A Pony is A Small Horse is a performance for the whole family that combines the traditional travelling circus of the past and contemporary circus art.
“You could perhaps picture it by imagining a maypole, but the important thing about the set-up is that it’s got layers of asymmetry: the silks are all tied in different directions, lie at different heights, and have different levels of slack. Ilona performs somewhere at the centre of all these variables, moving with the centre, playing with tension and friction and stored rotation. As one unpredictable movement path connects fluidly to the next, you have perhaps the feeling that you are watching a magician: someone who can open space to escape constraint.”– Sideshow Circus Magazine (UK)
Director: Ilona Jäntti
Performers: Alice Allart and Ilona Jäntti
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Cirkus Mlejn (CZ), V&A Museum of Childhood
Extracts have been performed at Jacksons Lane Theatre’s Postcards Festival, Piccadilly Circus Circus, Starford Circus and Museum of Childhood in 2012 and Letni Letna festival in Prague in 2013.
Premiere: 30th March 2014 at Fun Fatale Festival in Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 32 minutes
Photos: Claire Bilyard and Vojtech Brtnicky