New video of BOUNCE!

We took the time to make a new video of BOUNCE! at Salto Natale in Switzerland this December. A big thank you to Matthias Fischer for filming and editing!

Link to full length video (Password required):
https://vimeo.com/308617397

Contact us for password:
http://www.johanwellton.com/en/kontakt/

Video credits:
Matthias Fischer, Dressing Ruhm & Söhne

Disclaimer: This act is an original act created by Johan Wellton. It consists of original artistic material and ideas, copying is prohibited and is considered infringement on immaterial rights. The set up and props are part of the act and is not for sale and not to be copied.

© Johan Wellton – all rights reserved.

GLITCH on new tour 2020

We just received a bunch of nice photos from when we played GLITCH in Holland earlier this year. What a sweet reminder of a fantastic tour! Tickets sold out more than one month before we even arrived. Over 2000 tickets, in only 4 days. Standing ovations every night! An incredible experience after all of the challenges we had on the road this to get there. The feeling of GLITCH was stronger now, somehow as if the performance had grown on it’s own since we played it last. The story, the rythm, Everything. Such a nice ride, felt almost like watching it go by itself!

We got a couple of interesting offers to tour again. (Among others; a 25 theatre long tour door to door… Wow!) Like always we were asked if we can rig the show in only one day and perform it the same night. After some discussions around the drawing board we decided to say yes. If that is what it takes to let this beast fly for real, we’ll make it happen. We finally have an idea about how to make it possible – comical it took us 4 years to figure out..! So it’s back to the lab again during 2019, then a new tour forming for 2020. Holland, Belgium…what more? Bring it on!
 
Thank you som much Per Moneeo, Marcus Björn and Anthony Cooks for your amazing work on tour! …And thank you Stephen Rappaport for having put your energy and mastermind into the project over all of these years. Without you it would simply not exist in the way it does!

Thank you also Mark Yeoman and the great crew at Noorderzon performing arts festival for letting us unleash our monster in your beautiful tent!

Read more about GLITCH by clicking here.

Photos:
Niels Cornelis Meijer (Knelis – www.knelis.com)
Mark Vletter

Hello again Switzerland!

Same place, only 5 years later: Johan has been invited back to one of Switzerland’s biggest christmas shows SALTO NATALE to perform his original act BOUNCE for another season. In total 58 performances and close to 58 000 spectators during a period of just above a month.

Last time there was an amazing atmosphere all the way through, with great audiences and standing ovations almost every night. It looks like this year will be just as good.

The show runs until New year’s eve, premiering on November 15th.

Photos:
René Tanner
Zuo Kun

Thank you Sweden! (And Denmark!)

The touring with UNPLUGGED is over for now. So many fantastic gigs in so many different places – with everything between big theatres and small barns. At the least 2 persons in the audience and at the most 1 300 persons. It might sound like a lie but it has been just as fun every single time – all the places in their own special way!

A big thank you to all the audiences, technicians, organizers and others involved for your help to make these wonderful performances happen. Without you it would all have been pretty meaningless!

It looks like UNPLUGGED will tour again next year, there are already a bunch of new dates confirmed and more is on the way, both to Spring and Autumn 2019. Get in touch if you want to be part of it. The adventure continues!

Here are a few reviews and comments from the audience:

“Thank you for a wonderful performance. I almost felt like I was being brought back to the breathtaking theatre experiences of the childhood. Many times I wasn’t breathing at all, sometimes I was laughing out loud and sometimes I wanted to help you by screaming watch out! Overwhelmed to say the least.”
– Christina Friström, arrangör Örkelljunga

“Saw Johan in Sundsvall this weekend! So goddamn funny stage charachter! Haven’t laughed this much for 4-5 years!”
– Bobbo Jäderfeldt

“You made such a success at Haparandas square and we are sooo proud to have had you all the way up North to us!”
– Kristin Tossavainen

“What a show you gave us inUmeå. Charming, with a striking message and an awesome ball control. I think that art and especially art through theatre/meeting/dialouge/show is really something. Not everyone have your capability to present it in such a relaxed, effortless way that is still affecting. You really succeed in this. To contribute to laughter, contemplation and awaken curiosity and emotions of others is an art in itself. A mixture of humor, seriousness and skill – charmingly packaged! You really sucked in catching the audience on all levels. A really successful performance.
– Ulrika Rigel

“Hello Johan! I just saw your show in Sundsvall. An amazingly great show! I wanted to say hi after but didn’t dare to. I am a juggler and have been juggling since 10 years. When I started 2008 you were (and still are) one of my biggest inspirations. The juggling has shaped my life in a really positive way and I have had the chance to meet so many great people and visit unexpected places. I just want to say thank you for being inspiring and for doing what you do. I hope I will dare to say hi next time.”
– Filip borglund

“Then like now, with a fantastic ability to adapt to both situation and circumstance. To keep an audience hypnotized for 60 minutes with the only means of some clubs, little balls and confetti requires its man. A simple concept allows the artist to lean back and trust his own ability and in Wellton’s case it is remarkable – some of his juggling acts seem to dissolve the laws of physics. Between raving roars many in the audience is laughing themselves short of breath. Here is an experience that gives more than 10 sessions of therapy.”
– Lasse Stenman, Haparandabladet

Still here? Read more: The stuff in between

Photographers:
Alberte Radoor
Henrik Klingberg
Stefan Haapaniemi
Karsten Piper
Johan Wellton

 

The tour is growing!

This year’s touring with UNPLUGGED (and also with GLITCH and BOUNCE) keeps growing every day.A real fun mix of everything between barns and concert halls. Come see! (Dates in Sweden and Denmark only so far).

5 april: Mönsterås
21 april: Ingelsträde
28 april: Uppsala
30 april: Umeå
26 maj: Växjö
2 juni: Hofors
5 juli: Hofors
6 juli: Tomnäs (Borlänge)
8 juli: Grästorp
19 juli: Karlshamn
20 juli: Haparanda
27 juli: Walldorf, Tyskland (BOUNCE)
2 augusti: Helsingör
3 augusti: Halmstad
4 augusti: Halmstad
6 augusti: Lund
8 augusti: Malmö
9 augusti: Fårhult (Västervik)
11 augusti: Dala-Floda
18 augusti: Gävle
28 augusti: Groningen, Holland (GLITCH)
29 augusti: Groningen, Holland (GLITCH)
30 augusti: Groningen, Holland (GLITCH)
31 augusti: Groningen, Holland (GLITCH)
1 september: Aarhus, Danmark (BOUNCE)
2 september: Aarhus, Danmark (BOUNCE)
3 september: Aarhus, Danmark (BOUNCE)
4 september: Aarhus, Danmark (BOUNCE)
5 september: Aarhus, Danmark (BOUNCE)
6 september: Aarhus, Danmark (BOUNCE)
7 september: Aarhus, Danmark (BOUNCE)
8 september: Aarhus, Danmark (BOUNCE)
11 september: Kalmar
12 september: Oskarshamn
6 oktober: Karlshamn, Lokstallarna
18 oktober: Umeå
20 oktober: Sundsvall
23 oktober: Kristianstad
27 oktober: Örkelljunga
28 oktober: Tingsryd
29 oktober: Tingsryd
31 oktober: Nordmaling
14 november – 31 december: Zürich, Schweiz (BOUNCE)

More info and shows will be added – Stay tuned!

Contact us at info@johanwellton.com to book a show, for more info etc.