What happens when two people come together with their wills, pulses and emotions?

The History of a Love is a sensitive duet arising from the personal love story of choreographer Hanna Pajala-Assefa and musician Abdissa “Mamba” Assefa.

Premiered in September 2013, this piece brings on stage the ups and downs, hopes, expectations, disappointments and discords of a relationship. Drawing from a timeless theme the choreographer and the musician boldly venture into each other’s artistic ground.

"The performers’ genuine presence gives the performance a unique atmosphere, as if walking on thin ice. A person fumbling in his or her emotions is fragile. ” - Raisa Rauhamaa, Teatteri&Tanssi 7/2013.

”In The History of a Love everything resonates music - heartbeats, skin, the floor and the drums.” - Maria Säkö, Helsingin Sanomat, Sept.29th 2013.

Perfromances in Kanneltalo and Stoa.

Tickets 13/9 €
(09) 310 12000 (pvm) ma–pe klo 12–18, Lippupalvelu, Lippupiste
kanneltalo.lipunmyynti@hel.fi (Kanneltalo), stoa.lipunmyynti@hel.fi (Stoa)

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Revival premiere

Choreography Hanna Pajala-Assefa
Performance Hanna Pajala-Assefa & Abdissa Assefa
Music Abdissa Assefa
Sound design, music Aki Päivärinne
Dramaturgy Anna Viitala
Lighting design Anna Pöllänen
Set design Petri Eskelinen
Spatial design Artistic team
Costume consultation Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Photos Tanja Ahola
Production Zodiak – Center for New Love, Hanna Pajala-Assefa
In co-operation with City of Helsinki Cultural Office

26.2.–27.2. Kanneltalo
1.3–2.3 Stoa