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.
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.
8th of December The Showing of The Hall Residency in Wien, Austria.
Body (in) Construction classes and workshops
“The Body (in) Construction"-classes focus on the curious mentality of reconstructing and deconstructing the bodily information. The class explores the different ways of using and being aware of the kinetic and potential energy already present in the body and how to generate it.
The class builds upon improvisatory vocabulary to awaken the ever-changing awareness and understanding for body's inner spaces, distances, structures and sensations. The wide range of varied physical tasks spark the growth of artistry through discovery and investigation of a physical phenomena. The class goes from basics into the field of advanced physicality by adding elements and components on one another. Once the state of mind and body is redirected into skilfully conducting the sensations inside the physical structure a set of choreographic material is explored allowing individual artistic expression, timing and quality of movement.