Petri Kekoni Company: Erratic Block

Petri Kekoni Company: Erratic Block

With Erratic Block, choreographer Petri Kekoni returns to solo work after over ten years and the creation of several ensemble pieces. Premiered in Helsinki, the production opens a new direction in Kekoni’s work. The characteristic movement language and strong visual design seen in Kekoni’s earlier productions find a different, unfiltered form that integrates the choreographer’s body, the performing space, and an organic set design element. The piece blurs the boundary between the animate and inanimate; a person can become an element while the element can take on a human form. The performer’s lumped, non-human presence is paralleled by the anthropomorphic images evoked by a sculpture that has come to life.

Erratic Block is an interdisciplinary artistic collaboration. Kekoni’s unembellished movement is given a frame by costume designer and researcher Joanna Weckman’s sculptural, shifting and multilayered costume design that obscures the border between the human and the inorganic. The sound and lighting of the piece is by spatial artist and performing arts sound and lighting designer Mikko Hynninen.

Running time 50 min
Location & accessibility Cirko – Center for New Circus
Age recommendation +12
Tickets 20 / 15 / 35
Thu 5.11. at 19:00 Fri 6.11. at 19:00 Sat 7.11. at 19:00


Choreography, dance and concept

Petri Kekoni

Lighting and sound design

Mikko Hynninen

Costume design

Joanna Weckman

Costume execution

Joanna Weckman + Anni Konttinen, Suvi Turkki / Sankariliiga

Set design

Petri Kekoni, Mikko Hynninen

Set building

Jyri Suominen


Erno Soralipas


Petri Kekoni Company / Liikkeen puolesta ry