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Afternoon of a Faun | photo: Sakari Viika | in the photo: Mika Backlund

AFTERNOON OF A FAUN (1996)

In this stunning interpretation the classic solo Afternoon of a Faun to Claude Debussy's music the subject is interpreted in a contemporary context. The faun encounters a youth and falls madly in love without recognising him as his own reflection thus reminding us of the Narcissus myth.

Choreography: Sanna Kekäläinen
Dance: Mika Backlund, Sanna Kekäläinen
Light design: Matti Jykylä
Text (english): Kari Hukkila

Commissioned by Kuopio Dance Festival

Visited:
Paris, Institute Finlandais 1998
Neuer Tanz -festival Vienna 1998
the 5th Juksan International Arts Festival, South-Korea 1999
Festival de la Nouvelle Dance d'Uzes, France 1999
Festival du Cinema Nordique, Rouen, France 2000
IV International Festival of Movement and Dance on the Volga, in Yaroslavl, Russia, August 2000
International Platform for Choreographers, Almada, Portugal, November 2000.


Afternoon of a Faun | photo: Sakari Viika | in the photo: Mika Backlund

 

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