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Ongoing Realities

Ongoing Realities creates multi-sensory experiences that explore dance and choreography in the context of digital technology and innovation, drawing inspiration from exhibition formats. 

Presenting at the Swedish Dance Experience, Thursday, August 29th in Sammlung Philara.


Performance – [e s c]

[e s c] is a performance and digital art piece that explores patterns of escapism where the logic of algorithms and social media inspired the choreographic investigation.


In the performance, components from different time periods, digital animations and four dancers transform the stage space into an enigmatic place where past, present and future meet. Our need for pause as humans is a point of departure and the piece delves into the logic of how algorithms and social media transform or change our escapist tendencies. [e s c] explores both dystopian and utopian ideas linked to our need for escape from reality. An experience or performance can be curated using both live and or only digital formats.


Production: Ongoing Realities

Concept and choreography: Anna Näsström and Johan Bandholtz

Dancers: Anna Borrás, Matilda Bjärum, Anna Näsström and Johan Bandholtz

Sound design: Rosanna Gunnarsson and Yared Tilahun Cederlund

Light design: Angela X Ariza

Digital animation video: dr_formalyst

Video artist: Tanne Willow

Photographer: Tanne Willow and Maya Eneh

AR-creation: Yuvia Maini

Image creation, design and trailer: A EYE, Vytis Gruzdys & Rapolas Vosylius

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The company – Ongoing Realities

Ongoing Realities (OR) was founded by choreographer duo Anna Näsström and Johan Bandholtz. OR explore dance and choreography in the context of digital technologies such as motion capture, animation, VR, AR, and AI. They create multi-sensory experiences for both stage settings and other locations.


Their work o n e and [e s c] have been showcased and awarded at The Stockholm Fringe Festival both in 2022 and 2023 and their piece [e s c]_animated choreography is the first digitally animated dance film in 2D based on motion capture data made in Sweden. Their work has also been shown at venues including Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm, the Art Museum in Skövde, Tempo Documentary Festival and Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival as well as iM Konsthall.


Contact person

Johan Bandholtz & Anna Näsström



Social media

IG: @ongoingrealities

FB: @ongoingrealities


With support from

With support from The Swedish Arts Council and the City of Stockholm as well as through residencies with PlayLab Skövde, University of Skövde, Art Museum in Skövde, SITE and Danscenter Sthlm.

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