SEE | OBEY is dance about the absurdism of life. The dark themes of Leinonen still rise from the reverse side of life but the new piece finds a brighter angle and even touches some borders of humour. The piece opens a window to the world whose lines only dance and movement can draw and who receives a full form through the imaginative music, illogically rational texts and eye-pleasing visuals.

SEE | OBEY is not only a dance piece by Susanna Leinonen but also a dance film by Jouka Valkama. SEE | OBEY film tells simultaneously three different narratives about human emotions, every day events and conflicts by physical expression and movement. The time is manipulated by cinematic means and the moments that happen in a blink of an eye get a new depth with slow motion. The film uses both several professional dancers and almost a hundred volunteers.

Choreography Susanna Leinonen
Sound Design  Kasperi Laine
Costume Design Erika Turunen
Film Jouka Valkama
Lightning Design Joonas Tikkanen
Texts Jukka Viikilä
Voice-over actors Laura Birn, Minna Kivelä/Sanna-Kaisa Palo, Emmi Parviainen
Dancers Sanni Giordani, Misa Lommi, Natasha Lommi

Duration 65 min
Premiere November 14th 2015, Stoa, Helsinki
Production Susanna Leinonen Company
Financially supported by the National Council for the Perfoming Arts, The City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Kone Foundation, and Finnish Cultural Foundation



Immensely skilful multidisciplinarity

Bringing together different art forms, Susanna Leinonen Company’s SEE | OBEYE is an experience that both soothes the senses and provokes thought. / Mia Hannula, Turun Sanomat, 16/11/2015


The programme of SEE | OBEY

SEE | OBEY text in English

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