mind eraser / johannes wieland

we are defenders of the curious. we are defenders of the fearless. we are defenders of the confused. we are defenders of the unknown. we are defenders of the future. we are defenders of the chaos. we are defenders of the risk. we are defenders of the strange. we are defenders of the inbetween. we are defenders of the new. we are defenders of the difficult. we are defenders of the trash. we are defenders of the ordinary. we are defenders of the perplexing. we are defenders of the weird. we are defenders of the disoriented. we are defenders of the defenders. we are defenders of science. we are defenders of the free will. we are defenders of the left. we are defenders of the world. we are defenders of the now. we are defenders of the mind. we are defenders of the liberal. we are defenders of the contemporary. we are defenders of the imaginative. we are defenders of the queer. we are defenders of the bold. we are defenders of the colors. we are defenders of the body. we are defenders of the mindless. we are defenders of the rush. we are defenders of the clash. we are defenders of calm. we are defenders of the loud. we are defenders of the ugly. we are defenders of the beauty. we are defenders of the stars. we are defenders of the mothers. we are defenders of the fathers. we are defenders of the sensitive. we are defenders of the small. we are defenders of the searchers. we are defenders of the whales. we are defenders of the experimental. we are defenders of the different. we are defenders of the changing. we are defenders of the researching. we are defenders of the universe. we are defenders of the natural. we are defenders of the slow. we are defenders of the other worldly. we are defenders of the visionaires. we are defenders of the untold. we are defenders of the factual. we are defenders of the old. we are defenders of the intellectual. we are defenders of the brave. we are defenders of the non-intellectual. we are defenders of the reasoning. we are defenders of the diversity. we are defenders of the new order. we are defenders of the non-abled. we are defenders of the redemption. we are defenders of the others. we are defenders of the questions. we are defenders of the unparalleled. we are defenders of the fast. we are defenders of the space. we are defenders of the unbelievable. we are defenders of the lost. we are defenders of the missing. we are defenders of the undogmatic. we are defenders of the forgotten. we are defenders of the modernists. we are defenders of the eradicated. we are defenders of the absent-minded. we are defenders of the beings. we are defenders of letting be.

conceived in lisbon and born in berlin, johannes wieland earned his bfa at the amsterdam university of the arts, and worked thereupon in various companies with an extensive array of choreographers. after performing with the béjart ballet lausanne, he relocated to new york city where he received his mfa in contemporary dance and choreography at nyu / tisch school of the arts. while running the company 'johannes wieland' in new york, he built from scratch what is now known as the contemporary dance company at the staatstheater of kassel, germany for 15 years, holding positions as a resident choreographer, artistic director and director of the dance department. his cinematic interest led him to making movies and he continues to create multi disciplinary work through his berlin company mind eraser/johannes wieland. aside from being commissioned and teaching for companies and universities, his critically acclaimed pieces have been invited to tour internationally to festivals and events. johannes is also directing and curating b12 - the 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. he works on non-categorizing art.

upcoming events:

 

  • the invincible loser workshop

    13 + 14 / 11 / 2021

    springboard x // new york, usa

     

  • new creation / premiere

    03 + 04 / 12 / 2021

    marymount manhattan college // new york, usa

     

  • zentralmassiv / premiere

    17 + 18 + 19 / 12 / 2021

    dock 4 // kassel, germany

     

  • the invincible loser workshop

    18 – 23 / 4 / 2022

    b12 spring // berlin, germany

     

  • new creation

    6 – 25 / 6 / 2022

    springboard // montreal, canada

     

  • the invincible loser workshop

    26 – 31 / 7 / 2022

    b12 summer // berlin, germany

     

  • the invincible loser workshop

    3 – 6 / 8 / 2022

    balettakademiens international summerfestival // stockholm, sweden

     

  • new creation / premiere

    tba / 2022

    the juilliard school // new york, usa

     

recent creations:

 

  • the unforgiving singularity

    a documentary style film by johannes wieland (2021)

     

  • dragonfly | theory of theories

    a filmed film by johannes wieland (2021)

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  • now

    a piece by johannes wieland (2021)

     

  • cathedral of atoms

    a piece by johannes wieland (2019)

     

  • stück ohne titel

    a piece by johannes wieland (2018)

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