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Nasty

1.9.2019 klo 11:30 - 12:30

Susanna Leinonen Company’s latest piece Nasty has been selected to be a part of the Performing HEL programme! This second-ever showcase of Finnish performing arts will be held in Helsinki over a long weekend, from August 29th until September 1st.

Nasty is a strikingly topical work that centers on the expectations, limitations and attacks targeted at our bodies. The piece presents an unvarnished vision of our world, where evil hides in the structures of the society but also in ourselves: we pass along the injustice and cruelty we have experienced.

Susanna Leinonen Company’s works are known for their extremely skillful and demanding movement. This time choreographer Susanna Leinonen and her ensemble have chosen to examine our bodily limits, as well as how constantly being looked at and under conflicting demands and expectations shape the female body and experience. In the center of the work are dancers and their bodies as tools of artistic work. In Nasty, the highly trained physique becomes a machine that stretches, bends and creaks to fulfill its full potential. But the question remains: who gets to define that potential?

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Choreography Susanna Leinonen
Music Arvo Pärt, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhansson, Hildur Gudnadóttir & Robert Aiki Aubrey, Teemu Korpipää
Costumes Sari Nuttunen
Lighting design Harri Peltonen
Video projections Ville Seppänen
Dancers Emmi Hakala, Tiia Huuskonen, Maria Nurmela, Elisa Tuovila and Tatiana Urteva
Premiere September 7th 2018 at 7pm, Stoa, Helsinki
Duration 1 h

Details

Date:
1.9.2019
Time:
11:30 - 12:30

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Performing HEL