SpringboardX presents Springboard artists in diverse opportunities worldwide. A taste of Springboard Danse Montréal in a non-audition workshop setting.


SpringboardX presents Springboard artists in diverse opportunities worldwide.
A taste of Springboard Danse Montréal in a non-audition workshop setting.

SpringboardX is a fundraising entity.

SpringboardX:  Pop-Up Series

Let’s GROOVE TOGETHER AGAIN. Without the barriers of distance, the international dance world is within your reach.
A series of pop-up fundraising workshops in collaboration with Gibney Dance.


Seven Saturdays, March thru May 2021

Peter Chu, Dana Pajarillaga, Jermaine Spivey, Spenser Theberge,
Roger Van der Poel, Lea Ved, Johannes Wieland


Slip into the universes of seven unique artists who are transforming the fabric of our field. After a year of seclusion and with the barriers of distance removed, this series of pop-up workshops offers the chance to share a virtual space with Springboard artists who are moving through the evolving times.

Through physical exploration and open dialogue, participants will broaden their perspectives and have the opportunity to develop relationships with members of the international Springboard family.

Held virtually, each 3-hour* pop-up will include a warm-up, repertoire or exploration, and a meet-the-artist talk.
*exceptionally, the workshops with Dana Pajarillaga and Jermaine Spivey will be 2 hours.

Johannes Wieland
May 15th 2021

Class Description: i am a loser, and you, you’re a loser too. then along comes this day. it makes you invincible. but you’re still a loser. the only thing left to do is to go online to participate in a workshop with first-rate-loser johannes wieland. be prepared for physical and mental exhaustion, being turned inside out and upside down with improvisation, movement and theatricality.

Johannes Wieland hails from berlin, earned his bfa at the amsterdam university of the arts, and worked in various companies with an extensive array of choreographers before going to perform as a principal at the béjart ballet lausanne. ready for a radical change, he then relocated to new york city where he received his mfa in contemporary dance and choreography at nyu’s tisch school of the arts in 2002. his company johannes wieland, founded in new york that same year, facilitated the foundation for his body of work, and since 2006 he holds a permanent position as the artistic director and choreographer at the staatstheater kassel. aside from choreographing and teaching for companies and universities his critically acclaimed pieces have been invited to tour internationally for festivals and events. johannes is also co-directing and curating the b12 festival for contemporary dance and performance art (www.b12.space), which runs annually in berlin. he is a 1st prize winner of the kurt jooss prize, and has been awarded numerous other prizes, recognitions, scholarships, and grants. johannes is a nominee for the german theater prize der faust in 2016 for his creation you will be removed.


Prices for this workshop series vary between $50 – $60 USD. Participating dancers may be eligible to receive 40% off the workshop price through the Davis Dancer Scholarship Initiative. This initiative provides professional dancers in financial need with subsidized classes through Gibney’s Online Studio to access Movement and Professional Development classes at a discounted rate. The Davis Dancer Scholarship Initiative aims to support dancers as they continue their artistic practice in an affordable way following the financial hardships faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, click here.