Disturbed Silence

“Disturbed Silence keeps the spectator captive by refusing to compromise its strong intensity for even a second. It is also a work that sticks in the mind as a true gem among Finnish premieres.”

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 

“Susanna Leinonen juxtaposes the grand and the fake with the small and concrete, and the primal and grotesque with polished articulation. This creates brutally beautiful, extremely polished and deeply expressive movements and subjects that Kasperi Laine’s soundworld and Mikki Kunttu’s lighting seamlessly accentuate.”

– Dance Journal (2004)

“My shirt is wet through after such an intense viewing experience. The work directly affected my kinaesthetic senses.”

– Etelä-Suomen Sanomat (2004)