SpringboardX Pop-Up Series with Roger Van der Poel

May. 8, 12:00 pm3:00 pm



A series of pop-up fundraising workshops in collaboration with Gibney.


Ballet / Repertoire / Talk back

This class connects imagery, musicality, and spirals to aid a more harmonious and qualitative way of working. This vertical and weight-bearing practice promotes healthy bones and muscles while fostering curious minds.

About Roger Van der Poel

Roger Van der Poel is a Portuguese-Dutch award-winning dancer, whose dance career includes Ballet Gulbenkian, Geneva Ballet and, from 2006-2020, the acclaimed Nederlands Dans Theater.

As a freelance artist, he works with chuthis., teaches, coaches and stages works by NDT-associated choreographers worldwide.

Roger was awarded the Dutch Zwaan for best dance performance of 2008 and the Encouragement Prize 2007 by the Stichting Dansersfonds’79 in Amsterdam.

About SpringboardX Pop-Up Series

Slip into the universes of seven unique artists who are navigating and transforming the fabric of our field. The series of 3-hour pop-up workshops offers an opportunity to broaden your perspective through physical exploration and open dialogue.

Held virtually, each 3-hour pop-up will include a warm-up, repertoire or exploration, and a meet-the-artist talk. Springboard Artistic Director Alexandra Wells and members of the creative core team are excited to observe the workshops.

Explore the list of artists for the Spring Pop-Up Series:
SBX Pop-Up artists: Jermaine Spivey, Peter Chu, Spenser Theberge, Roger Van der Poel, Johannes Wieland, Lea Ved, Dana Pajarillaga.

About Gibney’s Training Program

Through the cultivation of an inclusive and positive space, our offerings make space for exploration, risk-taking, personal and artistic growth, connection, and fun. It is our priority to listen to and support our community and to empower the future leaders of the field. Learn more

Gibney encourages people with disabilities to attend online classes, and we welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Live captioning through Otter Transcription is available for all online classes by request. If you have any questions or access needs, please email us at classes@gibneydance.org or call us at 212-677-8560 (voice only) 24 hours in advance of the class you plan to attend.

Photo by Rahi Rezvani.