Noism is Japan’s first dance company to have a residency at a theater, basing its activities at RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center. The artistic director of RYUTOPIA’s Dance Division is Jo Kanamori. It is split into three divisions; Noism0 composed of selected professional dancers, Noism1 consisting of professional dancers, and Noism2 for apprentices. Since its founding in 2004, dancers selected by audition have migrated to Niigata from all over the world and have been active year-round. Noism tours nationally and internationally performing the works produced in RYUTOPIA and continues to participate in workshops and events held within the prefecture and has been increasingly active in the region of Niigata. Noism is originated in “no-ism”. Not having specific “ism”, Noism revalidates all different “ism” by using various dance language that has been historically accumulated and replaces them to new form valuable in this era. The company aims to share its contemporary methods to the next generation.