And the Line Begins to Blur

And the Line Begins to Blur is a new version of Leinonen’s work fragile | entity, which was commissioned by Skånes Dansteater in 2008. And the Line Begins to Blur deals with the interfaces of humanity. Growing tensions between the individual and the community and the visual characteristics of the piece refer to both past and the future, creating a powerful and surreal world where brutal beauty meets the dark outlook on life.

Choreography Susanna Leinonen
Music Kasperi Laine
Costumes Erika Turunen
Costume Production Liisa Mäenpää, Tipi Taskinen
Lighting Design Matti Jykylä
Dancers Elina Häyrynen, Kaisu Hölttä, Maija Kiviluoto, Jarkko Lehmus, Heidi Lehtoranta, Natasha Lommi and Pekka Louhio (Liisa Pietikäinen and Jouka Valkama)

Duration 30 min
Premiere 1.10.2009 Stoa the Cultural Centre of Eastern Helsinki
Production Susanna Leinonen Company, Stoa the Cultural Centre of Eastern Helsinki
Financially supported by National Council for Dance, the Finnish Cultural Foundation and City of Helsinki


  • Stylish new work strikes me dumb - "A premiere from Susanna Leinonen is always an Event. Her dream team always serve up a genuine whole art work. [...] The movement itself is pure Leinonen." Jussi Tossavainen Helsingin Sanomat newspaper 03.10.2009
  • Susanna Leinonen’s perfect exhibition of style - "Susanna Leinonen's And the Line Begins to Blur is a breathtakingly beautiful and harmonious piece. All of its elements holistically complement the same themes, atmosphere and visions." Minna Tawast Dance magazine 5.10.2009

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