Susanna Leinonen Company

Susanna Leinonen Company’s artists are united by a desire to give the audience the experience of total art works that have Leinonen’s visionary choreography at their core. Uncompromisingly made works are comprised of specially-composed music, movement language that is characteristic of the group, costume design that supports the narrative, and lighting that unites the different aspects as a whole.

Susanna Leinonen Company was formed in 2001. It qualified to receive state support in 2008, and two years later, in 2010, it was chosen to be included in a Ministry of Education cultural export programme. Since 2010 Company is also funded by the City of Helsinki.

During the years that it has been running, Susanna Leinonen Company has produced a new work every year. Separate works comprise a series of such a consistently high standard that the company is deservedly at the forefront of contemporary dance. A feeling of ease is born of the polished works and ambitious choreographies, and the unprecedented sound world gives the audience the chance to experience the works in an unrestrained way.

The group is above all recognisable by its movement language, which tends to express the complexity of life in all its subtlety. “And then the movement: Leinonen at her best.” Helsingin Sanomat