Nasty is a strikingly topical work that centers on the expectations, limitations and attacks targeted at our bodies. The piece presents an unvarnished vision of our world, where evil hides in the structures of the society but also in ourselves: we pass along the injustice and cruelty we have experienced. Susanna Leinonen Company’s works are known for their extremely skillful and demanding movement. This time choreographer Susanna Leinonen and her ensemble have chosen to examine our bodily limits, as well as how constantly being looked at and under conflicting demands and expectations shape the female body and experience.
Choreography: Susanna Leinonen
Dance: Emmi Hakala, Tiia Huuskonen, Maria Nurmela, Tatiana Urteva ja Elisa Tuovila
Music: Arvo Pärt, Max Richter; Jóhann Jóhansson, Hildur Guðnadóttir & Robert Aiki Aubrey; Teemu Korpipää
Costume design, masks and wig: Sari Nuttunen
Light design: Harri Peltonen
Sound design: Teemu Korpipää
Videos: Ville Seppänen
Premiere: September 7th, 2018 Stoa Helsinki
Please note! The performance contains loud noise and flashing lights. Not recommended for children under 15 years.