A new interpretation of Tero Saarinen’s beloved Rite of Spring solo HUNT (2002) and Johanna Nuutinen’s choreography Hz (2022). Come and experience a combination of a classic and a premiere in the brand-new Tanssin talo in spring 2022!


“Both works are a commentary on the numbing torrent of stimuli that causes us to lose ourselves. It feels as if the theme is more relevant now than ever before.”


– Tero Saarinen, Artistic Director

EARLY BIRD Tickets for Tero Saarinen Company’s Tanssin talo season on March 31–April 9 are on sale online. Get yours now!

Tickets

HZ

Johanna Nuutinen’s Hz (Hertz) is a deep dive into soundwaves, in which underwater sound pollution acts as a metaphor for the sensory stimuli of the modern world. Interpreted by five brilliant dancers the work takes its audience to a zone where hearing becomes experiencing. Nuutinen’s Hz is the first piece commissioned for TSC by another choreographer.

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HUNT

Tero Saarinen’s HUNT, influenced by the duality of life and the transience of corporeality, was commissioned by the Venice Biennale in 2002. The work, praised by audiences and critics alike, was labelled one of the most significant contemporary reinterpretations of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Saarinen toured with the work for over 10 years until the end of 2013, in a total of 83 cities and 32 countries. Now, Saarinen is passing on his technically and expressionally demanding solo to two new dancers: Auri Ahola (31.3.–5.4.), known as an extremely charismatic interpreter and Atte Kilpinen (6.4–9.4.), who has a top-flight career in ballet internationally.

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Tero Saarinen Company: HZ | HUNT

Ticket sales and info | Tickets 16€–57€ are currently on sale only online** – get yours here! The EARLY BIRD offer, applicable to the regular ticket price, is valid until 26 December 2021! Smartum and ePassi payment methods are available online.

Duration | 1h 40 min (inc. intermission)

Getting here | Tanssin talo‘s Erkko Hall is next to the Cable Factory in Ruoholahti, Helsinki (Kaapeliaukio 3). Please favour public transport! Further information about parking spots here.

Artist talks | After the performances Tuesday 5 April and Friday 8 April.

Performers: Hz | Elina Häyrynen, Natasha Lommi, Saida SollaEero Vesterinen, Riccardo Zandonà (understudies: Mikko Lampinen, Sofia Ruija)

Performers: HUNT | Auri Ahola Thu 31.3. | Fri 1.4. | Sat 2.4. | Tue 5.4. and Atte Kilpinen Wed 6.4 | Thu 7.4 | Fri 8.4 | Sat 9.4.

N.B.! These works use loud sound and strobe lights!

 

 

**
Regular tickets: A 57€ | B 49€ | C 41€; Early Bird Offer valid until 26 December: A 51€ | B 44€ | C 36€
Discount categories: Under 25, Students, Unemployed, Civil Servants, Conscripts: B 22€ |  C 16€; Pensioners: A 54€ | B 46€ | C 38€; Groups of over 20 people: A 54€ | B 46€ | C 38€ per person. Discount prices cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
After the opening of Tanssin talo (2 February 2022), tickets can also be bought beside Tanssin talo’s main entrance on Lasipiha and in the Cable Factory’s Konttori. Edenred is available at Lasipiha. Tickets for professionals (–50%) will be on sale with valid membership card a week before the season’s start, only at Lasipiha.
Tero Saarinen Company will follow the regional COVID-19 safety guidelines and restrictions. We reserve the right to require the COVID-19 passport for customers aged 16 or more.

“[HUNT is] Impressive – Extraordinary – Powerful“

- THE NEW YORK TIMES (USA)

“HUNT is remarkable on a number of levels, evoking the ballet of the past, and the 20th century artistic and scientific movements that shook the world. It is truly a tour de force.“

- TORONTO STAR (Canada)

“Auri Ahola’s stunning virtuosity and intensity were breathtaking.”

- TEATTERI & TANSSI + SIRKUS (Finland)

“Atte Kilpinen was absolutely brilliant. His extremely sensitive and movementally expressive interpretation was stunning.”

- DEMOKRAATTI (Finland)

“Nuutinen is a master of creating in-depth well-planned, strongly visual works of art. She has found something very own and is already a name that is also in demand internationally.”

- HUFVUDSTADSBLADET (Finland)

Hz

Choreographer Johanna Nuutinen
Composer and Sound designer Tuomas Norvio
Scenographer Joonas Tikkanen
Costume designer Mert Otsamo
Dramaturg Jarkko Lehmus
Rehearsal Director Satu Halttunen

Duration 40 minutes
 | Premiere 31.3.2022, Tanssin talo, Helsinki
 | Production Tero Saarinen Company in collaboration with Johanna Nuutinen +CO | Photos Jonas Lundqvist

 

– Intermission –

 

HUNT

Choreography Tero Saarinen
Music Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Lighting and set design Mikki Kunttu
Multimedia, photos Marita Liulia
Costume design Erika Turunen
Rehearsal Director Henrikki Heikkilä

Duration 35 minutes | Premiere 2 June 2002, Venice Biennale, Italy | Original production Tero Saarinen Company and La Biennale di Venezia in collaboration with Octobre en Normandie | Thanks to Anonymous donor (2022)

Calendar

31 March 2022 19:00 - 20:40

HZ | HUNT (premiere)

Tanssin talo, Helsinki, Finland

1 April 2022 19:00 - 20:40

HZ | HUNT

Tanssin talo, Helsinki, Finland

2 April 2022 19:00 - 20:40

HZ | HUNT

Tanssin talo, Helsinki, Finland

5 April 2022 19:00 - 20:40

HZ | HUNT

Tanssin talo, Helsinki, Finland

6 April 2022 19:00 - 20:40

HZ | HUNT

Tanssin talo, Helsinki, Finland

7 April 2022 19:00 - 20:40

HZ | HUNT

Tanssin talo, Helsinki, Finland

8 April 2022 19:00 - 20:40

HZ | HUNT

Tanssin talo, Helsinki, Finland

9 April 2022 19:00 - 20:40

HZ | HUNT

Tanssin talo, Helsinki, Finland

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