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Susanna Leinonen Company
Nasty is a new work of the Finnish choreographer Susanna Leinonen, who is receiving great attention in Europe nowadays. Nasty is a strikingly topical work that centers on the expectations, limitations and attacks targeted at female bodies. It is Susanna Leinonen’s 18th choreographical work. The piece has received rave reviews and toured so far in six countries.
**The piece includes loud noises, flashing lights and somewhat intensive scenes that may be triggering. Not recommended for the children.
The performance explores physical limits of the human bodies and delves into how the female body is structured under the people’s ceaseless gazes, conflicting demands and expectations. Through this work, Susanna Leinonen reveals daily cruelty inflicted on the female body represented all the women including that of hers. Highly trained, the female body in this production has been designed to be a bent and creaking machine and to perfectly draw on its potential.
Susanna Leinonen’s unique movement language and her choreography, refusing to make a compromise for visually refined scenes, have been her choreographical trademark. Acclaimed in and out of Finland, her choreographic works led her to win the Helsinki Culture Award 2012.
Choreography ｜ Susanna Leinonen
Music ｜ Arvo Pärt, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson,Hildur Guðnadóttir & Robert Aiki Aubrey, Teemu Korpipää
Sound design ｜ Teemu Korpipää
Lighting design ｜ Harri Peltonen
Videos ｜ Ville Seppänen
Costume Design ｜ Sari Nuttunen
Cast ｜ Emmi Hakala, Tiia Huuskonen, Maria Nurmela, Elisa Tuovila, Tatiana Urteva
Production ｜ Susanna Leinonen Company
Founded in 2001, Susanna Leinonen Company is well-known for its overwhelming skills and challenging movements.
The Company’s goal is to share with the audience its comprehensive experiences of art works based on the choreographer Leinonen’s ‘visionary choreography.’ Indeed, the audiences can experience the Company’s performances as they are, enjoying artistic value of the works interpreted with refined, contemporary sensibility, the comfort coming from bold choreography and the unprecedented audiovisual environment. Premiering high-quality works every year, the Company has taken the leading position of the contemporary dance scene.