Third Practice – premiere in finland, kuopio

Tero Saarinen´s Third Practice – Premiere in Finland

Tero Saarinen Company arrives to Kuopio Dance Festival 2019 with its work called Third Practice, straight after the world premiere. 50th Kuopio Dance Festival´s ticket sales begins on 2nd of January, 2019. 

Created together with Helsinki Baroque Orhestra the work seizes in changes of values and perspectives at the turning point of our society. “I am interested in the way that, right now, we are having to recalibrate our existence and to rethink our humanity: our relationship to the world, to its changes and its history. At turning points there is always a chance of finding, but sadly also of forgetting, something. What inspires and touches me is the character of Monteverdi’s music, which was revolutionary in its time and which demands skill, while also being free-flowing and intimate. Amid the tumult of the world the Renaissance values that resonate in the Madrigals seem to be perpetually relevant as a way of anchoring ourselves. On the other hand, just as the composer once did with his newly created Seconda prattica, I too seek a new kind of expression – a third practice – in my choreography.”  Saarinen tells. Finland´s premiere is at Kuopio Dance Festival, in Kuopio City Theatre 17. – 18.6.2019.

Flagships of their respective genres in Finland and leading forces of the European dance and baroque music scenes, Tero Saarinen Company (TSC) and Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (HeBO) join forces to find new dimensions to opera pioneer Claudio Monteverdi’s (1567-1643) radical madrigals. Third Practice features thirteen live performers on stage. Six TSC dancers and six HeBO instrumentalists are complemented by two internationally recognized opera soloists specialized in early music: Tenor Topi Lehtipuu live on stage and the virtual avatar of Catalonian Soprano Núria Rial. The creative team of Third Practice is Choreographer Tero Saarinen, Music Director, Arranger Aapo Häkkinen, Lighting Designer Eero Auvinen, Projection Designer Thomas Freundlich, Costume Designer Erika Turunen, Sound Designer Marco Melchior and Choreographer’s Assistant Henrikki Heikkilä.

Audience has a possibility to see open the rehearsal at the National Theatre in May. World premier is in Italy at the end of the May 2019. World premier is enabled with the support of Jane & Aatos Erkko Foundation.

50th Kuopio Dance Festival ( 12.-18.6.2019 ) ticket sales begins on 2.1.2019. Third Practice shows in Kuopio City Theatre´s Minna -stage during 17. – 18.6.2019 at 21.  Duration 65 minutes, no interval.

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