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Saarinen, Tero

Date of birth 7.9.1964
Profession Dancer
Choreographer
Artistic Director
Country Finland
WWW pages www.terosaarinen.com/en/
Email info@terosaarinen.com
Training Finnish National Opera Ballet School 1982 - 1986, Nepalese dance in Kalamandapa Institute, Katmandu, 1992; traditional dances, Fujima School, Tokyo 1992 - 1993; Butoh Dance (with Kazuo Ohno) 1992 - 1993.
Engagements Finnish National Ballet: dancer (1985 - 1992)
Tero Saarinen & Company Toothpick: artistic director (1996 - 2002)
Tero Saarinen & Company Toothpick: artistic director (1996 - 2002)
Tero Saarinen & Company Toothpick: artistic director (1996 - 2002)
Tero Saarinen Company: artistic director (2002 - )
Choreographed Big Flock
More milk (1992)
Takana (9.9.1992)
Hurmaa 1 (3.9.1993)
The Drowned (6.5.1993)
Flock (22.12.1994)
Lifewheel (28.5.1994)
Wanha (13.5.1994)
Lelulaatikko (3.3.1995)
Sirkus Bohemia (1995)
Daydreamnation (18.3.1996)
Westward Ho! (18.2.1996)
Soon (18.1.1997)
Overdosed Mood (30.6.1997)
Un / Do (14.4.1998)
"Could you take some of my weight...?" (28.5.1999)
Gaspard (10.2.1999)
Pulcinella (Saarinen) (27.10.1999)
Onto the same wavelenght (28.1.2000)
Kaze (22.6.2001)
Petrushka (Saarinen) (30.6.2001)
Sini (17.4.2001)
Even more milk (27.1.2002)
Hunt (2.6.2002)
Transfigured Night (2.3.2002)
Georgia (21.3.2003)
Borrowed Light (8.10.2004)
The Captain (2004)
Frail Line (9.3.2006)
Huukit (2006)
Mariage (14.12.2007)
Next of Kin (8.5.2008)
Scheme of Things (5.2.2009)
Double Lives (12.2.2010)
Absent Presence (23.11.2011)
Vox Balaenae (2011)
Work as a dancer Ilmiö (1986)
The Nutcracker (Grigorovitsh): Chinese doll (1986)
The Nutcracker (Grigorovitsh): Harlequin (1986)
Victim (Uotinen) (1986)
Carmina Burana (Vamos): Snake (1987)
Loviisa (1987)
The Nutcracker (Grigorovitsh): Spanish doll (1987)
Troy Game (1987)
B 12 (solo) (1988)
Ballet Pathétique (1989)
D.C. (1989)
Les Noces (Robbins): Groom (1989)
Stairset: Triplets (1989)
Ronia, the Robber's Daughter (Kuusela) (1989)
Nijinsky - jumalan tanssija (Vanhakartano): Faun (1990)
Powder of Darkness (1990)
The Sleeping Beauty (Uotinen): The Prince (1990)
The Ragtime Dance Company: Master of Ceremonies (1990)
La Belle Vie: Son (1991)
Maa (1991)
Pulcinella (Christe) (1991)
Steps (Kela et al.) (1992)
Aurora's Wedding (Petipa): Ivan (1992)
The Seven Brothers (1992)
Takana (1992)
Carmen?! (1993)
Petrushka (Uotinen) (1994)
Wanha (1994)
Lelulaatikko (1995)
Leonardo (1996)
Westward Ho! (1996)
Overdosed Mood (1997)
Travelling (1998)
Un / Do (1998)
"Could you take some of my weight...?" (1999)
Man in a Room (2000)
Kaze (2001)
Petrushka (Saarinen): Petrushka (2001)
Hunt (2002)
Borrowed Light (2004)
Blue Lady (Revisited) (2008)
Vox Balaenae (2011)
Corps de ballet roles Finnish National Ballet: Nutcracker: tin soldiers, 1985; Don Quixote: begger, gypsies, friends, 1988; Etudes: boys, 1989; La Fille Mal Gardée: 12 boys, 1988; Lady of the Camellias: gentlemen, 1988; The Midsummer Night's Dream: wedding guests, sprites, 1985.
Grants and awards Grants:
six-month state grant to artists 1987, three-year state grant to artists 1996, five-year state grant to artists 1999, 2004; several other grants from 1989 onwards, including Tanner foundation, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Awards:
First prize in the 3rd Concour International de Danse de Paris, contemporary section 1988; Silver medal, contemporary choreography, ITI Ballet Competition in Helsinki 1991; Philip Morris Dance Flower Award 1993, Jury-prize for interpretation in Les Nuits de la Danse d'Istres, France 1996; Finland Prize 2001, City of Helsinki's Culture Prize 2002; International Movimentos Dance Prize "Best performer - male" Wolfsburg, Germany; Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France 2004; Pro Finlandia Medal 2005.
Literature and articles Articles:
Lea Venkula-Vauraste. ”Tero Saarinen – Pariisin modernin tanssikilvan voittaja”. TANSSI. 1/1989.
Auli Räsänen. ”Miten jalan saa maailman oven rakoon?”. TANSSI 1/1999.
Minna Tawast. ”Tero S. ja avoin ovi”. TANSSI. 1/2001.
Auli Räsänen. ”For Tero Saarinen dancing goes hand in hand with choreography”. Finnish Dance in Focus. 1999.
Emma Manning. "Tero Saarinen. The Big Rendez-vous. Emma Manning in conversation with the Finland's innovative choreographer". Dance Europe. June 2001.
Donald Hutera. "Finlandia. Tero Saarinen & Company Toothpick". Dance Now. Autumn 2001.
Piia Ahonen. "What Is Tero Saainen's Dancing Made of?" Finnish Dance in Focus. 2002.
Videography and TV recordings KAZE - to Venice with the Wind, dir. Anna-Kaarina Kiviniemi, YLE 2001.
Articles What Is Tero Saarinen's Dancing Made of?

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