The dancers Shoko Nakamura and Wieslaw Dudek are among the leaders of the international ballet scene. It uses a traditional language of movement that demands, precisely and highly stylized, absolute devotion. Born in Japan, Shoko Nakamura came to the Staatsballett Berlin under Vladimir Malakhov after stations at the Stuttgart Ballet and the Vienna State Opera Ballet. In 2007, she was named first solo dancer. Wieslaw Dudek, born in Ostrow Wielkopolski in Poland, also moved to the Staatsballett Berlin after his first engagements in Poland and at the Stuttgart Ballet, where he was also the first solo dancer from 2006 to 2014.
In addition to the demanding repertoire, which Shoko Nakamura and Wieslaw Dudek develop independently of each other, they impress again and again as a pair of dancers, such as Odette / Odile and Prince Siegfried in “Swan Lake” at the Staatsballett Berlin. The publication “Shoko Nakamura & Wieslaw Dudek” deals with the origin, drive and artistic vision of the two body artists, who have also been a private couple since 2010 – and it senses the question of what lies behind that perfection without which the classical ballet is unthinkable would.