Afternoon of the Faun - Sanna Kekäläinen
Sanna Kekäläinen created her first version of Nijinsky’s classic in 1996. Ten years later she returns to the piece, creating a new version for herself. Kekäläinen’s contemporary and conceptual interpretation combines highly physical movement, Debussy’s music and an original text by the Finnish writer Kari Hukkila. The text, on its own behalf, mixes the myths of the faun and of Narcissus.
with Sanna Kekäläinen
Choreography and concept: Sanna Kekäläinen
Music: Claude Debussy
Text: Kari Hukkila
Lighting: Jarkko Lievonen
Visual design: Taina Relander
Premiere: 22.4.2006, K&C Tila, Cable Factory, Helsinki
Information: www.kekalainencompany.net / [email protected]
Choreographer and dancer Sanna Kekäläinen (b. 1962) has been in the front line of Finnish contemporary dance since the 1980s, creating over 50 choreographies. Throughout her career she has created experimental and even controversial works, having thus a strong influence on the development of the Finnish scene. She founded her own company K&C Kekäläinen & Company in 1996. One strand in her vast artistic production consists of remakes and new interpretations of well known classics. These include such works as Requiem (1996) Spartacus (1998), Death in Venice (1999) and Uhri – Sacre (2001), to name but a few.