Tero Saarinen Company: HZ | HUNT at Tanssin talo

Contemporary dance

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

HZ | HUNT: 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 31.3.–9.4.2022!

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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.

“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

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Tero Saarinen’s HUNT was commissioned by the Venice Biennale in 2002. Praised by audiences and critics alike, HUNT 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.

“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

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

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Tickets | 16€–57€

Duration | 1h 40 min (inc. intermission)

Getting there | 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 Solla, Eero 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!

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HZ: Jonas Lundqvist | HUNT: Marita Liulia

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Tanssin talo, Erkko Hall

Kaapeliaukio 3, Helsinki

31.3.2022

19:00

Premiere

1.4.2022

19:00

2.4.2022

19:00

5.4.2022

19:00

6.4.2022

19:00

7.4.2022

19:00

8.4.2022

19:00

9.4.2022

19:00