Johanssons pelargoner och dans

Johanssons pelargoner och dans is a performing arts group that likes the broad, kind, and intuitive. The company creates performing art where the audience is involved physically, focusing on the bodily experience of those who participate.

The work is often aimed at children and young people and the company has a great interest in the equal and inclusive meeting of the audience, regardless of the target group. Since 2009, Johanssons pelargoner och dans holds workshops, tour performances, give lectures, and run projects. The members of Johanssons pelargoner och dans are dance educators, choreographers, and dancers.

In 2021 Johanssons pelargoner och dans is Artist in residence at Södertörn University in Stockholm, developing the artistic methods of immersive performing arts.

In 2020 Johanssons pelargoner och dans published the company´s first book “Anthology for a multilingual performing arts” (eds. Haglund, Styrke & Wiklund).

In May 2022 Johanssons pelargoner och dans will premier the new work Medelgympa – a performing arts event and a gym session, a reflection and an action, a ritual, and a meditation on the body and the collective.


The Choreography
The Choreography explores the world through movement and examines how our ways of moving can affect what we think, see and feel.

The Choreography is an interactive performance based on audience participation. Everyone in the audience gets a pair of headphones through which they will hear a voice telling them how to move, how to relate to one’s body, and how to relate to one another. In other words, there are no dancers or actors in the performance, but it is instead the audience itself that creates The Choreography together.

In The Choreography, each person in the audience can choose whether they want to experience the performance in Arabic, Dari, English, Farsi, Finnish, Kurdish (Sorani), Meänkieli, Northern Sami, Pashto, Romani (Arli) Russian, Turkish, Somali, Southern Sami or Swedish. Regardless of language, everyone can participate together, listen to the same instructions and share an equal experience.

Post Wedding Depression
Post Wedding Depression is a breathtaking and generous performance for all ages. It explores lust, femininity and the dream of being a bride. In a rampant costume drama, the dancers move through square dance, postmodern dance and foxtrot where everyone can join!

Post Wedding Depression is suitable for rooms other than the stage. It does well in public contexts, on festive occasions, in schoolyards, conferences, festivals, inaugurations, department stores, museums, etc.

In Medelgympa, we investigate the special type of togetherness that can occur during a gym session. The collective intoxication. The gratitude. All different types of bodies, ages and tempos that sweat together to the roar of thumping bass and quick instructions.

Medelgympa is a performing arts event and a gym session, a reflection and an action, a ritual and a meditation on the body and the collective.

Medelgympa premieres in May 2022.