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1 February 2017

RITVA VÄÄNÄNEN APPOINTED AS TERO SAARINEN COMPANY’S HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT

Tero Saarinen Company has appointed Ritva Väänänen as the group’s Head of Development. Her responsibilities include the development of the company’s educational activities, fundraising and audience relations.

Väänänen has extensive experience in the fields of culture and media. Former Marketing and Communications Director of Live Nation Finland, she most recently worked in the field of contemporary art and design, with the collection of Rafaela & Kaj Forsblom.

Väänänen graduated from the Helsinki School of Business in 1979, and has done additional studies at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London and Aalto University in Helsinki.

“I have followed Tero Saarinen Company’s activities for years, and am very happy to join in the next steps that one of Finland’s most internationally successful dance groups will take”, Väänänen comments.

 

Ritva Väänänen
Head of Development
mob. +358 (0)50 500 2101, ritva.vaananen@terosaarinen.com

5 December 2016

KADER ATTOU'S THE ROOTS TO HELSINKI

Tero Saarinen Company will present choreographer Kader Attou's hip hop creation The Roots at the Finnish National Theatre in May 2017. Internationally rising star, choreographer Kader Attou's work for eleven male dancers has captivated audiences and critics alike from New York to Paris.

With The Roots Attou, who is of Algerian descent and director of his own dance group Cie Accrorap in France, returns to the wellsprings of hip hop, while playfully questioning the identity of this ubiquitous dance style. Drawing on the inspirations of his youth – circus and boxing – and a blend of Western and Eastern dance traditions, Attou’s hip hop speaks about humanity, awareness and unawareness of otherness, and about encounters between people. About phenomena that bring people together all over the world.

The work will be performed at the Finnish National Theatre's Main Stage on 25–27 May, 2017. Read more about the performances and purchase tickets here

The guest performances are produced by Tero Saarinen Company in collaboration with the Finnish National Theatre.

10 November 2016

NEW CREATION LOOPIT FOR TANSSITEATTERI MD'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Tero Saarinen will create a new work for Tanssiteatteri MD in Tampere, Finland. The work, Loopit, will take Tero Saarinen from the recent years' large creations on new, experimental routes. The participatory and intimate creation, performed for a limited audience, is Saarinen's gift in return to the group celebrating their 20th anniversary: known then as Tanssiteatteri Dansco, the company was the first to commission a full evening work (Hurmaa1) from the young choreographer in 1993.

Loopit will premiere at Tanssiteatteri MD's own Hällä-näyttämö on 4 February, and performances will continue until 6 April. The creation produced through a new type of collaboration will later be performed as a part of Tero Saarinen Company's repertoire.  

7 November 2016

AUDIENCE MOVEMENT CLASS A SUCCESS

As a part of the 20th anniversary season, a Tero Saarinen movement class was held for audience members. The class was aimed for non-professionals, and no background in dance was required.

Held by Head of Artistic Development and Education Sini Länsivuori, the class received very positive feedback and plans for a continuation of such activities in the near future are in place.

Read more about our educational activities and workshop dates here.

21 September 2016

MITSUTAKE KASAI'S BUTOH WORKSHOP IN HELSINKI

A soloist in Tero Saarinen Company's 20th anniversary evening performance MESH, Butoh dancer Mitsutake Kasai (Japan) will hold a Butoh workshop in Helsinki for professional dancers and students with a professional aim.

In the two-day workshop, Kasai will share the three most important themes to Butoh according to him: connections between image and body, the inside and outside of body, and choreography and improvisation. 

The will be held at Taiteen Talo on 8 Oct at 15–18 and 9 Oct at 12–15. More information and registration here

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