Ballantine Scale by Jäntti&Venna (FI)

Event dates: October 17, 2019 October 18, 2019 October 19, 2019

Event times: 20:00

Venue: Unit 15

Duration: 60 mins

Price: £15/ £13

Ballantine Scale

***** World Premiere *****

In this world première from Finland, the audience will escape the chaos outside to enter a mysterious world that awaits within a giant white shape-shifting tent by the sea. Explore the ephemeral moments that exist between sunset and the arrival of dusk – the turning point at which the world morphs from day into night.

This strong, graceful performance combines Ilona Jäntti’s innovative aerial acrobatics with Aino Venna’s dream-like and organic musical score, with leitmotifs that echo down the decades. The tent appears to breathe and music is everywhere, as natural as air, as you’re invited to consider the interface of exterior and interior, nature and culture.

Ballantine Scale will be staged at the festival’s new and unconventional venue, Unit 15 in St Philips. This industrial warehouse creation space will be transformed into a twilight world of music, song and movement.

Age: Recommended 8+


Produced by Ilmatila Association
Supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation
Residencies: Cirko (FIN), Cirkus Mlejn (CZ), Sirkus Faktori (FIN)

Image courtesy Ulla Kokki

Performed by: Jäntti & Venna