Tero Saarinen Company’s Managing Director Iiris Autio was awarded with Helsinki Golden Medal on Helsinki Day 12 June for her extensive work in raising global awareness for Finnish contemporary dance. Helsinki Golden Medal is the City’s highest recognition conferred to individuals for exceptional personal achievements and contributions to the City of Helsinki. Each year, approximately ten individuals are awarded with the Medal.
“I am joyed and grateful on behalf of the entire Tero Saarinen Company and Finnish dance for the recognition. The City of Helsinki and its residents benefit in so many ways from their world-class cultural organisations, that produce not only experiences but also strengthen our home city’s attractiveness internationally. Our dream, with the future Dance House Helsinki, is to make Helsinki truly one of the most interesting dance cities in the world. It is a pleasure to continue this work!”