Wedge

Tero Saarinen‘s Wedge (2022) is a group choreography commissioned by the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, premiering on 6 May, 2022. In Wedge, set to the Cello Concerto (2017) by Esa-Pekka Salonen, dance, sound and light are wedged together in the interface between chaos and order, defencelessness and safety, and the experience of the transience of existence.

Produced in collaboration with TSC, Wedge will be interpreted by the Finnish National Ballet Company, featuring TSC dancers Oskari Kymäläinen and Saida Solla. The creation’s world premiere, celebrating the Finnish National Ballet’s centenary year, is part of a Triple Bill, that showcases three internationally acclaimed Finnish choreographers: Kenneth Kvarnström, Johanna Nuutinen and Tero Saarinen.

Premiere
6 May 2022, Finnish National Opera and Ballet, Main Stage, Helsinki, Finland
Production
Finnish National Opera and Ballet in collaboration with TSC

Choreography Tero Saarinen
Music Esa-Pekka Salonen, Cello Concerto (2017)
Costume design Erika Turunen
Lighting and set design Joonas Tikkanen
Sound Design Timo Kurkikangas
Choreographer’s Assistants Satu Halttunen, David Scarantino
Repetiteur Samuel Števik (FNB)

Performers
Finnish National Ballet (14 dancers) featuring TSC dancers Oskari Kymäläinen and Saida Solla plus the Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera and Cellosoloist Samuli Peltonen / Jussi Vähälä

Photos: Finnish National Opera and Ballet / Sakari Viika

Calendar

6 May 2022 19:00 - 21:05

Wedge (premiere)

Triple Bill: Made in Finland | Finnish National Opera, Main Stage, Helsinki, Finland

7 May 2022 19:00 - 21:05

Wedge

Triple Bill: Made in Finland | Finnish National Opera, Main Stage, Helsinki, Finland

13 May 2022 19:00 - 21:05

Wedge

Triple Bill: Made in Finland | Finnish National Opera, Main Stage, Helsinki, Finland

17 May 2022 19:00 - 21:05

Wedge

Triple Bill: Made in Finland | Finnish National Opera, Main Stage, Helsinki, Finland

19 May 2022 19:00 - 21:05

Wedge

Triple Bill: Made in Finland | Finnish National Opera, Main Stage, Helsinki, Finland

20 May 2022 19:00 - 21:05

Wedge

Triple Bill: Made in Finland | Finnish National Opera, Main Stage, Helsinki, Finland

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