“The creature, hatching from a fan-shaped headdress, steps onto a white platform: a narrow red band around its breasts, a white knee pad on its leg, and one with a wing-like structure, one black shoe, as an extension of the plaster bandage. A Patient.”

Susanna Leinonen’s solo work Grain springs from the border zone that lies between reality and dreams. It was inspired by personal experiences and explores the contradictory spectrum of dreams and fears. Reality is mixed with fantasy, creating a situation in which deep emotions can be investigated. An impressive visual world and movement that has been polished to the last detail form an associative and holistic experience.

Choreography and dance: Susanna Leinonen 

Music: Kasperi Laine 

Costumes: Erika Turunen 

Lighting: Marianne Lagus 

Visual Design: Marianne Lagus, Jouka Valkama and Susanna Leinonen 

Duration: 30 min 

Premiere: 30.5.2008 Stoa the Cultural Centre of Eastern Helsinki 

Production: Susanna Leinonen Company, Stoa the Cultural Centre of Eastern Helsinki 

Financially supported by National Council for Dance, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Niilo Helander Foundation and Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation 

“Leinonen’s expression, which consists of streamlined postures and flowing movements repeated with different intensities, is unique – once again.”

– Helsingin Sanomat (2008)