In Wavelengths, originally created for the Finnish National Ballet, Saarinen focuses on the thematic of an established partnership between two strong personalities.
”…fascinating duet of attraction, aggression and affection between a man and a woman.”


Choreography Tero Saarinen
Music Riku Niemi
Lighting design Mikki Kunttu
Costume design Erika Turunen

“The duet Wavelenghts is a masterpiece, an example of good taste and refinement.”

– Weser Kurier, 30 March 2009

“Gradually they (the dancers) move together; the lighting reinventing them, like an element moving from gas to liquid to solid form. Their partnering is graceful and they move over and into each other as if in a zero-gravity environment.”

– Toronto Star, 16 March 2006

“It’s a fascinating duet of attraction, aggression and affection between a man and a woman. --- sensually sculptured by Mikki Kunttu’s lighting. --- Mr. Saarinen’s choreography, which looked constantly alive and original.”

– The New York Times, 30 March 2006

“(The movement) was so sumptuous, expansive and expressive. --- Choreography, music, dancers, light: a most complete experience.”

– The Washington Post, 13 March 2013

“Exquisite execution of intricate choreography – just breathtaking.”

– DC Metro Theater Arts, 13 March 2013

“Saarinen’s duets seem to crystallise his entire view of dance art, his movement language and his understanding of human beings. --- The dancers, a man and a woman, are two equal individuals longing for intimacy.”

– Finnish Dance in Focus, 2002