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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 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. 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.

In 2017 Johannes Wieland created the piece show to be true for the DANCE ON ENSEMBLE and the Swedish company Age On Stage/Charlotta Öfverholm. Further he created a new intergenerational duet especially for the DANCE ON Festival 2018: an encounter of two dancers – Evangelos Poulinas and his former teacher at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Gus Solomons Jr., who was born in 1938. They previously collaborated on Wieland’s trio one (2004), a meditation on life and mortality in which Wieland shared the stage with Solomons and Keith Sabado.

Choreografie: Johannes Wieland
Mit: Gus Solomons Jr., Evangelos Poulinas
Produktion: DANCE ON / DIEHL+RITTER, Dank an das Staatstheater Kassel
Premiere: 28 February 2018, DANCE ON Festival, HAU Hebbel am Ufer | Berlin

© Jubal Battisti

Ty Boomershine

Ty Boomershine, was born in the USA in 1968 and studied dance at the Fort Hayes School for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Ohio, completing his studies with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.

In New York he danced for Yvonne Rainer, Dan Wagoner, DANCENOISE, Gus Solomons Jr., Bill T. Jones, Ton Simons, Merce Cunningham repertory ensemble, and Lucinda Childs.  In the Netherlands he worked with Rotterdam Dance Group, Karin Post, LeineRoebana, Giulia Mureddu, Emio Greco | PC, and Nicole Beutler.  In 2009 he restaged and performed in Lucinda Childs’ iconic works Dance and Available Light, and in 2012 he performed as a featured soloist in the remounting and subsequent 4 year world tour of Robert Wilson and Philip Glass’s opera Einstein on the Beach.

He has been presenting his own choreographic works since 1993, at Movement Research and at Danspace Project in New York, as well as at OT301 and the Holland Festival in Amsterdam. Since 2007 he has acted as Lucinda Childs artistic assistant staging her works and assisting her on various projects around the world. He worked as rehearsal director and tour manager for Nicole Beutler / nbprojects and for Pere Faura. At ICKamsterdam, he undertook curatorial and organisational tasks as well as rehearsal management.

Ty has taught workshops and technique class at professional companies, universities, and open studios throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States.

Ty Boomershine has been a member of the Dance On Ensemble since 2015 and is its Artistic Director since 2019.