Jenna Jalonen

Jenna Jalonen a.k.a triplejay (FI) graduated from the Hungarian Dance Academy in 2011, but already started to collaborate and work together with several international companies and choreographers in 2010 – Eva Duda Dance Co (HU), Kubilai Khan Investigations (FR), Kwaad bloed/Ugo Dehaes (BE), fABULEUS (BE), Notch Company (BE), Thierry de Mey (BE), Theater Bremen (DE), Máté Mészáros (HU), Untamed Productions (PT) and HODWORKS (HU). Together with Beatrix Simkó their production Long time no see! was part of the Festival d’Avignon Sujets á Vif program in 2018 and was selected amongst the Aerowaves Twenty19 productions. Her production BEAT ‘I just wish to feel you’ was also part of the Aerowaves selection of Twenty20 and won the Rudolf Lában Prize for the best contemporary dance performance of 2019. She is the co-founder and choreographer of Collective Dope that besides choreographic works organises [D]OPEN YOUR MOVE mini-festival, a platform to support young contemporary and urban dancers. For some years she has been developing and teaching triplewave movement practice for professional dancers and movers. She is an artistic team member of Flying Bodies and International Dance Week Budapest as well as co-founder of SUB.LAB.PRO The Ensemble Program.

Coming from a background of Gymnastics and Classical Ballet Jenna has also found major inspiration in different movement and art forms like partnering, acrobatics, house dance and physical theater that are visible in her movement and as a performer. She has been examining the body’s physical boundaries while decoding the skilled body to its core. In the ‘I just wish to…-’- trilogy, she has been researching the so-called ‘dead-body’ quality – the uncontrolled body from simple everyday situations to wider phenomenons of society. She carries an extensive scale of physicality that appears both brutal yet vulnerable on stage in her artistic works.