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Onni-Bonheur-Happiness | photo: Sari Tervaniemi | in the photo:
Sanna Kekäläinen


ONNI - BONHEUR - HAPPINESS (2009)

Happiness has to exist somewhere. Happiness is a place, a spot, a platform: a locus.
Happiness is a conceptual place. Sometimes it is also a tangible place which transforms, disappears and blends into the concept.
One wants to capture and confine Happiness, control it and hold on to it. One wants to border Happiness.

Happiness can be a language one speaks. Language has been compared to a city: to the maze of narrow alleys, squares and buildings from different eras that new suburbs surround with straight and regular streets.

A language, also a foreign language one speaks is a locus of Happiness. It is related to one's personal history the same way as objects are.

The locus of Happiness in time
that escapes here and now
The locus of Hatred
Happiness in classical tragedy turned upside-down
The locus of Happiness in the body
it is You, the skin and the generations
The locus of unattainable Happiness
human being destroyed his Happiness and society because he wanted to increase interest
The locus of Fantasy
all the imaginary biographies
The non-site, non-sites
their light reaches our eyes like moments captured in photographs

Script, choreography, text, set design and dance: Sanna Kekäläinen
Choreographer's assistant: Lilja Lehmuskallio
Light designer: Heikki Paasonen
Video artist: Sari Tervaniemi
Premiere: 22.2.2009 Kiasma Theatre

The second version of the work ONNI - BONHEUR - HAPPINESS 2
Premiere: 9.4.2010 Kiasma Theatre

Visited:
the Finnish Institute in Paris, April 2009, Paris, France
Tanz ist-festival, June 2009, Dornbirn, Austria


Onni-Bonheur-Happiness | photo: Sari Tervaniemi | in the photo: Sanna Kekäläinen
Onni-Bonheur-Happiness | photo: Pirje Mykkänen/KKA | in the photo: Sanna Kekäläinen

Onni-Bonheur-Happiness | photo: Pirje Mykkänen/KKA | in the photo: Sanna Kekäläinen

Onni-Bonheur-Happiness | photo: Pirje Mykkänen/KKA | in the photo: Sanna Kekäläinen

 

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