Narrative body

Hi I'm Johanna!

A contemporary dancer-choreographer originally from Finland. Teacher, Master of Arts and PhD candidate in dance research. I'm interested in ways to approach contemporary dance through different somatic and energetic practices, in order to keep developing the way we dance and interact with moving realities and energies.

Narrative body  is based in Nice, South of France. We are creating different forms of contemporary art in collaboration with local artists and institutions. We also create possibilities for professional dancers such as regular training and workshops. Since it's creation , Narrative body has presented the contemporary dance pieces: "Astray" (2019-2020), "The Other Me" (2021-2022) and "Walssi" (2022-).


Johanna started studying ballet at the Ballet School of the Finnish National Opera. She moved to Sweden to study contemporary dance at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and graduated in 2009. Since then she has been working as an artist  Finland, Sweden, Austria and Germany and France. She later completed her studies at Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (S.E.A.D). and University of Côte d'Azur, obtaining a Bachelor's (2014) and Master's degree (2016) in Arts. She is currently a PhD candidate and member of the research laboratory CTEL under the direction of Marina Nordera and Federica Fratagnoli. She has been working closely with the german artist Margarita Nagel (cie M/N) as a dancer and assistant of the choreographer since 2014, creating contemporary dance pieces Eija (2014), Values at Least (2015), Inline Analysis (2017), Ein Tag Zu Zweit (2017), film AM (2018), Projections (2019). In 2018 she was invited for IDOCDE research residency during the festival ImpulsTanz in Vienna. She founded the concept Narrative body (2020), to unite her passion for dance research and artistic creation. 


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