Macbeth

Tero Saarinen Company and TTT Theatre, a leading Finnish drama theatre, join forces in presenting a multidisciplinary interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic. The amalgamation of dance, drama and juggling creates a razor-sharp and current exploration into greed and manipulation.

Get your tickets for the premiere season 13–22 March at Dance House Helsinki now!  We are holding a post-show discussion in the Erkko Hall on 15 and 21 March.

About the creation

Macbeth (1606) is one of the most violent depictions of greed for power in dramatic literature. Shakespeare’s tragedy of the Macbeths who will stop at nothing to seize the crown is captivating in its poignancy and timelessness.

”In our interpretation, I wanted to plunge into the acts of a manipulating and contaminating mind – without overlooking the ingrained irony and humour characteristic to Shakespeare’s works”, director-choreographer Tero Saarinen says.

In the seamless amalgamation of dance, drama and juggling, co-directed with Otso Kautto, everyone on stage is both subject and object to the narrative. Michael Baran’s austere adaptation of the original play, Mikki Kunttu’s lighting design, Samu-Jussi Koski’s costumes and Marko Nyberg’s music and sound design revise the tragedy to the present.

The creation will premiere at the Dance House Helsinki on 13 March, and repremiere in Tampere at TTT’s Main Stage on 12 September, 2024. The performance is subtitled in English. Please note that the creation includes strong flashing lights.

Calendar

13 March 2024 19:00 - 20:30

Macbeth (Premiere)

Tanssin talo, Helsinki, Finland

14 March 2024 19:00 - 20:30

Macbeth

Tanssin talo, Helsinki, Finland

15 March 2024 19:00 - 20:30

Macbeth

Tanssin talo, Helsinki, Finland

16 March 2024 19:00 - 20:30

Macbeth

Tanssin talo, Helsinki, Finland

All events

★★★★★

- HELSINGIN SANOMAT, 2020 | Hamlet (TTT-theatre)

“An excitingly rich and brilliantly compact performance – a celebration of the arts“

- HELSINGIN SANOMAT, 2020 | Hamlet (TTT-theatre)

“Seamless, simultaneously poetically contemplative, yet an easily approachable Gesamtkunstwerk“

- HÄMEEN SANOMAT, 2020 | Hamlet (TTT-theatre)

Macbeth

Choreography and direction Tero Saarinen
Co-direction Otso Kautto
Translation and adaptation of Shakespeare’s original text Michael Baran
Lighting, video and set design Mikki Kunttu
Costume design Samu-Jussi Koski
Music and sound design Marko Nyberg
Choreographer’s Assistants Satu Halttunen, Henrikki Heikkilä
English captions: Eva Buchwald

Performers (7 on stage) | Dancers: Mikko Lampinen, Emmi Pennanen, David Scarantino, Oskari Kymäläinen (understudy) | Juggler: Emil Dahl | Actors (TTT): Anna Kuusamo, Misa Lommi, Jyrki Mänttäri, Suvi-Sini Peltola, Saska Pulkkinen, Auvo Vihro 

Actors on stage in performances on 13–16 March in Helsinki: Anna Kuusamo, Jyrki Mänttäri, Saska Pulkkinen

Actors on stage in performances on 20–22 March in Helsinki: Misa Lommi, Suvi-Sini Peltola,  Auvo Vihro 

Photo Ilkka Saastamoinen
Making of video Petrus Koskinen

Duration
100 minutes
Premiere
13 March, 2024, Dance House Helsinki, Erkko Hall | 12 September,2024, TTT-theatre Main Stage, Finland
Production
Tero Saarinen Company and TTT-theatre
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