SUSANNA LEINONEN COMPANY
NastyA strikingly topical work that explores the expectations, limitations and attacks targeted at female bodies.
Thursday December 13th
10:00 – 12:00
Bíó Paradís, Hverfisgata 54
For her new piece, Nasty, choreographer Susanna Leinonen and her ensemble have examined how constantly being looked at, under conflicting demands and expectations, shapes the female body and experience. In the center of the work are dancers and their bodies as tools of artistic work. The highly trained physique becomes a machine that stretches, bends and creaks to attain its full potential. But the question remains: who gets to define that potential?
Susanna Leinonen is one of the most internationally acclaimed Finnish choreographers. Her group, Susanna Leinonen Company, was formed in 2001 and has so far performed in 25 countries. Leinonen’s unique movement language has been described as highly physical, detailed and powerful, combining the technical virtuosity of classical ballet with a contemporary expression. SLC is known for collaborating with top creative professionals in sound, video, lighting, and costume design, with the aim of creating a distinctive aesthetic universe on stage. The company’s works provide touching, surreal and dream-like glimpses into the human experience
Choreography: Susanna Leinonen
Music: Arvo Pärt, Max Richter
Sound Design: Teemu Korpipää
Costumes: Sari Nuttunen
Lighting: Harri Peltonen
Dancers: Tiia Huuskonen, Elina Häyrynen, Natasha Lommi, Elisa Tuovila and Erika Vilander
Premiere: September 7th 2018, Stoa, Helsinki