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Picture: Lilja Lehmuskallio

Picture: Lilja Lehmuskallio
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K&C Kekäläinen & Company

Hafed Collage of Differences and Fragility

How can you stage somebody else’s story? How can you narrate something that doesn’t correspond to your own experience? In this touching work, Finnish choreographer Sanna Kekäläinen, together with the performer Maija Karhunen, tells the story of her long-time friend Hafed. Born in Algeria, he now lives in Paris, sans papiers. “Hafed Collage of Differences and Fragility” is an attempt to conjure palpable traces of his corporeality. For this choreographer, with her acute political sensitivity, it is also a quest for the bodily differences that separate us, and the fragility that unites us.

At the festival

August 2017, September 2017
Script, Choreography & Concept Sanna Kekäläinen
With Maija Karhunen, Sanna Kekäläinen
Lighting Design Anniina Veijalainen
Production Management & Graphic Design Lilja Lehmuskallio
Production Assistance & Communication Inna Schwanck
Duration 90 Min

With support by: Art Promotion Centre Finland, Helsinki City Cultural Office, Jenny & Antti Wihuri Foundation.

In cooperation with Sophiensæle.