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About Us

Johanssons Pelargoner och Dans (Johansson’s Geraniums & Dance) is a dance collective and nonprofit organization that creates playful, norm-creative and challenging performance art pieces for children and young people. We work to make the performing arts more inclusive for everyone and to help ensure that all children and young people have a clear place in society and cultural life.

Johanssons Pelargoner och Dans was founded in 2009 by a group of students who were studying dance pedagogy at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm. Over the years, the collective has evolved and developed to become a leading player within the fields of norm-critical performing arts and dance pedagogy for young people.

Pedagogical skills are at the core of our activities and they form a key part of our approach towards the children and young people and their thoughts on dance. By taking an explorative approach, we provide space and freedom for the children we meet to think freely and decide for themselves. Through this we hope to open up to new ideas and interpretations, and provide an opportunity to look beyond conventional perceptions of what dance is and should be.

For more information about Johanssons pelargoner och dans, visit www.pelargonerochdans.se

 

Project collaborators

ANNA HAGLUND
Composer and Artistic Director

Anna is a sound designer and composer with a degree in Sound Design from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts and she has studied literature, gender studies and music. Since graduating in 2013, she has worked extensively with theatres such as the Royal Dramatic Theatre, the National Theatre, Malmö City Theatre and Teater Galeasen.
anna@koreografin.se

ANNICA STYRKE
Choreographer and Artistic Director

Annica is a project manager, choreographer, dancer and dance teacher. She has a degree in Dance Pedagogy from the University of Dance and Circus, and has also undertaken additional studies in gender science, children’s culture and theatre studies. Annica is also the executive director of the UTMANA organization, which works on dance and gender equality with a focus on education and pedagogy, and she was one of the founders of Johanssons Pelargoner och Dans.
annica@koreografin.se

KARIN WIKLUND
Choreographer and Artistic Director

Karin is a project manager, dance teacher, choreographer and dancer. She is a qualified dance teacher, having graduated from the University of Dance and Circus, and she is also trained in norm-critical pedagogy. Karin is one of the founders of Johanssons Pelargoner och Dans, and she is also an executive director of the UTMANA cultural organization, which works with change management through dance pedagogy.
karin@koreografin.se

Photographer: Rebecka Holmström

From the left: Karin Wiklund, Annica Styrke and Anna Haglund.