Finnish premiere! Transit at Helsinki Festival in August 2021
Tero Saarinen's new large scale creation Transit examines our relationship with nature. The creation is set to music by contemporary composer Sebastian Fagerlund, combined with the spatial sound design of Tuomas Norvio. The design centers on a dialog between an animated film installation by visual artist duo IC-98, lighting design by Minna Tiikkainen and costume design by Teemu Muurimäki. In accordance with the creation's environmental themes, sustainable, resource-efficient solutions encompass the entire production, as costumes and stage design, based in part on recycled materials, are shared between TSC and SDT for future performances. At Helsinki Festival, the creation is interpreted by 13 dancers: TSC freelancers are joined by visitors from Dance Theatre Minimi and The Finnish National Ballet Youth Company. Tero Saarinen Company's 25th anniversary season and the Finnish premiere of Transit will take place at the Cable Factory on 19 - 21 August, 2021. Secure your tickets now!
We are seeking 2-3 production workers to help us prepare for the premiere season during the performance week on 16–21 August 2021. You will be part of a work group of more than 30 people, assisting in the production of the Finnish premiere of a new large-scale creation. You will mainly work at the Cable Factory in Helsinki. The work is ideal, for example, for a student, recent graduate, or someone otherwise interested in working in the cultural sector. The job is paid by the hour, 14 €/h. We hope to receive applications from people of various age groups and backgrounds, and from linguistic, cultural or other minorities. Send your application by Monday, 14 June! Places will be filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.
The pandemic year 2020 was exceptionally challenging for the performing arts. The opening of Tero Saarinen Company's new premises and the TSC Studio took place only a week before the effects of the Covid-19 started showing in Finland. Our organization has never before faced such difficulties, as when public events were restricted and all international activities had to be shut down. Like everyone in our field, we've had to live with constant uncertainty and fear for the survival of our organization as well as all freelancers, who are truly essential to both TSC and our whole industry. However, thanks to financial support from the Finnish government, our agile network organization and strong partnerships, TSC has been able to manage through the crisis so far. During the fall season we were even able to present three new works: Transit, produced together with Skånes Dansteater, and two duets, Voice and Rebond, produced in collaboration with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, TSC's Tero Saarinen and Satu Halttunen created the movement identity for a new rock musical rendition of Hamlet, produced by Tampereen Työväen Teatteri. We also launched our residency programme at TSC Studio. And, our works and online classes reached tens of thousands of viewers and participants around the globe, as the world became more digital than ever. (The full annual report is only available in Finnish).