Tero Saarinen, one of the most brilliant dancers of his generation, is acclaimed both in his native Finland and abroad. After many years of highly successful work in the leading dance companies, such as Batsheva Dance Company, Opéra National de Lyon, Ballet Nuremberg and the Finnish National Ballet, he easily and convincingly transformed his exceptional performing talent into the reputation of one of the brightest and most unusual choreographers in Europe and the world. Despite having been influenced by classical ballet, Japanese butoh and contemporary Western dance, Saarinen managed to evolve a unique style of his own, which combines elegance and grotesque. His works are often described as perfect works of art. Tero Saarinen’s new production is an ambitious and spectacular blend of dance and music.
Contemporaries of the great composer Claudio Monteverdi used the expression seconda practica (second practice) in order to distinguish a composer’s style from that of his predecessors, known as prima practica (first practice). Tero Saarinen calls his show Third Practice […]
The hauntingly beautiful madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi, revolutionary for his period, are interpreted by six dancers and six musicians as well as by the tenor Topi Lehtipuu and soprano Núria Rial. The Tero Saarinen Dance Company and the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra joined forces to create a fascinating modern blend of unique choreography, live music, opera and design, wherein the audience can literally hear the dance and see the music.