Touch of Gravity

This contemporary dance performance defies the laws of nature. The dancers escape the limits of their physicality with deliberate slow movements emerging from the ground. The moving figures seek their places within a group and attempt to disrupt its balance. The striking visuals give rise to a surreal on stage universe.

Choreography Susanna Leinonen
Sound design Kasperi Laine
Costumes Erika Turunen
Video Jouka Valkama
Lighting design Joonas Tikkanen
Dance Sanni Giordani, Tiia Huuskonen, Sara Kovamäki, Aksinja Lommi, Liisa Pietikäinen and Elisa Tuovila (Natasha Lommi, Susanna Leinonen)

Duration 60 min
Premiere: 21.8.2014 Almi Hall, Helsinki
Production Susanna Leinonen Company in cooperation with Helsinki Festival and Stoa
Financially supported by National Council for Dance, National Council for Music and City of Helsinki



The Game with Gravity

“The end comes almost too fast. As if in flight, the fifty minutes are up as Finnish choreographer and dancer Susanna Leinonen explores, overrides and plays with the laws of gravity in her 2014 performance “Touch of Gravity”.” / Karin Schütze, OÖNachrichten, 15/03/2015


Uncompromising and spectacular dance

“The darkly hued piece was in every way a polished performance that spoke to the audience with its uncompromising and abstract beauty. Though both Jouka Valkama’s video art and Joonas Tikkanen’s lighting design were an essential part of the ambitious visuality of the piece, movement remained central. It was sharp and physically challenging movement, that the dancers had internalised to perfection.” / Annikki Alku, Savon Sanomat 16/06/2015

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