Premiered 22.1.2016 at Stoa, Helsinki
"It is a typical human phenomena to point out a scapegoat in a community so that we ourselves could love and live free from the burden of anxiety.
When evil is located and locked to a chosen target, the possibility for happiness opens for the community.
The most famous figure in our history representing love is Jesus. According to the legend Jesus atoned our sins through his suffering. Jesus was a scapegoat.
The mechanics of being a scapegoat are present also in smaller mundane situations, as a sort of scapegoatism of everyday life, which can even be comical.
Children know also how to ask: why are people such assholes?
The work Passion asks who are the scapegoats of our time? Who is allowed to love in today’s society? What is love? What is passion and sexuality?
It is the right to love as you are." - Sanna Kekäläinen
Script, choreography, concept: Sanna Kekäläinen
Performance: Jonna Eiskonen, Sanna Kekäläinen, Janne Marja-aho and Satu Rekola
Lighting design: Juuso Joutsio
Production: K&C Kekäläinen & Company / Stoa
More info at kekalainencompany.net
Video: Lilja Lehmuskallio