Finnish-Japanese Contemporary Circus Project

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Finland and Japan, contemporary circus artists from both countries come together for a new collaborative project.

Ilona Jäntti. Photo: Claire Bilyard

The project begins in May with Ilona Jäntti’s workshops in Setagaya Public Theatre and Setouchi Circus Factory. The workshops also double as auditions for a shared performance later.

In the summer, a Japanese artist visits Finland to work with Jäntti and other Finnish participants.
The grand finale of the project is a collaborative show to be held in Fukuoka Civic Hall at the end of the year.

Applications for performers to join the workshops are open until April 15th. For more information, please visit Setagaya Public Theatre’s website.