Cropped KC Epidermis c Pietari Purovaara
Show photographer Pietari Purovaara

Kekäläinen & Company: Epidermis

  • 6 performances


  • Duration

    1 h 30 min, no intermission

  • Venue

    Pannu Hall

  • Tickets

    38-15 €

Epidermis – The Fragile Skin of the Earth is a contemporary dance work that centres on Earth's current condition and future. This poetic work contrasts human skin and the earth’s skin – its layers of soil – as intimate and shared, and leads its audience to something we may be losing.

The work explores ways in which to go beyond the surface, under each other’s skin, and to create something that is both intensive and empirical, personal and common. This common shared space, in which the fragile skin of living creatures metaphorically meets the incredibly vast skin of the earth, creates a fictive environment divided into four parts:

The locus of corpus and circulation.
The locus of repetition and destruction.
The locus of reason and definition.
The locus of chaos and dying.

Language: English

Age recommendation: 7+

Kekäläinen & Company was founded in 1996 with the mission to promote dance as an intellectual art form with strong potential in political and poetic communication. The Company’s founder Sanna Kekäläinen is an undisputed pioneer of Finnish contemporary dance, and has created over 70 stage productions that have been presented both nationally and abroad.

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Script, direction, choreography, costumes

Sanna Kekäläinen

Performers & collaboration

Annette Arlander, Sanna Kekäläinen, Leila Kourkia, Janne Marja-aho, Lara Müller, Seela Sella, Eero Vesterinen


Kari Hukkila

Sound design

Jaakko Kulomaa

Light design

Lauri Sirén


Pietari Purovaara

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