Circus artist, clown
Janna Haavisto is a clown and an actor who specializes in corporal expression. She works multidisciplinarily in theater, dance and circus fields and is more interested in the process and in exploring new than repeating old conventions and being one-sided. Janna graduated as Finland’s first clown master from the Theatre Academy of Stockholm and has played her clown solos at many festivals both in Finland and abroad. Her newest solo work “Clowne Moderne” explores contemporary clowns’ relationship with contemporary art and challenges spectators to experience art in a different way in a museum environment. In addition, she teaches clowning and corporeal expression at the Turku Arts Academy, and performs as a hospital clown in Turku University Hospital. In addition, Janna is one of the first members of the Grus Grus Theater’s core group and vice president of the association.
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