K&C Kekäläinen & Company

Hafed Collage of Differences and Fragility

Tanz im August

How can you stage somebody else’s story? How can you narrate something that doesn’t correspond to your own experience? In this touching work, Finnish choreographer Sanna Kekäläinen, together with the performer Maija Karhunen, tells the story of her long-time friend Hafed. Born in Algeria, he now lives in Paris, sans papiers. “Hafed Collage of Differences and Fragility” is an attempt to conjure palpable traces of his corporeality. For this choreographer, with her acute political sensitivity, it is also a quest for the bodily differences that separate us, and the fragility that unites us.

Duration 90 Min

With support by: Art Promotion Centre Finland, Helsinki City Cultural Office, Jenny & Antti Wihuri Foundation.

In cooperation with Sophiensæle.
German premiere

Magazin im August Article

"The Courage that Art Demands"


Script, Choreography & Concept: Sanna Kekäläinen / With: Maija Karhunen, Sanna Kekäläinen / Lighting Design: Anniina Veijalainen / Production Management & Graphic Design: Lilja Lehmuskallio / Production Assistance & Communication: Inna Schwanck


  • Past
    Thu 31.8.2017, 19:00 / Sophiensæle Festsaal
    Thu 31.8.2017, 20:30 / Sophiensæle Festsaal
    Fri 1.9.2017, 19:00 / Sophiensæle Festsaal
    Sat 2.9.2017, 17:00 / Sophiensæle Festsaal


Sophiensæle Festsaal
Sophienstr. 18, 10178 Berlin

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