Nicole Mion, Artistic Director and Curator
205 8 Avenue SE
2nd Floor, EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
Springboard Performance is a non-profit organization devoted to connecting artists, mediums, audiences, the body and the mind through physical contemporary creation. Sprinboard focuses on collaborative exploration, performance, new media, and creation residencies using a multi-disciplinary platform. Springboard champions exploration of physical contemporary practices; in deepening understanding of art and ideas, and supports the aesthetic risk-taking that challenges both artists and audiences with new ways of seeing, representing and responding to contemporary life.
Springboard was incorporated as the Sprinboard Dance Collective twenty-one years ago by a group of Calgary dancers and choreographers who wanted an opportunity to perform their own work. In 2003, Nicole Mion, as the last member of the collective, took over the company and its mandate.
Under the artistic direction of Nicole Mion, Springboard Performance maintains three distinct arms of activity: The Fluid Movement Arts Festival; an annual contemporary performance and dance festival, Interrarium creation residency for professional artists at The Banff Centre for the Arts; exploring and revealing creative process within interdisciplinary and physical contemporary performance practices, and the production of and dissemination of work by Artistic Director Nicole Mion; with our most recent project being containR, a street installation utilizing recycled shippign containers sitting at the nexus of video, performance, public art adn urban design. containR was exhibited in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, sited as the SHAW tower courtyard across from the Olympic Cauldron.