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VIM VIGOR is a physical dance theater company under the artistic direction of Shannon Gillen and co-choreographer Jason Cianciulli, and is one of USA's most cutting edge dance-theater companies.

Following a successful run in Germany as both a choreographer and dancer, Shannon Gillen returned to New York City to form VIM VIGOR. Founded as a collaborative think tank, VIM is a platform for profoundly gifted artists from around the world to come together to create cutting edge dance theater. Through its creations, VIM seeks to broaden the traditional dance audience with its signature combination of bombastic contemporary movement and theater in cinematic dreamscapes.

VIM VIGOR is now situated as a resident artist company in the dance department at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The company now regularly engages with the students and local community, and is in a development phase for new platforms to support the artists residing in the Midwest.



VIM VIGOR is a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to creating original dance theater works and to providing contemporary dance-theater education. VIM VIGOR hosts company classes, workshops and an immersive summer program for professional artists. Check out our educational offerings HERE

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