• Tero Saarinen

    Tero Saarinen Company

    Breath

    Tero Saarinen, Kimmo Pohjonen
    17. 18. 19. 20. 21 Apr 2018
  • Tero Saarinen Company

    Breath

    Tero Saarinen, Kimmo Pohjonen
    17. 18. 19. 20. 21 Apr 2018
  • Tero Saarinen Company

    Breath

    Tero Saarinen, Kimmo Pohjonen
    17. 18. 19. 20. 21 Apr 2018

Tero Saarinen Company - Breath

  • Helsinki
  • Tero Saarinen Company

    Breath

    Tero Saarinen, Kimmo Pohjonen
Length – 1 h Venue – Cinquième Salle
17 April 2018 - 8 PM
18 April 2018 - 8 PM
19 April 2018 - 8 PM
20 April 2018 - 8 PM
21 April 2018 - 8 PM
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Post-performance talk with the artists

    Wednesday April 18, 2018
    Friday April 20, 2018

A one man history of dance! Finnish choreographer Tero Saarinen’s creations and joint projects constitute an ongoing investigation of the body in its many and various states. Breath provides yet more evidence of his choreographic genius. Dance as breath of life.
 

Tero Saarinen’s career path is impressive. Dancer with the Finnish National Ballet, choreographer of some 40 works, he has taught at and worked with some of the world’s leading dance companies, from Batsheva Dance Company to the Lyon Opera Ballet. The artist who captivated audiences with HUNT, his solo on Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, has now created a duo, Breath, with accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen, a dialogue between dance and music in a magnificent visual setting designed by Mikki Kunttu. “Dance is my attempt to understand human nature and its multiple manifestations”, says Saarinen. “I believe in dance that touches, in dance that speaks for itself.” Breath has something of the absurdist humour of Samuel Beckett, who wrote, “Dance first and think afterwards? […] It’s the natural order.” Saarinen appropriates Beckett’s words and expresses them through his characteristically generous physical vocabulary. An inspiring and invigorating Breath from a northern land.

 

  • Tero Saarinen

    © Tanja Ahola

    Tero Saarinen

    Dancer-choreographer Tero Saarinen began his career as a dancer at the Finnish National Ballet in 1985. Despite his success as a soloist, he left the Finnish National Ballet in 1992 to seek new influences in contemporary dance in Western Europe and Japan, where he studied traditional Japanese dance and Butoh from 1992 to 1993.Saarinen has made more than 40 creations during his career. He founded his own group in 1996 as a canvas for his...

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  • Kimmo Pohjonen

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    Kimmo Pohjonen

    Kimmo Pohjonen is known as a revolutionist of accordion music. With his custom made electrified and MIDI-fied instrument, as well as different voices, lights, sounds and other effects, he creates captivating performance experiences. During his career, Pohjonen has toured the world performing at over 600 international festivals and venues such as BAM Next Wave, Sydney Festival, the WOMAD, Queen Elizabeth Hall and The Proms at Royal Albert Hall...

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  • Tero Saarinen Company

    Tero Saarinen’s works have captivated audiences and critics in 40 countries, including at BAM & The Joyce (New York), Chaillot & Châtelet (Paris), Southbank Centre (London), Movimentos Festival (Germany), New Zealand International Arts Festival, and Saitama Arts Theater (Japan).The Company’s core activities also include running an international teaching program and collaborating with other prominent dance companies:...

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Concept Tero Saarinen & Kimmo Pohjonen.
Choreography and Dance Tero Saarinen.
Music Kimmo Pohjonen.
Lighting and Set Design Mikki Kunttu.
Costume Design Teemu Muurimäki.
Sound Design Tuomas Norvio.
Choreographer’s Assistants Henrikki Heikkilä.

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