2018-19: Making of Third Practice
Tero Saarinen Company and Helsinki Baroque Orchestra are joining forces to create a gripping contemporary fusion of dance, live music, opera and design. World-renowned choreographer Tero Saarinen’s new magnum opus explores radical shifts in values and perspectives. Claudio Monteverdi’s revolutionary, breathtakingly beautiful madrigals are brilliantly incarnated by twelve dancers, plus tenor Topi Lehtipuu and virtual soprano Núria Rial. HeBO Artistic Director Aapo Häkkinen will arrange and direct the music.

The international co-production will receive its world premiere in Cremona, Italy at Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli, Rassegna di Danza / Monteverdi Festival, on 29 May 2019. Finnish premiere is at Kuopio Dance Festival 17 - 18 June. Work-in-progress open reherasals at Finnish National Theatre 17 - 18 May. terosaarinen.com

Third Practice
Choreography & Concept: Tero Saarinen
Music: Claudio Monteverdi
Music direction, Arrangement: Aapo Häkkinen
Lighting design: Eero Auvinen (TTT-Theatre)
Projection design: Thomas Freundlich
Costume design: Erika Turunen
Sound design: Marco Melchior
Choreographer’s Assistants: Henrikki Heikkilä, Satu Halttunen

Virtual soloist (soprano): Núria Rial
Soloist (tenor): Topi Lehtipuu

Dancers | Tero Saarinen Company: Jenna Broas, Natasha Lommi / Satu Halttunen, Annika Hyvärinen, David Scarantino, Eero Vesterinen, Won Won-Myeong / Pekka Louhio

Musicians | Helsinki Baroque Orchestra: Julien Martin (recorder), Tuomo Suni / Maite Larburu (violin), Aira Maria Lehtipuu (violin), Mikko Perkola (viola da gamba), Eero Palviainen (theorbo), Aapo Häkkinen (harpsichord)

Duration: 70 min

World Premiere: 29 May, 2019, Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli, Rassegna di Danza & Festival Monteverdi, Cremona, Italy

Finnish Premiere: 17-18 June, 2019, Kuopio Dance Festival, Kuopio, Finland

Production Tero Saarinen Company
Supported by Jane & Aatos Erkko Foundation (Finland)
In collaboration with Fondazione Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli (Italy)
With thanks to Rassegna di Danza & Festival Monteverdi (Fondazione Teatro A. Ponchielli, Cremona, Italy), ATER – Associazione Teatrale Emilia Romagna (Italy), Kuopio Dance Festival (Finland), Stoa (Finland), the Finnish National Theatre and TTT-Theatre (Finland)
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