Currently working with the Biophilia Hypothesis. The working group: Christoph Punzmann, Mikael Korkee & Sara De Santis is collecting and generating the base material in the medium of performative arts.
29.04.2020 On the National Dance Day 29th of April we performed in an un-rehearsed, experimentative, spontanious and light-hearted (and slightly profane) live-feed through the Viennese tanz.coop collective together with Sara De Santis & Christoph Punzmann due to having the original TanzTag 2.0 performance gala in WUK, Wien postponed. Video can be viewed here for a limited time: tanz.coop FB page
Due to the current situation all the performances in Austria are postponed or cancelled until the end of June 2020.
April: (POSTPONED to 23-25th of October): Jury member and guest teacher in Grand Jeté International Dance Awards.
June: (CANCELLED) Die Geschenke der Nacht 19.-22.6.2020 Styriarte - The Styrian Music Festival
Aug(POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2023): Boris Godunov 20.8.-28.8 Salzburg Festspiele 2020
born in Finland, Pori is a dancer and choreographer living in Vienna since 2019.
The dancer started his training with the Dance School Liisa Nojonen while closely connected to Pori Dance Company under the directorship of Liisa Nojonen.
Advancing to study in the Finnish National Ballet School he worked with Jorma Uotinen (Black Water), Kenneth Greve (Snow Queen) learning also parts from Mats Ek’s Swan Lake.
After receiving a scholarship to attend dance masterclasses in Salzburg from Peter Breuer, Ildiko Pongor and
Fabrice Edelmann Joni was offered a chance to complete a Bachelor degree in Classical Ballet in Budapest’s Hungarian Dance Academy while dancing in works from Tamás Juronics (Magic Flute), Guyla Harangozó (Square Concert) and Seregi László (Sylvia, Faust).
During the years 2016-2019 Joni danced in a multitude of musicals, operettas and contemporary ballet evenings with the Eger Dance Company in Gardonyí Géza Theatre in the city of Eger, Hungary directed by Tamás Topolánszky.
The dancer and choreographer aims to build an archive of tools, experiences and memories through research in connection with multidisciplinary artists. As an individual artist still looking to belong and share in a community Österlund's priority is on understanding the artistically articulate ways of movement and its genre specific ways to convey an idea outwards in the structure of performance art and theatre.
Current themes revolve around deconstructing and putting on display the patterns of our society as a highly sharing and communicative species needing to better oneself and the systems we have constructed around us. The interest is in opposites as a base for a conflict. Duality gives a reason to tackle a creative task; Österlund uses polarisation as a base to approach the performative aspect of putting the arts on display.
Österlund balances between the serious and carefree creating dance through intuition while melding a multitude of different genres and creative expertise while discovering the unexpected.