Third Practice press quotes

“Sophisticated – – Fluidity and lightness required by the baroque era, transposed into Western contemporary discipline.”

– LA PROVINCIA DI CREMONA, Barbara Caffi, 31 May, 2019

”An ambitious union of dance and music – – Unforgettable moments”

– HELSINGIN SANOMAT, Jukka O. Miettinen, 18 June, 2019

“Simultaneously in the 17th century, the present and the future – – tenor Topi Lehtipuu’s multifaceted expression was gripping”

– RONDO, Harri Kuusisaari, 18 June, 2019

”A true total artwork – – Magic. Dance and music intertwine but costumes and set design play an exceptionally important role, especially the projections are stunning. – – the projected soprano was completely magical – – kept the audience gasping for air.”

– HUFVUDSTADSBLADET, Tove Djupsjöbacka, 19 June, 2019

“Soul caressing music and intensive dance”

– SAVON SANOMAT, Annikki Alku, 19 June, 2019

”Each element on stage is carefully chosen, providing meaning and artistic interpretation. – – a vision quest in the purgatory of souls – – ethereal – – the madrigals, played with period instruments, open up internally uplifting landscapes”

– KALEVA, Eeva Kauppinen, 20 June, 2019

”Divinely beautiful Monteverdi madrigals, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, Topi Lehtipuu and the wonderous singing by the virtually multiplied Núria Rial created a world that, together with the visions of choreographer Saarinen, lighting designer Eero Auvinen and the soundscape by Marco Melchior created a total artwork the likes of which I have never encountered before. Nearing sacral – not on a superficial level or related to religion, but as a celebration of life or a prayer for it. The organic undertone creates a feeling of calm beneath all the searching and restlessness, it provides a clear view of what is the meaning of everything – – an enchanted circle in which the past and the present shake hands.”

TEATTERI & TANSSI + SIRKUS, Minna Tawast, 27 May, 2019

Third Practice Stream

“Captures the immaterial reflections of human longing, even in digital format – – a handsome, independent work of art”

– HELSINGIN SANOMAT, Jukka O. Miettinen, 23 March, 2021

“An extraordinary work – – Once again Tero Saarinen and his dancers and associates have given me an experience like no other. I love dance that expands the boundaries of my thinking. Third Practice does that and more.”

– MICHELLEPOTTER.ORG, Michelle Potter, 25 March, 2021

”Contrary to preconceived fears, the multi-camera recording of Third Practice manages to bring dance to the viewer’s skin, with well-thought-out angles and sizes in the editing.”

 TEATTERI & TANSSI + SIRKUS, Minna Tawast, 25 March, 2021

”The whole stage picture is highly effective with freeze-frame and chiaroscuro effects that divide up the set – – The sense of change at the heart of Saarinen’s work plays a very beautiful role here.”

– BALLET 2000, 2022