SUB.LAB.PRO/ Jenna Jalonen

2023/24 Nebenan Tanz Deutschlandpremiere

What significance does the ancient form of the circle have in a contemporary context? Jenna Jalonen and her ensemble of Belgian, French, Israeli, Hungarian and Italian dancers search for parallels between the folk dances of different nations, explore their origins and liberate them from stereotypical gender roles. What does it mean to be authentic today? What can folk dance be without a traditional framing?

Duration: ca. 50 min
Without the use of language 

Following the piece there will be an audience discussion. Moderation: Katharina Christl (Head of the Choreography program at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden)

If you buy two tickets for “Nebenan/Mellettünk” events, you will receive a 50% discount on the cheaper ticket (can only be booked at the visitor center and at the box office)

There will be moments of elevated noise levels during the event.

Jenna Jalonen is a Budapest-based Finnish dancer, choreographer and producer. In her creations she explores the physical boundaries of the body by mixing different physicalities and dance techniques, she was part of the Aerowaves selection 2019 and 2020 and her choreographies “BEAT ‘I just wish to feel you” and “RING” were awarded the Rudolf Lábán Award for the best contemporary dance performance.

 She is co-owner of SUB.LAB Event Productions, a performing arts organization that organizes the International Dance Week Budapest, Collective Dope, the dance agency SeeThrough and SUB.LAB.PRO The Ensemble Program. Here she runs the SUB.LAB. PRO Ensemble Program – a creative platform that connects dancers with internationally renowned choreographers. SUB.LAB.PRO offers a safe and creative environment where dancers can experience working as an ensemble in a company-like environment, supported and guided by a team of experienced professionals.  “RING” was developed with the ensemble dancers of the 2021/2022 season.


Concept und Choreography: Jenna Jalonen (FIN)
Co-creators und Performers: Naomi Kats (IL), Laura Mello Rella (IT), Hanne Van Driessche (BE), Flóra Virág (HU), Jázmin Wéber (HU), Dora Almeleh (BE), Inés Lopez (FR)
Live sound composition: Siblicity TOTIM Recodrs
Light design: Kata Dézsi
Light Technician: Virág Rovó
Movement Mentors: Bacsó Lilla, Kántor Mátyás 
Production: SUB.LAB Event Productions
Co-production partner: Workshop Foundation, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, SÍN Arts Center 
Support by: National Cultural Fund (NKA)