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Petri Kekoni Company: Teon teesejä / Theses of Deed

Tickets: 20.00€ / 15.00€
Location : Cirko View on map

Combined ticket (inc. Theses of Deed + Variations of Foreign Origin): 20/30 €
Duration: 60 min
01 April, 2017 19:00
04 April, 2017 19:00
05 April, 2017 19:00
07 April, 2017 19:00
09 April, 2017 15:00

People do constantly deeds without being fully aware of it. Some deeds have more effect on oneself, others and the surrounding society than others – these deeds finally count and make a mark. Theses of Deed explores how a movement grows into a deed. For the choreographer Kekoni the search means a return to the concrete sources of the movement: the body and its proportions, weight, push and pull, and letting go. Searching for the meaning of a movement led into collection of theses certain kind of Kekoni Method.

Working group:
Choreographer: Petri Kekoni
Music: Antti Nykyri
Light design: Matti Jykylä
Costume design: Monika Hartl
Dancers: Maija Kiviluoto, Riina Huhtanen, Tuomas Mikkola, Tanja Illukka
Production: Petri Kekoni Company 
Collaborators: Mad House Helsinki & Cirko

- The power of variation is based on different emphases on the same thing. A dialogue of similarities and differences is born.
- A dancer must, in his mind’s eye, see what he is doing. The hands must sense surfaces like a sculptor.
- Dance is a longing for an alternate form of organic existence; the dancer is an interpreter of different biological form.
- The intestines are a clue in the search for movement. The body can only be moved compendiously from within.
- Curlicues of movement lead to a body falling down the stairs like a body bag.
- A movement event always begets another; a path of events is created. Only the death of movement permits a new beginning.
- The state of true art is that the material of the tool itself cease to exist; that which gave birth to the experience disappears.

Open workshop 8.4. @ 12–17:
Choreographer Petri Kekoni & sound designer Antti Nykyri

Suomi 100 Kekoni 10 – Petri Kekoni Company 10 year celebration

"Exhilarating richness and enchanting physicality"

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 Deed (2011) and Vierasperäisiä Muunnelmia (2009).