Sous la bannière de 'Springboard Presents', Springboard offre des classes maîtres pour la communauté professionnelle de la danse à Montréal. Ces classes sont données par les artistes de Springboard durant chaque édition du projet.

Classes ouvertes à Montréal

Springboard présente des classes ouvertes
à la communauté montréalaise de la danse

Classes avec les artistes de Springboard Danse Montréal durant le projet, ouvertes à la communauté montréalaise de la danse.

Springboard presents open classes for the Montréal dance community.

Classes with Springboard Danse Montréal artists, specifically for the Montréal professional dance community during the project.

Classes ouvertes
à la communauté montréalaise de la danse

avec les artistes de Springboard Danse Montréal


Circuit-Est • Studio Peter Boneham • Édifice Jean-Pierre-Perreault
2022, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal (Québec) H2K 1B9

Lundi 10 juin au jeudi 13 juin
Lundi 17 juin au jeudi 20 juin

10h à 11h30

Accès illimité : 105 $
Prévente : 15$ / classe
À la porte : 18 $ / classe

Open classes for the Montréal dance community

with Springboard Danse Montréal artists

contemporary floorwork

Circuit-Est • Studio Peter Boneham • Édifice Jean-Pierre-Perreault
2022, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal (Québec) H2K 1B9

Monday June 10 – Thursday June 13, 2019
Monday June 17 – Thursday June 20, 2019

10:00 – 11:30 am

Unlimited access: $ 105
Advance purchase: $ 15 / class
At the door: $ 18 / class


Contemporaine // Contemporary Floorwork

Description de la classe

Lors de ces classes, l’accent sera mis sur la force et l’endurance, tout en favorisant un alignement sain du corps. Vous serez transporté au cœur de longues et complexe phrase chorégraphique inspirée de la dernière recherche créative de la compagnie VIM VIGOR, vous invitant à puiser dans vos ressources corporelles pour explorer de surprenantes textures, directions et tonalités. Une classe remplie de sueur, de surprises et d’énergie vous attend.

Class description

Class is a physical and emotional rendering of form. Activating both athlete and artist, we will begin by generating heat throughout the body via tactile engagement of the skin, lush body-weight conditioning, and grounding exercises that draw forth the body’s natural liquid state. We will continue with floorwork sequences that explore the body’s natural stealth and sequential spine – focused exercises that reference gyrotonic principles of stabilization through contrasting directional forces, curvilinear motion and breath. This training is simultaneously coupled with improvisational and awareness propositions that aim to awaken the senses and their direct relationship with the moving body. Emphasizing strength and stamina while supporting healthy alignment, the class builds into long and complex phrase work drawn from VIM VIGOR’s latest research, affording dancers the opportunity to dig deep into the resources of the body while traversing surprising and challenging landscapes of size, direction, tone and texture. Sweat, surprise and full- bodied ardor await.

À propos de VIM VIGOR // About VIM VIGOR

VIM VIGOR is a physical dance theater company under the artistic direction of Shannon Gillen. Interested in founding a collaborative think tank in the US, VIM VIGOR is home to innovative and profoundly gifted artists from around the world who come together to create original, cutting edge dance theater. VIM is also dedicated to elevating and nurturing the professional lives of young dance artists through its education platform with annual winter and summer intensives in NYC. Visit www.vimvigordance.com to learn more.

À propos des ARTISTES // About the ARTISTS

SHANNON GILLEN | Directrice artistique, chorégraphe // Artistic Director, Choreographer

Called ‘mesmerizing’ by VOGUE and championed as ‘vastly gifted’ by Deborah Jowitt, Shannon Gillen has had an extensive career as a dancer and choreographer in NYC and Europe. She was a member of the Johannes Wieland company based at Staatstheater Kassel in Germany; won commissions from Mainfranken Theater Würzburg, the International Solo-Tanz Theater Festival in Stuttgart (3rd prize dance), the TIF theater in Kassel, and was also selected as a THINK BIG choreographer-in-residence at Staatsoper Hannover.

Upon returning to the states, Shannon founded VIM VIGOR as the home for her collaborative choreographic and educational endeavors. Her work has been commissioned across the USA, Canada, Central America, South America and Europe. Additional projects include commissions by fashion label PHELAN for NY Fashion Week, DANCEworks at the Lobero Theatre, Springboard Danse Festival, Hubbard Street 2, and Gibney Dance Company; notable festivals and venues where her work has been seen include NYLA, Prisma Festival, Judson Church, PULSE Art Fair (Art Basel), Bryant Park, NYC’s River to River festival, The Joyce, and Jacob’s Pillow. This year Shannon is creating a new work for Benjamin Millepied’s company L.A. Dance Project and at the b12 Festival in Berlin.

Dedicated to contemporary dance theater education, Gillen is on the faculty at SUNY Purchase College, returns yearly to teach and create in Berlin and has created a physical dance theater education platform in NYC with VIM VIGOR. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School and earned her MFA from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Visit www.vimvigordance.com to learn more.

MARTIN DUROV | Danseur-interprète // Dancer

Martin Durov, teacher, performer was born in the small town Velky Kritis, Slovakia. He was a soloist with the Slovak Folklore group where he eventually before studying dance at the Conservatory J.L Bella Banska Bystricia (Slovakia). In school he was a member of the dance company directed by Tomas Nepsinsky that toured pieces to festivals in Slovakia, Belgium and Spain. As a student he also collaborated with Studio Tanca, the professional dance company in Banska Bystricia. In 2013, Martin graduated with a DiS. art. (certified artist) and went on join Johannes Wieland’s company in Staatstheater Kassel for two years. In that time he had the experience of collaborating with many dancers, teachers, and creating pieces by Helge Letonja and re-staging Hofesh Shechter’s DOG with the help of rehearsal director Sita Ostheimer. Martin is the co-rehearsal director and an intrinsic choreographic collaborator of VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY. He is also a commissioned sound producer creating under pen name, S.O.M production.

LAJA FIELD | Danseuse-interprète // Dancer

Laja Field, a Salt Lake City, UT native, graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance from the University of Utah in 2012. She performed pieces by Eric Handman, Satu Hummasti, Abby Fiat, Juan Carlos Claudio, guest artist Johannes Wieland and Kendra Portier, among others. Upon graduation, Laja relocated to Germany to work with Johannes Wieland at the Staatstheater Kassel, where she also had the opportunity to work with guest artist Chris Haring in the piece “Lego Love” which was performed again that summer at ImpulsTanz in Vienna. In 2013, Laja became a full-time company member with Johannes Wieland and relished in the making and performing of pieces such as “Ich Bin Du”, “100,000 Superstars” and “Science!Fiction!Now!”. Highlights of those years also include working with guest choreographer Stella Zannou and re-staging Hofesh Schechter’s “DOG” under the direction of Sita Ostheimer. Laja is currently living in New York City and is the co-rehearsal director and an intrinsic choreographic collaborator of VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY.


Nous avons offerts des classes avec les artistes suivants :

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY (NYC) |contemporaine / travail au sol

Elia Mrak | Flying Low, la technique de David Zambrano

Previous years include:

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY (NYC) | contemporary floorwork

Elia Mrak | Flying Low, a technique developed by David Zambrano