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The revelation of the evening was Finnish choreographer Susanna Leinonen’s duo Chinese Objects.

The revelation of the evening was Finnish choreographer Susanna Leinonen’s duo Chinese Objects. It had a weird beauty all of its own; towers and canyons were created out of light and air, the costumes (Erika Turunen) restrained and revealed, the sounds (Kasperi Laine) enveloped and Jeannette Diaz-Barboza and Alexander Nikolaev gave outstanding performances. The dancers worked most often solo, using tough contemporary dance language which made the brief unison moments all the more riveting. It was one of those rare total theatre events where all the elements combined to sharpen and delight the senses, leaving you exhilarated and desperately pleased you made the effort to get there.

Maggie Foyer
Dance Europe 2005