Third Practice at Chekhov International Theatre Festival
Tero Saarinen’s Third Practice will be performed at the esteemed Chekhov International Theatre Festival in Moscow on 30 November and 1 December. The shows at the Mayakovsky Theatre, titled 'Monteverdi Revisited' end the two-year touring break which has resulted from the pandemic. The cast at Chekhov Festival includes tenor Topi Lehtipuu, TSC dancers Jenna Broas, Elina Häyrynen, Oskari Kymäläinen, Mikko Lampinen, Natasha Lommi and Eero Vesterinen, and Helsinki Baroque musicians Aapo Häkkinen, Aira Maria Lehtipuu, Hannu Vasara, Luca Várhelyi, Marina Belova and Mikko Perkola.
Yet another TSC creation is being featured on Mezzo TV. The global culture channel will show Third Practice from 7 September to 6 November. Mezzo broadcasts its content, focused on classical music and dance, in 80 countries to 60 million subscribing households. TSC creations Morphed and Borrowed Light have also been seen on the channel.
In Third Practice (2019), choreographer Tero Saarinen brings new dimensions to the music of opera pioneer Claudio Monteverdi. The composer's stunningly beautiful, revolutionary madrigals are interpreted by tenor Topi Lehtipuu, virtual soprano Núria Rial, Tero Saarinen Company dancers and Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, directed by Aapo Häkkinen. The multi-camera recording was shot at the Finnish National Opera in March 2021 by a team led by director Thomas Freundlich of Lumikinos Production.
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!