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Recording: 2017-08-31 , Tanz im August/ Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

K&C Kekäläinen & Company

Hafed Collage of Differences and Fragility

Tanz im August | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

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 longtime 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.

K&C Kekäläinen & Company stand for a form of dance which functions as an intellectual discipline, with the power to communicate poetically and politically. Finnish choreographer Sanna Kekäläinen expands dance by combining philosophy, feminism, texts, gender theory and conceptual thought in her highly distinctive idiom. Kekäläinen studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance and co-founded Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Helsinki. Her own company, K&C Kekäläinen & Company, has been in operation at the Physical Art Theatre since 1996. Her works have been performed in many countries, including France, Mexico, Germany, Italy and the USA.

[Quelle: Abendzettel]

TFB Nr. 1093

Cast & Credits

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

Tanz im August 2017
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.


Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 283 52 66

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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