JOHANNES WIELAND | USA


Johannes wieland articulates and gives shape to the vision of its founder / choreographer, Johannes Wieland. Wieland`s choreography employs an architecturally driven understanding of bodies, movement and space probing deeply into the human psyche to create an abstract, metaphorically rich repertory for his company. As part of its integrated approach to performance art, the company utilizes a rigorous development process to explore various situations of causality. This intense process motivates a close relationship between dancers, composers, designers and other collaborating artists.

Johannes and company members enjoy sharing their work and knowledge with audience. This includes participating in pre and post-performance discussions, presenting lecture-demonstrations, holding open rehearsals, and teaching classes in various styles. As appropriate, excerpts or entire works from the repertory may be restaged on companies or pre-professional student ensembles.

johannes  wieland premiered in 2002 with a sold-out in New York City and has since attained reputable acclamation and received several prestigious awards. The company has been presented by numerous national and international venues, in addition to conducting residency programs, lecture demonstrations and guest teaching.

“newyou”
 
Choreography: Johannes Wieland
Dance: Brea Cali, Ryan Mason, Eva Mohn, Isadora Wolfe
Music: Barry White, phonophani, Bert Kaempfert
Lighting design: James Clotfelter
Stage director: Marijke Eliasberg
Stage design: Johannes Wieland
Costume design: Johannes Wieland
Camera and video editor: Monica Gillette
Duration: 70 min
Premiere: 2008

Johannes Wieland and his company johannes  wieland, delve into the philosophical real of lies and happiness with newyou. Featuring five performers and a collaborating videographer, the multi-media Tanztheater performance, newyou, premiered in New York City, June 2008, and subsequently toured throughout Europe. “Wieland examines events that throb with covert passion and violence – cleansing, dissecting, and restitching them together as deftly as a surgeon wieland a scalpel and needle,” Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice. Wieland explores happiness as an emotional state and looks beneath the surface to ask: “…in order to achieve happiness, are we deceiving ourselfves?” Performer Eva Mohn received mention in the Dance Europe Critics Survey 2007-2008 by Stuart Sweeney, “Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer,” for her performance in newyou.

More information: www.johanneswieland.org

Sponsors:

This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International with support from National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

An excerpt of newyou was created and first performed at The Yard, a colony for performing artists in Chilmark, MA, as part of the Company Residency.

 

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