserved seat with reference number
General 3,500 yen
High school students and younger 1,750 yen

*Pair tickets will not be sold on the day of the event, nor will there be any member discounts.
*High school students and younger must present a certificate on the day.
*Up to 4 tickets per person.

*Advance tickets can be reserved up to the day before as long as there are seats remaining.
Setagaya Public Theater Ticket Center: Call 19-00-03 until 5432:1515 the day before the performance
Setagaya Public Theater Online Ticket: Available until 23:30 the day before the performance

Ticket agency information

Setagaya Public Theatre Online Ticket
Setagaya Public Theatre Ticket Centre
03-5432-1515 (10: 00 ~ 19: 00)
Ticket Pia
P code: 521-918
Lawson Ticket
L code: 32091

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*Preschool children are not allowed to enter.

About number limit

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About purchasing at the Setagaya Public Theater Ticket Center

*On the first day of sale, phone (and online tickets) only.If there are any seats remaining, they will be sold at the counter after the day of general sale.
* When purchasing tickets, we will ask for your contact information (phone number).In that case, please be sure to tell us what you can contact during the day.

Appreciation support

Childcare service

Childcare services are basically available for performances where advance tickets are sold.
Due to the limited number of seats available, reservations are required.

Prices 2,200 Yen(per person)
Target Over 6 months old and under 9 years old
application Setagaya Public Theatre 
TEL 03-5432-1526
Consignment Kids Room Tinker Bell Sancha

Reservations will be accepted until noon three days before the desired date of use, but will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached.
Please make your reservation as soon as possible.
In addition, please consult about children with disabilities.

Wheelchair space

There is a wheelchair space where you can watch the theater while in a wheelchair.
Due to the limited number of seats available, reservations are required.

Prices 10% discount on the applicable area ticket fee [Up to 1 attendant is free]
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It will be closed as soon as it becomes capacity.Please make your reservation as soon as possible.

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We appreciate your understanding and cooperation so that everyone can purchase tickets fairly.

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Planning and production

room.Onaya Rion / Setagaya Public Theater




TOHO HOLDINGS CO., LTD./TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION/Bloomberg (in alphabetical order)

In cooperation with Unnan City Tourism Association

Tokyu Corporation/Kaikai/Shibai Engine


Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Arts Council Tokyo [Startup Grant]
Agency for Cultural Affairs Cultural Arts Promotion Subsidy Comprehensive support project for culture and the arts (comprehensive support for strengthening the functions of theaters, music halls, etc.)
Japan Arts Council

Residence cooperation

Dance Base Yokohama


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