Gangewifre 2013

available for booking / for the whole family / indoor / outdoor / site-specific / stage work

Gangewifre is a project that transforms its shape according to the venue. It is like a living organism, a weave of thin ropes that cross each other like a net and create an illusion of weightlessness. Jäntti has performed versions of the piece in Teatro a Corte Festival in Turin, Spoleto International Festival in Charleston, USA, in Festival Internacional de Danza Aérea de Costa Rica, Young Dance Festival in Zug, Switzerland, in several botanical gardens including Palanga in Lithuania, Prague in Czech Republic and Helsinki, Finland; in Circus Village in Norway and in Cirko festival and Stoa Theatre in Helsinki.

Devised and performed by Ilona Jäntti

Music in Stoa, Helsinki in 2022: Ursa Major by Gamardah Fungus (Ukraine)
Music and sound design for Cirko Festival in 2015: Tuomas Norvio
Lighting design: Kauri Klemelä
Cellist at Teatro a Corte Festival, 2013: Stefania Riffero
Outdoor aerial rigging for Teatro a Corte, 2013: Philip Cárcamo

Commissioned by: Festival Teatro a Corte
Produced by: Ilmatila and Festival Teatro a Corte
Residencies: Museum of Childhood, London; Jugging the Arts, Stockholm; Cirko Centre, Helsinki; Circus Village, Norway
Premiere: 21st July 2013 Park of Castello di Racconigi, Torino, Italy
Duration: 15-25 minutes

Photos: Inkeri Jäntti, Harri Ahokas, Ludvig Duregard and Jouni Ihalainen