Dance House Helsinki 2023

Tero Saarinen Company presents three performance seasons at Dance House Helsinki in 2023. Check out our programme and get your tickets for our home seasons!

Get a gift card or buy Early Bird tickets before 15 Jan!

Saarinen–Monteverdi: Third Practice

Come experience the unique coproduction by Tero Saarinen Company and Helsinki Baroque Orchestra! After multiple pandemic related cancellations, the creation’s eagerly awaited Helsinki premiere is finally taking place in Erkko Hall in March.

Tero Saarinen’s magnum opus explores radical shifts in values and perspectives. Claudio Monteverdi’s revolutionary, breathtakingly beautiful madrigals are incarnated by twelve dancers and musicians, plus tenor Topi Lehtipuu and virtual soprano Núria Rial.

Thursday 16 March | Friday 17 March | Saturday 18 March | Wednesday 22 March | Thursday 23 March | Friday 24 March at 19:00

Lenght: 60 minutes (no intermission)

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Double Bill: Van Opstal | Karttunen

Tero Saarinen Company’s new double bill combines a Finnish contemporary dance classic from Jyrki Karttunen with a new creation by the vanguard of European dance, choreographer duo Imre and Marne van Opstal.

Heart Drive (2022) is a gripping new creation by Dutch choreographers Imre and Marne van Opstal – an exploration of love, connection and pleasure, as well as the stigmas and moral taboos that exist within. The European premiere at Dance House Helsinki will be interpreted by eight stunning TSC dancers.

Friday 9 June | Saturday 10 June | Tuesday 13 June | Wednesday 14 June | Thursday 15 June | Friday 16 June at 19:00

Length: 80 minutes (inc. intermission)

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Double Bill: Van Opstal | Karttunen

Tero Saarinen Company’s double bill combines Heart Drive (2022) with Digital Duende (1998), a choreography by Finnish icon Jyrki Karttunen.

Digital Duende exudes deep emotion, and fascinates with its duality. It’s a cool, Nordic interpretation of imaginary fiery Spanishness. This witty, detailed and brilliantly danced duet made its choreographer a global phenomenon at the turn of the millennium. The re-premiere will be interpreted in turns by Mikko Lampinen and Mikko Makkonen plus Samuli Emery and Jussi Ulkuniemi.

Friday 9 June | Saturday 10 June | Tuesday 13 June | Wednesday 14 June | Thursday 15 June | Friday 16 June at 19:00

Length: 80 minutes (inc. intermission)

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Saarinen–Fagerlund: Transit

Tero Saarinen‘s latest large-scale choreography is set to Stonework (2015), Drifts (2016–17) and Water Atlas (2018) by composer Sebastian Fagerlund. The trilogy is combined with the spatial sound design and electronic music of Tuomas Norvio. The stage design centers on a dialog between an animated film installation by visual artist duo IC-98 and the lighting design by Minna Tiikkainen. The sculptural costume design is by Teemu Muurimäki.

The creation returns in our programme by popular demand. The Finnish premiere took place at Helsinki Festival in August 2021, under strict Covid restrictions.

Wednesday 4 October | Thursday 5 October | Friday 6 October at 19:00

Length: 80 minutes (no intermission)

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Regular tickets | A-category Early Bird 56€ (62€) – B-category Early Bird 44€ (49€) – C-category Early Bird 34€ (38€). Early Bird prices valid until 15 Jan, 2023.

Concession tickets | Under 25yo, Students, Unemployed, Civil Servants, Conscripts: B 22€ – C 16€ | Pensioners A 59€ – B 46€ – C 35€ | Groups of over 15 people A 59€ – B 46€ –  C 35€. Discount prices cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

Terms and conditions | Read our terms and conditions at: For enquiries about our tickets or TSC’s programme at Dance House Helsinki, please email us at

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Gift card

With the TSC gift card, you can pay for tickets to performances produced by TSC at Dance House Helsinki. The gift card can be used both online and at the ticket offices located at the Cable Factory. You are free to choose the value of the gift card. The gift card is valid for one year from the date of purchase. In addition to the commonly used online payment methods, the gift card can also be bought with Smartum and ePassi.

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Ticket office and info desk

Location | The Cable Factory’s  ticket office and info desk is located near the main entrance at the Glass Courtyard

Open | Mon-Sun, between 11–19

Contact | (09) 4763 8300,

NB! All enquiries regarding TSC’s tickets via email:

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How to get there

Address | Kaapeliaukio 3, 00180 Helsinki

Please favour public transport, walking or cycling!

Entry | You can enter Dance House Helsinki’s foyer and the Erkko Hall through the Cable Factory’s Glass Courtyard

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At Dance House Helsinki

Cloakroom | The complimentary cloakroom is located on the basement floor of Dance House Helsinki

Accessibility | All routes to Dance House Helsinki are accessible. The entire first floor of Dance House, where the Lobby and performance facilities are located, is completely step-free. The first row of the Erkko Hall is fully accessible. The wheelchair accessible seats in TSC’s performances are located in the middle of the first row.

When choosing your seats, please keep in mind that the auditorium at Erkko Hall is steep.

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Traba | Dance House Helsinki’s new bistro is open until 21 at the Glass Courtyard, serving dinner and small snacks with delicious cocktails and wines. You can order pre-order here. Read more:

Audience foyer | Traba’s two two wine bars are located in Dance House Helsinki’s foyer and basement during the venue’s opening hours

Hima & Sali | Restaurant-cáfe located at staircase C at the Cable Factory. Read more:

Café Konttori | A coffee shop located at staircase A at the Cable Factory. Read more:

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