Vieras – Främling – Stranger

Vieras | photo: Uupi Tirronen | in the photo: Sanna Kekäläinen



“Vieras – Främling – Stranger is a polyphonic work which envisages the meaning of strange and uncanny in our time.

The work – an event – is a manifesto of uncertainty, fragility, queerness, drifting, uncanny and love.

Strangeness and alterity resist the contemporary self-oriented form of life. They conceive differences, fractures and diversity that are substrating life itself.

Stuttering as a metaphor permeates and intertwines the work and traverses all its structures. Stuttering molds strange configurations and a philosophical framework on which the works grounds.

Recognition and sharing of the Private are significating components of the structure and meaning of the work. The Private is a locus in which the encounter with the Other is possible. It is a locus of sharing. The Private is vulnerable and contingent.

The work, the event, grows within the mode of the Private in which sound, light, sculpture and writing intertwines with a human being who moves, contemplates, senses, speaks and stutters to encounter with the Other, to share the sensation of being.”

Sanna Kekäläinen


Script, concept, choreography, text, space: Sanna Kekäläinen
Performers: Jonna Eiskonen, Sanna Kekäläinen and Janne Marja-aho
Prologue: Jamie MacDonald
Part 1. Stranger: Sanna Kekäläinen
Part 2. Witness Version.: Jonna Eiskonen, Sanna Kekäläinen and Janne Marja-aho
Part 2. Feminist Version: Jonna Eiskonen and Sanna Kekäläinen
Sound design: Jussi Matikainen
Light design: Jukka Huitila
Sculptures and graphic design: Aku Korhonen
Photos: Uupi Tirronen and Kristiina Männikkö
Essay: Riikka Laakso

Premiere: 24th Feb 2019 at 3pm
Other performances: 26th | 28th Feb | 2nd | 5th | 7th | 9th Mar at 7pm

Cirko  Center for New Circus, Kaasutehtaankatu 1 (building 8)


Vieras | photo: Uupi Tirronen | in the photo: Sanna Kekäläinen, Jonna Eiskonen




Vieras | photos: Kristiina Männikkö | in the photos: Sanna Kekäläinen, Janne Marja-aho, Jonna Eiskonen