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running from the 12th of may to the 3rd of august 2025

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johannes wieland



track b



the truly amazing unknown piece # 1



choreographic process performing!



there is a truly amazing unknown universe.
it's so stunning, that it blows everything else away.
in a second.
if i really think about it, it makes you feel weak..
but actually i never really have the time to think about it, so i feel very, very strong.
we should be together, maybe not forever, but for the time being.
i bet that makes us fantastically strong and gives us the freedom to sing the songs we want to sing, to talk about what we like to talk about and certainly look the way we want to look like. it's an amazing universe.
we maybe could be us. and we will.
but don't be fooled. there comes this day where either you or me have to fade away. simply fade. no drama.
and actually we will never meet again. but how wonderful is that? because there is a future. a promising one.
but don't be fooled. there comes this day where the future will have to fade away.
no tears, ok! because then there will be the future future. and that future future will be probably even more amazing. it's very different from the future, you know. hard to explain. just saying.
but don't be fooled.
do we really need to prep ourselves in order to survive, or may it be that we just can be who we are and take it from there? what does it mean to be who you are, being yourself, and is trying to be someone else part of who you are?

conceived in lisbon and born in berlin, johannes wieland completed 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, for 15 years, has been known as the contemporary dance company at the state theatre of kassel, germany, holding positions as a resident choreographer, artistic director, and director of the dance department. his continued cinematic interest led him to making short movies. creating multi-disciplinary work through his berlin company, mind eraser/johannes wieland, is his newest playground, and aside from being commissioned from companies and teaching for 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 was a nominee for the german theatre prize der faust, in 2016, for his creation you will be removed. he works on non-categorising art.