Kekäläinen & Company: Stranger


Kekäläinen & Company

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.

Sun 24.2. at 15:00
Tue 26.2. at 19:00
Thu 28.2. at 19:00
Sat 2.3. at 19:00
Tue 5.3. at 19:00
Thu 7.3. at 19:00
Sat 9.3. at 19:00
Running time
ca. 120 min
Age recommendation
Ticket prices
27/17 €

Script, concept, choreography, text, space
Sanna Kekäläinen
Jonna Eiskonen, Sanna Kekäläinen ja Janne Marja-Aho
Jamie MacDonald
Sound design
Jussi Matikainen
Light design
Jukka Huitila
Sculptures and graphic design
Aku Korhonen
Riikka Laakso
Uupi Tirronen