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.
SHOW TO BE TRUE
Concept/Choreography: Johannes Wieland
Production: Charlotta Öfverholm / Age on Stage
Co-production: DANCE ON / DIEHL+RITTER, Dans i Nord
Premiere: 22th September 2017, Acusticum, Piteå, Sweden
© Fabian Kriese
Further choreographer Johannes Wieland 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.
MIND ERASER II
Choreografie: Johannes Wieland
Mit: Gus Solomons Jr., Evangelos Poulinas
Produktion: DANCE ON / DIEHL+RITTER, Dank an das Staatstheater Kassel
Premiere: 28th February 2018, DANCE ON Festival, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
© Jubal Battisti