Animal Being (2021-2022)

”Let’s roll up our sleeves
and be smooth
and wicked.”

Redreaming of kinship with our fellow creatures 
as uncles and cows

Animal Being is an investigation that takes a closer look at our connection with other animals, in relation to human development and growth. 
Animal Being drops into the conversation and the experience between the human and animal world, and again deeper into the struggles for freedom, ethical surrealities and surges of wild vitality. 

Animal Being, a performance, envelops us in these odd, often invisible dramas with humour, reminiscence and the gentle question: might there be other ways?

Performance, concept: Jonna Lehto
Light design and spatial design: Sofia Palillo
Sound design: Bráulio Bandeira
Costume design: Moa Larsdotter Persson 
Sound technician: Riku-Pekka Kellokoski
artistic dialogue: Jenni Kokkomäki, Pia Lindy, Virpi Alise Koskela, Georgie Goater

Filming and sound recording: Michel Nader Sayún
Video: Jenni Kokkomäki

Photos: Visa Knuuttila
Supported by: Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Helsingin kaupunki, Pohjoismainen kulttuurikeskus

Performed in Pixelache Helsinki 2021 Festival and in April 2022 at Oranssi Cultural Center.

Katras (2021-2022)

An urban flock, a dance between four performers of diverse embodiments, encountering each other and their surroundings through movement, a score, spontaneity and listening. Following what emerges in the space of togetherness, the dance is always new. Co-composed from histories and the present moment, Kellokoski’s playful sound accompanies the casual suspense and timeless ease of the glimmering urban flock.

Performed in Espoo-päivä, Tapiola 2021 & 2022 ja Liikkumisen riemua kaikille! Vammaisten päivän aamutilaisuus, Helsingin kaupungintalo, 2021, Helsinki Päivä 2022, Joensuun Parafest 2022.

Concept: Sally Davison
Performers: Siiri Tiilikka, Jonna Lehto, Kadar Khristan, Georgie Goater
Sound: Riku-Pekka Kellokoski
Photos: Jussi Ulkuniemi, Anu Päivinen

Re: (2020)

Re: is a performance that looks into the experience of memory
is a common ground yet a celebration of individuality
creates a space for details that can be recognized
blurs the line between a truth and a lie
is an imprinted landscape on the skin
is an invitation to you by five artists
Performers: Folke Narin, Ruben Nagore, Jonna Lehto, Annimaria Koivunen
Anna Jaanisoo
Performed in August 2020 at Tervasaari Amphitheatre, Helsinki.
Photos: Ilmari Fabritius

Losing the Concept(s) of Self – but Still Talking (2020)

Working group: Teemu Päivinen, Jenni Kokkomäki, Jonna Lehto, Gabriele Goria, Miro Mantere, June Horton-White
Kallio-Lehti 1.4.2020:
001 IMOUS – Teknoshamanistinen pikkujouluistunto (2017)

The performance is a peek into the 100-year-old subconscious of Finland.
Performers: Jonna Lehto, Teemu Päivinen
Live looping and sound manipulation: Miro Mantere
Videos: Jenni Kokkomäki
Concept: Teemu Päivinen

Losing the Concept(s) of Self – but Still Talking and 001 IMOUS – Teknoshamanistinen pikkujouluistunto are parts of The Autopsy of Democracy performance trilogy led by artists Teemu Päivinen and Jenni Kokkomäki from the theatre company Pluckhouse. The Autopsy of Democracy is investigating the death of democracy and it`s cause. During 2017-2020 the working group extended an anarcho-carnivalistic gaze upon the core elements which democracy is supposedly based on. Does such a system truly based on equality of rights and operation exist, or is democracy rather a textual wrapping paper for a less flattering order?

Photos: Jenni Kokkomäki 

We rise at eight (2019)


Video by Jenni Kokkomäki. Galleria Huuto, Helsinki 2019.

Videos: Jenni Kokkomäki
Music: Miro Mantere
Performers: Akseli Aittomäki, Ida Backer, Alena Dittrichová, Suvi Hänninen, Hanna Iitti, Timo Jokitalo, Jenni Kokkomäki, Aarni Korpela, Jonna Lehto, Miro Mantere, Minja Mertanen, Teemu Päivinen and Juha Sääski
Butoh instructor: Minja Mertanen
In addition to Kokkomäki, the videos were filmed by Jonna Lehto and Teemu Päivinen.
Höyhentämö – Pluckhouse took part in the production of the video.

Oiva Avio (2019)

Lentua Kollektiivi 19

Patella – floating bone (2018-19)

LUDE ja puremia kolmessa ajassa (2018)

Pond (2017-18)

Uneksivat puut (2017)

Vaelluksia Lähiöissä-Tracing Suburbia (2017)

La Famiglia – I know I put it somewhere (2016)

Raksa – Tanssia työmaalla (2016)

Chinese Whispers (2016-17)

Ha Blah Wah (2015)

Philosophical Garden (2015)

Philosophical Garden- Audiovisual Installation with Live Art was a collaboration between Finnish and Icelandic artists in Akureyri in Northern Iceland. Working group created an audiovisual installation and organised a live art happening in Gallery Deiglan. In the opening event Kaaos Company presented an excerpt from their piece InfloreSense and also performed in the Botanical Garden of Akureyri.
Curator: Mari Krappala
Visual art: Laura Miettinen
E-mail Conversation piece: Mari Krappala, Karl Guðmundsson
Fabric installation: Rosa Juliusdottir and Karl Guðmunðsson
Costume design: Jonna Jónborg Sigurðardóttir and Brynhildur Kristìnsdóttir
Kaaos Company performers: Mirva Keski-Vähälä, Jonna Lehto, Gunilla Sjövall, Silke Schönfleisch, Lau Lukkarila
Kaaos Company artistic director: Sally Davison 

Photos: Sally Davison

INfloreSense (2014)

Duettoja Välittämisestä (2014)

Pulla Kuuppanen (2014)


DanceAbility Finland

Since the year 2015 Jonna Lehto has been working as a DanceAbility teacher in DanceAbility Sunday workshops for adults, DanceAbility children’s classes and DanceAbility Finland’s outreach programmes Informance and UnseenSeen.

Informance – Dance out of Line 2019

Varjosta Valoon – UnseenSeen 2018-19

Dance department of Vocational special education college Ammattiopisto Live 2019

Creative movement classes for children