MO THEATRE OSKU LEINONEN & MASHA SALANGINA
The Spell of the Sensuous
The short film The Spell of the Sensuous is video poetry about the dance, which exists on a fragile surface, on crossroads of rivers, on a top of the trees, on a border of different Worlds. It's a dialog between a human being and his shadow.
That was the time when Words were like Magic. The human mind had mysterious powers. A word spoken by chance might have strange consequences. It would suddenly come alive and what people wanted to happen could happen - all you had to do was say it. Nobody could explain this: That's the way it was. - Nalungiaq, an Inuit woman
Film by Maria Salangina Performance by Osku Leinonen Music by Johan Troch MO theatre 2015
Werde der du bist (Become the person, who you are) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Integrity is a name of short film, inspired by Guillaume Apollinaire’s prose poem Rotten wizard (L’enchanteur pourrisant). The genre of this story is a philosophical parable, supports the main idea of film - searching of the way to your true self. Metaphysical images reflect deep feelings and emotions, conflicts of human and society, the dualism of essence in visually transcendent. Film uniquely combines super 8mm film shootings and 35mm still photography.
Director, editor, camera man, photographer and sound editor Masha Salangina Idea, script, author of texts and performer Osku Leinonen Music by Magyar Posse and Roman Dubinnikov Produced by MO theatre 2013/ 12 min 24 sec/ colour/b&w/ 4:3/ PAL DV
Short film about connection of human body with nature. Environment as a reflection of a mind. Inner dance and art of presence.
Filmed and performed in Soidinsuo swamp, Finland, at 2009
A film by Masha Salangina Performers Osku Leinonen, Natalia Zhestovskaya, Grigory Glazunov, Reija Stenius, Saara Holmberg, Mirva Mattila Costumes and installations Merja Malkki
The idea to make the film Wetland was inspired by The Kalevala – epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythology. It is regarded as the national saga of Finland.
My motivation to explore Kalevala was my great passion to learn and understand Finnish culture through myths and legends, in where the wisdom of ancestors is preserved. To know your future, you should learn your past – this is the ultimate goal of my work; to be here and now, to widen up the boundaries of experimental film genre and enrich the art of cinema. Masha Salangina 2010
The Cave super 8mm, black&white Russia-Finland, 2010 A film by Masha Salangina Performance Osku Leinonen and Masha Salangina Camera Lilya Borozentseva and Masha Salangina
Myths — stories within us
Myths — stories within us Above the ground I feel my feet Under the water I hear my beat Outhwith mouth I taste what's sweet At dusk I see my eyes In mist I smell white roses Through Myths worlds come closer Osku Leinonen
Creation of the performance: Osku Leinonen and Masha Salangina butoh.name Mythopoetic Theatre (MO theatre) Video installation: Liudmila Kartoshkina Camera man: Ilmari Ikkonen
A picture book Myths — stories within oneself
Myths — stories within oneself Author Osku Leinonen
Myths is a picture book of text and photographs that aims to capture the moment otherwise lost in the millions of minutes of speeding time.
It freezes what else would melt into the forgetfulness of all our yesterdays. Photos are from the butoh performance Myths and from ever-surprising nature.
Butoh arises from the subliminal myths of our dormant recollections. It is a moving record of the half-forgotten. Butoh is the living mirror of our shared lives.
Butoh dancers Masha Salangina and Osku Leinonen You can find the book Myths — stories within oneself for example from Amazon.co.uk
Butoh performance BeTwin in Hurmuri festival 2009, Outokumpu, Finland Video projection created by Masha Salangina Performers Osku Leinonen & Masha Salangina, music by Ivan Afanasyev
Daylight with Johan Troch's music Images
Daylight with Johan Troch's music Images. Rather memorable performance in a river, Haihunkoski rapids in Finland 2010. Johan Troch has added his own beautiful music here. The video clip, our butoh performance Daylight, continues it's own life now. Nature and a man’s inner nature, landscape of life, merging into something new and old, time within time, space within space. Performance by Osku Leinonen and Masha Salangina
Empty Hills festival 2009, Russia Odddance Theatre butoh.name Mythopoetic Theatre (MO theatre)
BeTwin Empty Hills festival
BeTwin in the Empty Hills festival 2009, Moscow. Part of the beginning Performance by Osku Leinonen & Masha Salangina butoh.name Mythopoetic Theatre (MO theatre) Music, video and video art by Alexander Naymushin (VJ Kirsan)
Uncounted sceneries eventful memories
Uncounted sceneries eventful memories - Osku Leinonen and Masha Salangina. MO theatre (former name butoh.name Mythopoetic theatre).