Atlas 2019

available for booking / for the whole family / indoor / stage work

Atlas is a family-friendly mix of contemporary circus, animation and architecture that combines Ilona Jäntti’s aerial acrobatics with Tuula Jeker’s projections. The suprising performance paints a picture about understanding and perceiving the world: how directions and scales change when some element is in an unexpected position. At the same time, Atlas is a story about fleeting yet meaningful encounters from the far reaches of space to the depths of the seas.

Enchanting. That is, in one word, Atlas by Ilmatila. It brings the massive universe directly to our laps on a micro level.” – Helsingin Sanomat, 23.8.2019

The architectural spaces created by Jeker’s line drawings are mesmerizing. They change their direction and shape in a stunning manner.” Demokraatti 27.8.2019

Concept, choreography and performance: Ilona Jäntti
Concept, script and animations: Tuula Jeker
Lighting design: Kauri Klemelä
Sound design: Saku Kämäräinen
Production: Ilmatila
Co-production: Helsinki Festival
Supported by: Cirko – Centre for New Circus, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Samuel Huber Foundation
Collaborator: Stoa cultural centre

Premiere: 22nd August 2019 at Helsinki Festival in Stoa, Helsinki
Duration: approx. 30 minutes
Age recommendation: 4 years +

Images: Tuula Jeker