Breath

Live music, dance and visuals intertwine to create wild forms and mythical images – infused by Beckett-inspired existentialism and absurd humour.

Two globally acclaimed Finnish artists, choreographer-dancer Tero Saarinen and accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen, take measure on each other on stage, composing a power web of sound and movement. Bessie-award winning wizard of stage and lighting design, Mikki Kunttu, will add his spell on the work. The duet is further enhanced by the imaginative sound design of Tuomas Norvio, known for his work in electronic music. Costumes are by fashion designer Teemu Muurimäki, whose sleek designs were also seen in Morphed. Choreographer’s Assistant is Henrikki Heikkilä.

★★★★★ ``Brilliant --- surrealist --- Sublime!``
- Séquences, Élie Castiel 18 April 2018 (Canada)

Calendar

29 May 2018 19:00 - 20:00

Breath

Aleksanterin teatteri, Helsinki, Finland

30 May 2018 19:00 - 20:00

Breath

Aleksanterin teatteri, Helsinki, Finland

31 May 2018 19:00 - 20:00

Breath

Aleksanterin teatteri, Helsinki, Finland

1 June 2018 19:00 - 20:00

Breath

Aleksanterin teatteri, Helsinki, Finland

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Info

Duration
65 mins., no intermission
Premiere
12 April, 2018, Grand Théâtre de Québec, Quebec City, Canada
Production
Tero Saarinen Company in collaboration with Tampere Hall and Alexander Theatre (Finland), residency partner Vaba Lava (Estonia)

Credits

Concept Tero Saarinen & Kimmo Pohjonen
Choreography and dance Tero Saarinen
Composition, arrangement, music Kimmo Pohjonen
Lighting and set design Mikki Kunttu
Costume design Teemu Muurimäki
Sound design, co-arrangement Tuomas Norvio
Choreographer’s Assistant Henrikki Heikkilä
Sound Designer’s Assistant Sami Tammela

``a hallucinated dream with futuristic touches --- a nice surprise --- magic on stage --- a daring piece on every level``

- Le Devoir, Mélanie Carpentier 18 April 2018 (Canada)

``a spectacle --- demanding and accessible at once``

- Chyz 94.3, Cyril Schreiber 13 April 2018 (Canada)

★★★★★ ``A gigantic work accomplished brilliantly, a surrealist and sometimes apocalyptic essay — Sublime!``

- Séquences, Élie Castiel 18 April 2018 (Canada