Springboard is a non-profit organization devoted to connecting artists, mediums, audiences, the body and the mind through physical contemporary creation.
We facilitate artist and audience development, illuminate process, inspire creation, and encourage groundbreaking methods of envisioning, representing, and responding to contemporary life. Springboard focuses on collaborative exploration, performance, new media, and creation residencies using a multi-disciplinary platform.
Springboard was incorporated as the Springboard 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.
Springboard bridges disciplines with clustered festival programming, creative residencies, workshops, lectures, performances and round table discussions. 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.