Joni Österlund is a moving individual, whose craft focuses on the medium of dance and theatre of physicality. Human motion and choreography is of high interest.

Joni completed the Hungarian Dance Academy receiving a Bachelor's degree in Art with a specialization in Classical Ballet. Prior he also attended the Finnish National Opera's Ballet School for the vocational diploma.

During the seasons 2016-2019 Joni has worked as a dancer of the Gárdonyi Géza theatre in Eger, Hungary and has thus co-worked with Miskolc Ballet in Anna Karenina and with INVERSEDANCE in Traviata.

Beginning September 2019 Joni is based in Vienna as a professional dancer and attending projects and productions on the Austrian as well as choreographing and teaching in the European dance field.


Jan: Mind. Your Body. -workshop 18.-19.1.2020

Jan: Raw Matters performance evening 13.01.2020, Solo with Christoph Punzmann

Jan: Hintergedanke performance in Brick-5, Erbsenfabrik Wien 16.01.2020

Jan: Kuchen für 8 performance evening 24.01.2020

Aug: Salzburg Festspiele 2020, Boris Godunov 20.8.-28.8

MIND. YOUR BODY. -workshop

The workshop is to establish a pure body-mind connection in creative physical activity & dancing.

The workshop is for the professional and professionally minded dancers interested in exploring the anatomic fantasy of the structure holding together one’s body and mind.

The workshop aims to find the ease of mind while shifting between different anatomical tasks and methods of physicality one uses in contemporary dance. We deal with constructions, objects, lines, points, muscle tone, weight shift, expansion, reach and reorientation taking all of the information into group work.

Past events:

Spring 2019 "Sunset" the new film by László Nemes released

September 2019 "Angels in America" with Neue Oper Wien - Link

December 2019 "The Hall" Residency Showing of Hintergedanke

November 2019 Body (in) Construction workshop in Cluj-Napoca, Romania - Link

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