No One, Just Your Friend

No One, Just Your Friend found its form in the long hours of the choreographer’s sleepless nights. The work explores life and various emotions, including the dark side of the human mind. The movement language ranges form a monitoring phase to polished and dynamic expression.

Choreography: Susanna Leinonen 

Music: Tapani Rinne 

Lighting Design: Hanna Käyhkö 

Costumes and set design: Annette Tamminen 

Dancers: Kaisu Hölttä, Heidi Lehtoranta and Susanna Leinonen 

Duration: 26 min 

Premiere: 23.3.2000 Finnish National Ballet Almi Hall 

Production: Zodiak – The Center for New Dance 

Financially supported by National Council for Dance 

“The best thing about the work is the movement. No One, Just Your Friend is packed full of continuous, seamless movement energy. It is bursting with original, expressive movement material. The narrative of the story is movement, even though it isn’t demonstrative. Rare scenes in unison feel like a refreshing brew in this work.”

– Helsingin Sanomat (2000)