”In the middle of the overlap between the antiquity and modernity, the East and the West, an explosive energy is created –– magnificent”
- The Chosun Ilbo 2019 (South Korea)
”Saarinen seems to have cast spell on dancers to make the most of their creativity”
- The Donga Ilbo 2019 (South Korea)
“A collective celebration of the passion for dance, pulsating with rhythm and featuring a finale crowned with two stunning solos –– A remarkable intercultural production – demonstrating –– how innovative convergence can bring new life to a tradition dating back thousands of years.”
- Tanz 2015 (Germany)
”Critic’s choice: Choreographer of the year”
- Tanz 2014 (Germany)
”Simple but with sophistication. It is a sublime collaboration of Korean classic dance with the naturalism from a choreographer.”
- Dance Critic 2014
Dates | 22–24 September, 2022
Tickets | **16€–64€
Ticket sales and info | Ticket offices are located at the Cable Factory and Tanssin talo’s main entrance Lasipiha and at the Cable Factory’s Konttori. Contact: (09) 4763 8300 | email@example.com
Duration | 1h 20 min (no intermission)
Safety and accessibility | More info here. When choosing your seats, please keep in mind that the auditorium at Erkko Hall is steep.
N.B.! The creation uses strobe lights.
In the creation, the primal vortex of the interface between past and present is interpreted by 25 performers. The live music, composed for VORTEX by Young-gyu Jang, is performed on stage by an ensemble known for its innovative interpretations of the Korean musical heritage. The lighting and set design is by Mikki Kunttu and costumes are by Erika Turunen.
Having achieved huge success with both audiences and critics alike, VORTEX has established itself in the repetitive repertoire one of Asia’s leading dance companies, NDCK. In addition to performing the creation in Seoul the group has also toured with the creation in other parts of Asia and Europe.
“When we have a possibility to weave dance together with live music – and musicians, we are able to celebrate primal “vortices” of inspiration, intuition, transparency and strength of spirit – everything powerful, creative and constructive there is in all of us.”
– Tero Saarinen
Choreography Tero Saarinen
Music direction, composer Young-gyu Jang
Lighting and set design Mikki Kunttu
Costume design Erika Turunen
Choreographer’s Assistants Satu Halttunen, Henrikki Heikkilä, Mi-ae Kim