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Joni Österlund 


The Finnish-born dancer-choreographer graduated from the Finnish National Ballet school in Helsinki and obtained his B.A. in the Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest. Years 2016-2019 he worked as an ensemble dancer in the Eger National Theatre and from 2019 he is a freelancing artist.​

The priority is on working with diverse movement and performance practice to collaborate with different disciplines in a frame of theatre laboratory, which allows for exchange and co-learning. Renewing the old artistic and managerial structures is of top importance.

Patterns of our humanity and the systems we have constructed to sustain us act as inspiration. Comparative dramaturgy and performance research act as the guiding tools.  

From 2019 Joni has worked with a multitude of theatres and festivals:

Finnish National Ballet, Finnish National Opera, Staatsoper Wien, Volksoper Wien, Theater an der Wien, Salzburger Festspiele, La Strada Graz

For piece specific information, see the Theapolis Profile.

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