Variations of Foreign Origin investigates foreignness and familiarity. Most of the human-made borders are artificial. Some divisions are crucial in order to comprehend issues and phenomenons. People often feel a need to be counted in a certain group. Variations of Foreign Origin creates groups which engage in a dialogue on the stage via movement.
The motifs have a basis in collectivity. It is important that the dancers seemingly represent different human types. It brings us closer to the current world where things and people get mixed in accelerating pace. Variations of Foreign Origin has a societal framework in which conflicts and violence assimilate with fragile and poetical.
Open workshop 22.4. @ 12–17
with choreographer Petri Kekoni and composer Jovanka Trbojevic
Choreographer: Petri Kekoni
Music: Jovanka Trbojevic
Light design: Matti Jykylä
Costume design: Joanna Weckman
Dancers: Jonna Eiskonen, Saku Koistinen, Eero Vesterinen, Terhi Vaimala, Sofia Ylinen, Esete Sutinen
Pianist: Tuija Hakkila
Production: Petri Kekoni Company
Collaborators: Mad House Helsinki & Cirko
Petri Kekoni Company is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in Suvilahti, the year 2017 is also choreographer Petri Kekoni's 20th anniversary as an artist. In his work Kekoni avoids following the "hot trends" of contemporary dance. Original, both rich in form and primitive movement language combined with strong visual presence have established him as an significant choreographer in Finland. The festival will present revered works Theses of the Deed (2011) and (2009).