The Space

Tero Saarinen Company’s new premises at the cultural hub of the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland are designed to serve dance comprehensively. Each detail of the Company’s own rehearsal space TSC Studio has been chosen to provide the best possible working conditions for dance and dance artists. On top of TSC’s own rehearsals and training activities, the Studio is opened up for artistic residencies and it is rented out for eg. rehearsal use and workshops.

Applications for our spring and summer 2021 artistic residencies are now open!

The nearly 200 square metre rehearsal studio is equipped with underfloor heated Harlequin Liberty sprung dance floor and vinyl. The large mirrors can be covered with acoustic drapes. The Studio also has a fixed Genelec sound system. There are movable ballet bars and gym mats for dancers’ use. Natural light floods in through the many windows that have both glare-preventing and blinding curtains. The Studio measures 14,5m x 11,8m and the height to the ceiling rafters is 3,4m. Wheelchair-friendly access can be arranged.

Adjoining the Studio are two changing rooms (female and unisex), which both have lockers for clothes and personal items, toilets and showers.

The Studio is also equipped with a permanent lighting system, projector and white screen for eg. performance and residency use. Wireless microphones, 50 folding chairs and an immersive speaker system by Genelec for even the more demanding needs are also available. The use of the listed technical equipment during rentals or residencies is always agreed upon separately.

Immersive sound generates a physical experience

TSC Studio is equipped with 22 speakers and two calibration systems. The immersive audio system creates a powerful, holistically physical experience for the listener that evokes an emotional dimension.

The system has been designed by TSC’s permanent Artist in Residence and Sound Designer since 2017, Tuomas Norvio.

“An extremely sharp sound image is traced out in TSC Studio, where even the smallest details in accents and dynamics of the sound can be heard. Even when applying the strongest sound pressures, the sound is pure, and the system functions optimally both in design work and in performance. There is no system quite like it in Finland – and even globally it is unparalleled with the most similar being in the depths of great opera houses.

What most interests me in the potential offered by TSC Studio is working with non-directional sound: when sound has no distinctive direction of source, that the listener can perceive, it can feel as if the experience happens inside the listener, getting under their skin in quite special way”, Norvio describes.

The sound system has been made possible by the pioneer of professional audio and immersive audio technology, Genelec, which develops and manufactures its products in Iisalmi, Finland. “Our goal is to bring forth the deeper and more content-oriented dimensions mutual to advanced technology and art – and to create something unique together with them. Long-term, value-based collaboration with Tero Saarinen Company gives us a chance to experiment and create something new for people, and to learn from each other. TSC Studio is a unique platform, through which we can also help future creators to achieve their dreams and to promote the development of art and society,” states Genelec Brand Artist and Board member Juho Martikainen, responsible for the concept of the collaboration.

Rentals

TSC Studio is rented out for the use of other practitioners. Especially dance companies, choreographers and freelance dancers working periodically are welcomed rent the Studio during TSC’s tours, rehearsal breaks and on weekends.

The rentals are priced hourly. The basic rentals include the use of the rehearsal space and the adjoining changing rooms as well as the permanent equipment (inc. PA system, basic lighting, ballet bars, gym mats).

The prices are based on the purpose of the usage. With subsidized pricing for dance professionals, the aim is to provide as many practitioners as possible the chance to utilize the rehearsal space. Prices for long-term rentals and those requiring more extensive technical equipment and support will be agreed upon separately. The Studio is also suitable for small-scale corporate events and filming or photoshoots – please get in touch for further information!

 

RENTAL PRICES:

Productions, rehearsals and artistic work
Government-subsidized companies € 39 / h
Freelancers and non-subsidized dance practitioners € 29 / h

Courses and workshops
Commercial dance schools € 47 / h
Workshops and courses for dance professionals € 36 / h

Seasonal rentals and other activities
Pricing per agreement

The appropriate VAT will be added on top of the list prices. Rentals requiring technical assistance or more extensive use of technical equipment will be charged upon separately as per agreement.

More information and rental enquiries:

Carita Weissenfelt
Head of Production and Touring
carita.weissenfelt(AT)terosaarinen.com