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SLC’s First Dance Film Touring the World

SEE | OBEY, a 2015 dance film by Susanna Leinonen and Jouka Valkama, has been busily touring the world. In October, the film was seen in Berlin and San Francisco, and last week at Light Moves Festival in Limerick, Ireland. Even though video projections have been an important part of Susanna Leinonen Company’s works in the past, SEE | OBEY is the first full-blown dance film produced by SLC. In the wake of the film’s success, a new project is already on the way.

In SEE | OBEY,  three different narratives that deal with human emotions, everyday events and conflicts are recounted through physical expression and movement. Time is manipulated by cinematic means and the moments that happen in a blink of an eye get a new depth with the help of slow motion technique.

The film uses both professional dancers and almost a hundred volunteers. SEE | OBEY’s choreography is by Susanna Leinonen and the film has been directed, written, filmed and edited by Jouka Valkama. Valkama has also directed video material for many of SLC’s pieces, as well as for the National Ballet for pieces such as the Little Mermaid.

Past SEE | OBEY screenings

Light Moves Festival of Screendance
Limerick, Ireland
2.-5.11.2017

San Francisco Dance Film Festival
San Francisco, California, USA
19.-22.10.2017

Pool
Internationales TanzFilmFestival
Berlin, Germany
4.-7.10.2017

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
Boulder, Colorado, USA
22.-24.9.2017

SZERPENTIN Dance Film Festival
Budapest, Hungary
17.-19.5.2017

ScreenDance
Stockholm, Sweden
24.-29.4.2017

Dance Camera West
Los Angeles, California, USA
20.-23.4.2017

Helsinki International Film Festival – Love Anarchy
Helsinki, Finland
15.-25.9.2016

Loikka Dance Film Festival
Helsinki, Finland
7.-10.4.2016
Loikka Audience Award


Loikka on tour:

Sala Mayor Pilar Aguirre de la Cinemateca Nacional
Managua, Nicaragua
24.8.2017

Centro Cultural Ibercaja
Rioja, Spain
3.1.2017

Dresden Societaetstheatre
Dresden, Germany
21.9.2016

Leipzig LOFFT-Das Theater
Leipzig, Germany
23.9.2017

Tanzmesse, Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany
31.8.-3.9.2016

Art Goes Kapakka
Helsinki, Finland
24.8.2016

Tanssivirtaa Tampereella
Tampere, Finland
18.5.2016