The world premiere of German choreographer Johannes Wieland’s wait.now. go now.Johannes Wieland is the Artistic Director/Choreographer of the resident dance company at the State Theatre of Kassel, Germany. Johannes talked about his idea in terms of how we experience our lives and how we perceive others, trying to combine our inner experience of ourselves with how others see us. Often these perceptions collide and don’t mesh. What we think we want and what we think is important for us, what we know and have experienced with ourselves and others, collides with our hopes and fears for the future. And we often get caught trying to hold onto things that have already changed.
Johannes also compiled the score for his work, which has the effect of a collision of ideas; a mash up of references from our past which supports this idea of getting stuck in a kind of rabbit hole of experience, between the past and future, our interior and exterior lives.
“We find ourselves in a time of transition and unpredictable change,” says GWDT Executive Artistic Director David Shimotakahara. Shimotakahara’s world-premiere work, titled “Against Night,” for GroundWorks’ 2017 Spring Series explores change, transitions and connectivity and
Community collaboration and education have always been important values at GroundWorks. Which is why we are excited to perform with local dancers at Kent State University at Tuscarawas on Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m.
We are proud to reprise Salt Lake City-based choreographer Eric Handman’s highly-anticipated work “Remora” during our 2017 Spring Dance Series. Handman’s “Remora,” a critically-acclaimed “substantial and intensely physical work” first created with GroundWorks in 2015,
The timeless (and timely) themes of connectivity, changeability and transition will be explored in GroundWorks DanceTheater’s upcoming 2017 Spring Dance Series, featuring world premiere works by GWDT Artistic Director David Shimotakahara and Gina Gibney of