Susanna Leinonen Company’s BODY is the final part of a trilogy about corporealism. The choreographer’s previous works Nasty and Toxic have reflected on what it means to be a woman in this society: subject to constant criticism and control. In her work “Body”, Leinonen focuses simplistically on the physical body, strips it down in to what the body experiences during it’s life cycle.

BODY reminds us how amazing and adaptable mechanism it is as such, without outside modification – or pressure for one.

“As the name implies, BODY’s themes are physical and embodied. Since childhood, my body, wrapped around dance, has given and taken a lot over the years. Being a woman, my body has also been subjected to harsh outside scrutiny. Every change in my body has inevitably affected my mind – and vice versa. Thanks to the strong union of body and mind, the connection between them cannot be ruled out. It can be momentarily forgotten, but never completely lost. As a choreographer and a dancer, the most important thing for me is the relationship with my own body.” – Susanna Leinonen


Duration 60 min

Choreography Susanna Leinonen
Music Kasperi Laine
Costumes Sari Nuttunen
Dancers Emmi Hakala, Camilla Keihäs, Elina Lindfors, Aino Päivike, Aaron Saira ja Tatiana Urteva

World premiere Fri 26 November 2021 at 7PM, Espoo Cultural Centre Louhi Hall