Noism was established as a residential dance company in April 2004 when artist Jo Kanamori was invited to serve as Artistic Director of the Dance Division by RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center. Since 2007, the company has performed in 10 cities in 7 countries overseas. Noism1 has performed “Nameless Poison-The Black Monk” co-production with Chekhov International Theater Festival in 2009. In August 2011, invited to the prestigious classical music festival, the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto 2011, directed by Seiji Ozawa, and took a part of Bartok double bill program.
Today, the company continues to earn acclaim as Niigata’s own dance company and the only residential dance company for public theater in the country. Recipient of Asahi Performing Arts Award in 2008.