TRAIL deals with themes such as equality and the richness of diversity. It brings together a variety of elements; choreographer Saarinen’s distinctive movement language meets the unique talent and explosive energy of the Kenyan dancers. The soundscape extends from jazz to contemporary music and the visual design fuses tradition with the contemporary. TRAIL was co-produced with the Nairobi-based art organization Ghetto Exposed. The project was part of Tero Saarinen Company’s development co-operation in Kenya, funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.


60 minutes
December 12, 2015, Kenya National Theatre, Nairobi, Kenya
Tero Saarinen Company & Ghetto Exposed, Supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Embassy of Finland in Nairobi


Choreography Tero Saarinen
Music collage
Lighting design Ville Konttinen
Choreographer’s Assistants Sini Länsivuori, Henrikki Heikkilä
Dance Apiyo Keith Juma, Francis Muturi, Godwin Otieno, Jack Bryton, Lilian Auma, Lynnette Mumbi Kiama, Patrick Nyangena Getusi, Paul Mbugua, Raymond Ochieng Odipo, Roywanda Mwalo, Sarah Noela Musungu Ojiambo, Elizabeth Agello Davillah

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