Noism2, the apprentice company of Noism RYUTOPIA Residential Dance Company (Artistic Director: Jo Kanamori) is seeking for young dancers between the age of 16 and 22, to join the company as apprentices for next season 2019-2020.

Where: RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center, Niigata, Japan

When: March 31, 2019

Deadline for applications: March 27, 2019

Applicants must be trained in classical ballet, modern or contemporary, versatile and willing to work in a collaborative manner.
The apprentice dancers won’t be paid any compensation, but there is no membership fee for joining.

Noism is Japan’s first dance company to have a residency at a theater, basing its activities at the RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center. The company was founded in 2004, after the director, choreographer, and dancer Jo Kanamori was appointed artistic director of RYUTOPIA’s Dance Division. It is split into two divisions: Noism1, which consists of professional dancers, and Noism2, for apprentices. Based in Niigata, Noism1 has been active in a variety of places both in Japan and abroad, working with Moscow’s Chekhov International Theatre Festival and performing at the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto. Noism2 participates in many events held within the prefecture, and has been increasingly active in the region. With its global outlook, with the dancers’ overpowering bodies and sharp critical minds behind it, the company’s work has been getting attention from all quarters as a new model for Japan’s theater culture in the 21st century.

To apply, please fill out the application form on the following link;

Or Please send your application by email.
– CV with personal information, education/training, work experience and contact information.
– Headshot
– Audition Video link of ballet class or contemporary work, with clearly and completely visible.

We shall notify you by email about the pre-selection results as soon as possible.
Only selected dancers will be asked to join the audition on March 31, 2019 in Niigata, Japan.

No cost to Audition, but Applicants must pay own travel expenses.

Contact details: RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center
3-2 Ichibanboridori-cho, Chuo-ku, Niigata-city, Niigata, 951-8132 JAPAN
Tel: +81-25-224-7000
Attn: Noism2 Audition

For further information about Noism, please visit

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