Shared Space and Things We Need – premiere 27.9.23

Kekäläinen & Company’s premiere in September

Each era has its own fateful question. In our time this question arises from the climate crisis, mass extinction and the violence that characterizes our age.
Therefore, we should expect from the performing arts new principles arising from this question .

Shared Space And Things We Need suggests sharing and hospitality as such. Kekäläinen & Company’s new work continues the series of topical contemporary dance works by choreographer Sanna Kekäläinen. Using Kekäläinen’s  Open Score method and technique, the work lives and transforms into new possibilities, encounters and experiences,  extending also to objects and materials.

Choreographer and director Sanna Kekäläinen is an undisputed pioneer of contempomporary dance in Finland. Kekäläinen has created over 70 stage works that have been performed in Finland and internationally. Her work expands the experience of a dance performance by combining philosophy, climate change, gender diversity and feminism.  In her work, multifaceted expression and conceptual thinking are combined with strongly physical and unique movement language.

Kekäläinen & Company is a contemporary dance theatre with a mission to to promote dance as an intellectual art form with strong potential in political and poetic communication. Since its founding in 1996, Kekäläinen & Company’s works have been characterized as bold, thought-provoking and uncompromisingly high quality both in Finland and abroad.

Script, direction and coreography, space Sanna Kekäläinen

Performers and co-operation
Sanna Kekäläinen
Leila Kourkia
Lara Müller
Jaakko Kulomaa
Johanna Rantanen

Objects (excepts bags and tarpaulins) nabbteeri & Riikka Keränen

Sound design Jaakko Kulomaa

Light design Lauri Sirén

PREMIERE Wed 27th of September 2023, 19:00
Other performances
Fri 29th of September, 19:00
Sat 30th of September 15:00
Tue 3rd of Oct at 19:00
Wed 4th of Oct at 19:00
Fri 6th of Oct at 19:00
Sat 7th of Oct at 15:00

KokoTeatteri, Hämeentie 3, Helsinki

Production Kekäläinen & Company, KokoTeatteri

Tickets 29,50€
Pensioner 24,50€
Student or unemployed 19,00€