Tero Saarinen Company: Transit

Image: Skånes Dansteater / Carl Thorborg

Event Introduction

A comprehensive work of art like no other

A new Tero Saarinen Company work is always an event. Receiving its Finnish premiere at Helsinki Festival is Transit, an expression of choreography that examines our relationship with nature for composer Sebastian Fagerlund’s orchestra trilogy Stonework, Drifts and Water Atlas. Fagerlund’s music and the powerful movement language of Tero Saarinen’s choreography combine with Tuomas Norvio’s sound design, Minna Tiikkainen’s light design and fashion designer Teemu Muurimäki’s costumes as well as a video installation by the award-winning artist duo IC-98. A critic for Sydsvenskan wrote of the premiere at Malmö Opera that the work is above all a comprehensive work of art that is both disturbing and full of hope.


Choreography & Concept: Tero Saarinen
Music: Sebastian Fagerlund (Drifts, Stonework, Water Atlas)
Video: IC-98: Visa Suonpää, Patrik Söderlund
Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen
Costume design: Teemu Muurimäki
Sound design: Tuomas Norvio
Choreographer’s Assistant: David Scarantino
Animators: Kari Kuusela, Markus Lepistö

World premiere at Malmö Opera on 3 October, 2020. Production by Skånes Dansteater and Tero Saarinen Company.

NB! The Finnish premiere of Transit will take place as planned in the Helsinki Festival’s program on 19 August. Tero Saarinen Company will also to produce its performances on Fri 20 and Sat 21 August. The performances will take place with 1/3 audience capacity, obeying 2 meter safety guidelines. All shows are sold out. Ticket holders will receive further information on security arrangements and arrival instructions by email prior to the performances.


Organised events, Dance



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Event Information

  • Time:

    • Thu 19.8.2021 19:00

    • Duration: 80 min, no intermission

  • Address:

    Merikaapelihalli, Cable Factory
    Tallberginkatu 1
    00180 Helsinki

  • Tickets:

    35–119 € (Ticketmaster)


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