Disturbed Silence

The movement language of Disturbed Silence is characteristic to the choreographer Susanna Leinonen: strong, deep and penetrating. Detailed, descriptive movement is combined with pulsating energy. Strict form and freely bursting energy alternate, emphasizing the individuality of the stage characters. The intensity of the work and its strong montages create a surrealistic world, define by a comminuted narrative, technically challenging movements and expressive physicality.

Choreography Susanna Leinonen
Music Kasperi Laine
Costumes Erika Turunen
Lighting Design Mikki Kunttu
Dancers Heidi Lehtoranta, Kaisu Hölttä, Sara Kovamäki, Maija Kiviluoto and Susanna Leinonen

Duration 43 min
Premiere 28.8.2004 Helsinki Festival, Stoa the Cultural Centre of Eastern Helsinki
Financially supported by National Council for Dance and The Finnish Cultural Foundation


  • Resplendent dance in a black dreamworld - "It is a concise, darkly hued series that progresses with almost magical excitement." Jan-Peter Kaiku Dance journal 4/2004
  • Susanna Leinonen is a mature, top-class dancemaker - "When the compact and captivating Disturbed Silence ends with the last lights going off on an empty stage, it feels as if the seats move half a metre forwards. I also noticed myself leaning forwards in my seat. My shirt is wet through after such an intense viewing experience!" Sara Nyberg Etelä-Suomen Sanomat 31.8.2004

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