Wrestling with Impermanence

The Pilotenkueche group exhibition “Wrestling with Impermanence” has opened! As it is essentially a pop-up exhibition, there are unfortunately only two days left to come see the show. However, it is by no means a small exhibition! It includes my entire series Re-Emergence, on which I have been working for the past six months. So if you can, please come by today or tomorrow!

Wrestling with Impermanence

Vernissage: 21.06.19, 19h
Open: 22 - 26.06.19 13h-17h
Location: PILOTENKUECHE, 2nd Floor, Franz-Flemming-Str. 9, 04179 Leipzig, Germany

Re-Emergence  , 2019. Detail of installation at “Wrestling with Impermanence”.

Re-Emergence , 2019. Detail of installation at “Wrestling with Impermanence”.

ZeroGravity International Aerial Art Festival 2019

I am very pleased to announce that I will be a judge and workshop instructor at the ZeroGravity International Aerial Art Festival in Tallinn, Estonia from the 31.05 to the 02.06.2019!

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Some information about the workshop I will instruct:


Saturday 01.06.2019, 16:00-19:00

Lasnamäe Kergejõustikuhall

Punane 45, 13619 Tallinn, Estonia

This workshop will focus on three fundamental elements of aerial hoop choreography: 1) smooth and creative transitions; 2) conveying meaning through movement; and 3) musicality. Students will learn and practice a sequence on hoop, with each practice round focusing on one of of the discussed elements. Lastly, students will learn to perform the sequence to music, using the music to articulate their moves. Musicality will be a principle focus of this workshop. Eliana is a musician as well as a performing aerialist, and she has an innate awareness of how to use music to define movement.

If there is time at the end of the workshop, we will discuss and practice ambient performance on hoop (performing to music without any pre-set choreography). Eliana will supply a wide selection of music, but if you have a specific piece of music that you would like to use for ambient performance, please bring it on your phone or mp3 player.

*Please note: This workshop is not for absolute beginners. At least a few months of experience on aerial hoop is strongly encouraged.

I hope to see some of you there!

Upcoming Workshop in Helsinki (25-26.05.2019): Musical Choreography for Aerial Hoop and Trapeze

Photo by Laura Funke

Photo by Laura Funke

This workshop will explore trapeze and aerial hoop choreography with a focus on music. As a musician in addition to an aerialist, Eliana has an innate awareness of how to use music to define movement. We will learn to analyze different components of music and will work with one or more pieces of music that have complex time signatures. We will then learn a small piece of choreography that uses music as its main source of movement. Finally, students will have the opportunity to experiment with their own choreography or ambient performance by using music as inspiration for their movement.

*Please note: A previous knowledge of at least 10–15 moves on hoop or trapeze is strongly encouraged. A previously developed ability to analyze music is not required – this we will learn in the workshop.


16.30-19.00 both days

Hosted by Circus Helsinki

Sörnäisten rantatie 22, 00540 Helsinki, Suomi (Finland)

Language: English
Price: 70 €


Please join me there!

OPENING TONIGHT! "Elsewhere a Blue Line and the Absurdity of a Ghost on a Stone"

Elsewhere a Blue Line and the Absurdity of a Ghost on a Stone

Pilotenkueche Group Exhibition

Vernissage: 18.05.19, 19h
Open: 19 .05 – 31.05.19, 10 – 18h
Location: Kunstkraftwerk, Saalfelder Str. 8, 04179 Leipzig

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/628546717592438/

My work in this show is generously supported by the British Columbia Arts Council.

Documentation of my installation by Coffee Kang

Documentation of my installation by Coffee Kang

"Unfinished Hase" Pilotenkueche Group Exhibition


Come one, come all! The Pilotenkueche International Art Program’s group exhibition “Unfinished Hase” opens next Friday, the 23.02.19!

Vernissage:  15.02.19, 19h
Performances: from 20h
Open:  16 – 23.02.19, 13 – 17h
Finissage: 23.02.19 19h
Alte Handelsschule, Gießerstraße 75, 04229 Leipzig, Germany

For more information visit http://westside.pilotenkueche.net/

I will be performing two performance works, one alongside musician Ben Osborn.

My work in this show is generously supported by the British Columbia Arts Council.

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Photograph by Pilotenkueche.

Upcoming workshop in München: Aerial Hoop and/or Trapeze Intermediate Foundations: Momentum Moves, Balances, and Hangs

This workshop will focus on three fundamental groups of tricks on aerial hoop and/or trapeze: momentum moves (beats, monkey rolls, hip circles, elbow circles); balances (front balances, back balances and variations, bum balances); and hangs (toe hangs, heel hangs, elbow hangs, neck hangs). Students will be given exercises to work toward acquiring all of these skills during their own personal training.

Wonderful organization and awesome flyer created by Salt & Pepper Artists, München (https://www.instagram.com/saltandpepper.artists/)!

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Acknowledgement of Support from the BC Arts Council

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I would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the British Columbia Arts Council (http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/). With their assistance I am currently creating a research-based visual project at the Pilotenkueche International Art Program in Leipzig, Germany. I will post more about this project— entitled Re-Emergence— in the months to follow.

Workshop in Helsinki! Hoop and Trapeze Choreography with a Focus on Musicality

Circus students and emerging professionals in Helsinki: Please join me for a workshop on Sunday November 25! We will focus on three elements of good choreography: smooth and interesting transitions; conveying meaning through movement; and last but not least musicality! Please find the details below, and visit http://www.circushelsinki.fi/workshop-aerial-hoop-and-trapeze-choreography/ for more information and to register.

Date: Sunday November 25

Time: 12.30-15.00

Place: Circus Helsinki (http://www.circushelsinki.fi/)

Hope to see you there!


WORKSHOP: Aerial Hoop and Trapeze Choreography at IVA Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

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Aerialists in Berlin: Join me for a 2.5-hour workshop on bar-based aerial choreography! Focusing on three elements of good choreography: 1) transitions; 2) conveying meaning through movement; and 3) musicality. (Special focus on musicality!)

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018

Location: IVA Berlin, Mittenwalder Str. 6, 10961 Berlin

See here for more information and registration: https://widget.eversports.com/w/t39fax?event=75230&type=workshop#

BC Arts Council's Early Career Development Program award!!!

Dear everyone who’s interested,

I am amazed and overjoyed to announce that I am a recipient of this year’s BC Arts Council Early Career Development Program award!!! The funding provided by this award will fully support my participation in the Pilotenkueche International Art Program in Leipzig, Germany from January to March 2019. Please stay updated in the coming months for more information about the Early Career Development Program, the Pilotenkueche International Art Program, and the work I will produce and exhibit there.

I’d like to thank the Government of British Columbia and the BC Arts Council for their generous support. Yay!

"Rise and Fall" / "Nousu ja Lasku" Exhibition 02.07.18-05.07.18

My first solo exhibition, "Rise and Fall" / "Nousu ja Lasku" will begin on Monday 02.07.18 at the Kemijärvi Art Residence (Kemijärvi, Lapland, Finland)! Exhibited will be a series of paper-based works inspired by the natural landscape of the Kemijärvi area, in addition to a two-part research-based work-in-progress entitled "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" (please see images and descriptions of this work here: https://www.eliana-sofia.com/postholocaust-art-2/#/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-third-reich/ and here: https://www.eliana-sofia.com/postholocaust-art-2/#/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-third-reich-mobile/).

Don't miss the opening on Monday July 2 from 17.00 to 20.00! (There might be an a cappella vocal performance... no promises, though.) See below for address and details.


Monday July 2: 17.00-20.00 (opening)

Tuesday July 3 to Thursday July 5: 12.00-15.00

The Kemijarvi Art Residence/Kemijärven kuvanveisto- ja kulttuurisäätiö
PL 37 (Kuumaniemenkatu 5)
Fin-98101 Kemijärvi

Tel. +358 40579 1644

email: posti(at)kemijarvi-artresidence.fi

Please email elianajacobs0@gmail.com or call +358 41 471 5427 for more information from me personally. I look forward to seeing you there!

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