John The Houseband

John is seriously playful about understanding and presenting themselves.
John is playfully serious about understanding and presenting themselves.
This is not a tautology. This is a state of being.
Bojana Mladenović – Theater maker and the artistic director of Hetweem theater, Amsterdam

About John
John the Houseband is a project born in Amsterdam in the Theatreschool. We are a group of dancers and choreographers from Sweden, Iceland, Belgium, Spain and Germany.
We came together as a collaborative changing body, a band, which is not a band in normal terms, but an art project - a projection, a quest and investigation of LIFE: live music, practice, performance and different persons and identities. We are inspired by the particular ability of live music to affect an audience in a direct and very primal way.
What joins us strongly is the interest of combining live made  music on stage with the moving body and the ability of moving the audience. Our father is Robert Stejin, who organised in 2008 a festival The Diva Body, in which he choosed us and brought us together to from the houseband of this exotic night. Since then we are inseperable. We meet every summer for some months to be, to work, to develope together. 
John the Houseband consists of three mikrocorgs, two ukuleles, a spanish guitar, melodica and drums, drummachines and every instrument in our interest at the time. John´s aim is to blur the boundaries between concert and performance, profession and amateurism, skills and dedication.
On individual levels, we are performing independently our own works with various artists all over Europe and working with dance companies such as Damaged Goods/Meg Stuart and Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus.

John the Houseband are 
Alma Söderberg SE
Dennis Deter D
Melkorka Sigurdsdottir IS
Anja Müller D
Hendrik Willekens BE
and Roger Sala Reyner ES.

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