Ilona Jäntti (FI): TO EVERY CLOUD
To Every Cloud uses the techniques of rope and silk on metal wire. The performance explores the relationship of the body and the material, of hard and soft; how the body leaves a trace on the metal and the metal on the body.
The project was shortlisted for Cirkus Next 2013-2014 scheme under the title "Silver Lining".
On Cirkobalkana 6 festival Ilona will perform her solo extract of the show.
Director: Ilona Jäntti
Performers: Šárka Bočková, Eliška Brtnická, Ilona Jäntti
Light design: Kauri Klemelä
Duration: approx. 45 minutes
Supported by: Finnish Cultural Foundation - Uusimaa Regional fund, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Samuel Huber Art Foundation
Premiere 31 January 2017 in UFFO Trutnov, Czech Republic
Photo: Vojtech Brtnicky
Ilona Jäntti studied circus at Circus Piloterna in Stockholm and contemporary dance at Laban Centre in London obtaining a master's degree in choreography.
Ilona has collaborated with a diverse range of circus, dance and theatre companies and venues including Shakespeare’s Globe, Royal Opera House, The Place and Darwin Centre at National History Museum in the UK, Circo Aereo and Flow Productions in Finland, Cirkus Cirkör in Sweden, Cirkus Mlejn and Cirk La Putyka in Czech Republic and La Tribu Performance in Panama.
She has been a resident artist at V&A Museum of Childhood in 2010-2012 and at Helsinki City Winter Garden since 2013. Ilona has been awarded a three-year artist grant by Arts Promotion Centre Finland for 2012-2014 and 2016-2018.