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 la communauté montréalaise de la danse
Open classes for the Montréal dance community

Classes avec les artistes de Springboard Danse Montréal, ouvertes à la communauté montréalaise de la danse.
Classes with Springboard Danse Montréal artists, specifically for the Montréal professional dance community.

VIM VIGOR . contemporary floorwork  |  ELIA MRAK . flying low

UQÀM . 840, rue Cherrier (Studios à confirmer // Studios to be confirmed)

10h à 11h30

À l’unité: 15$ / classe

VIM VIGOR / Shannon Gillen | Contemporary Floorwork

Lundi 12 juin . Mercredi 14 juin
Mardi 20 juin . Mercredi 21 juin
Mardi 27 juin . Mercredi 28 juin

Description de la classe // Class description

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.

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

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, where the most innovative and profoundly gifted artists could come together to create cutting edge dance theater, VIM VIGOR is home to six artists hailing from around the world. The company represents a paradigm shift in the creative process, with all original music, writing, set, media and movement created collaboratively. In addition to generating and performing original works, VIM is dedicated to elevating and nurturing the professional lives of young dance artists and to cultivating public interest in the dance-theater art form by finding innovative ways to combine heroic physicality, electric emotional life and cinematic imagery.

À propos des artistes // Company bios

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

Called ‘mesmerizing’ by VOGUE and recently 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) and the TIF Theater in Kassel; and was selected as a THINK BIG choreographer-in-residence at Staatsoper Hannover. Upon returning to the States, Shannon founded VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY as the home for her collaborative choreographic and educational endeavors. The company’s creative and educational work has been commissioned in NYC, California, Michigan, Canada, Panama, Chile, and Germany. Additional projects for Shannon include commissions from fashion label PHELAN for New York Fashion Week, Springboard Danse Festival in Montreal, Hubbard Street 2, and BEACH SESSIONS in NYC; notable festivals and venues where her work has been seen include New York Live Arts, Judson Church, PULSE Fair at Art Basel, Bryant Park Presents, NYC’s River to River Festival, the Joyce Theater, and Jacob’s Pillow. Dedicated to contemporary dance theater education, Gillen is on faculty at SUNY Purchase College, teaches at the B12 workshops in Berlin, The Juilliard Summer Program, MIP at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and with VIM VIGOR’s summer intensive: focused on floorwork, partnering, improvisation, composition and acting. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School and earned her MFA from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and maintains close creative relationships with both conservatories. Visit 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 comissioned sound producer creating under pen name, S.O.M production.

LAJA FIELD | Danseuse-interprète // Dancer

Laja Field, 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.

Elia Mrak | Flying Low

Mardi 13 juin . Jeudi 15 juin
Lundi 19 juin . Jeudi 22 juin
Lundi 26 juin . Jeudi 29 juin

Description de la classe // Class description

La technique de David Zambrano
Flying Low est une technique qui s’attache principalement à la relation du danseur avec le sol. À partir de schémas de mouvements simples qui impliquent la respiration, la vitesse et la libération de l’énergie dans tout le corps. Le but est d’activer la relation entre le centre et les articulations, allant de bas en haut et de haut en bas de manière simple par le maintien d’un état centré. Une technique incontournable pour le danseur contemporain.

Technique developed by David Zambrano
Flying Low is a dynamic physical practice of going in and out of the floor with speed and fluidity.  Incorporating running, jumping, and phrase work, the class builds from simple phrases to complex combinations that challenge the professional dancer to expand their capacity and offers an important floor work base for the beginning dancer. It is essential vocabulary for all contemporary dancers.

À propos d’Elia // About Elia

ELIA MRAK is a Danzante. He performs, directs, and teaches. And dedicates himself to the power of dance. His practice fuses Breakdancing, Qigong, Flying Low and the sacred ritual of dance. He has performed, taught, and directed throughout the last decade of working in Europe, Central/South America, and the United States. He includes in his list of masters: David Zambrano (BELGIUM), Park Young-Cool (KOREA) and Break-dancer FeverOne (USA/Rocksteady).
Elia has created, taught, and performed with David Zambrano. He toured throughout Europe with Zambrano in his piece, “SHOCK”. He assisted his Flying Low workshops at Impulstanz, and was the only American to be invited by Zambrano to join in his intensive workshop “50 Days in Costa Rica.”
He is based in Seattle, WA and works in New York, Latin America, and Canada with Nancy López Luna and their artistic collaboration, “LP”.

In 2017, he is founding an organization called aMovementMovement that places movement at the center of a revolution to build a new culture of the body based on health, community and art.

Performer | Educator | Researcher

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