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Tero Saarinen – Sebastian Fagerlund: Transit

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  • Schedule

    Wed 4.10.2023 at 19:00

    Thu 5.10.2023 at 19:00

    Fri 6.10.2023 at 19:00

  • Duration 1h 20 min., no intermission.

Tero Saarinen‘s latest large-scale choreography is set to Stonework (2015), Drifts (2016–17) and Water Atlas (2018) by composer Sebastian Fagerlund. The trilogy is combined with the spatial sound design and electronic music of Tuomas Norvio. The stage design centers on a dialog between an animated film installation by visual artist duo IC-98 and the lighting design by Minna Tiikkainen. The sculptural costume design is by Teemu Muurimäki. In October, Transit is interpreted in the Erkko Hall by 13 stunning dancers.

“Humankind is destroying natural diversity with its actions, habits and customs. And yet, we are all part of the flora and fauna, and profoundly enmeshed in the consequences of our actions. Transit is a frenzied ritual, a fight for survival in the face of great change. Even though it is dystopian, I wanted hope to be a powerful presence. I believe that a new prospect will rise out of the ashes – it is time to rediscover a connection with nature.”
Tero Saarinen

The creation returns in TSC’s programme by popular demand. The Finnish premiere took place at Helsinki Festival in August 2021, under strict Covid restrictions.

See Tero Saarinen Company’s full Dance House Helsinki programme:

One of the most exquisite and impressive works of Tero Saarinen's career.


Mirrors grand themes using mythical imagery -- still leaving space for the imagination.

— - RONDO, 2021


Early Bird Tickets |Available until 15 January | A 56€ (62€) – B 44€ (49€) – C 34€ (38€)

Discount tickets| Under 25, Students, Unemployed, Civil Servants, Conscripts: B 22€ – C 16€ | Pensioners A 59€ – B 46€ – C 35€ | Groups of over 15 people A 59€ – B 46€ – C 35€.

Discount prices cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

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Note: The Erkko hall stand is steep and there is no lift to the upper section. Only the first row seats are fully accessible. For people with reduced mobility, we recommend buying a seat in the first row.

Frighteningly beautiful — mixes the classical with the experimental.


Choreography & Concept

Tero Saarinen


Sebastian Fagerlund

(Drifts, Stonework, Water Atlas)


IC-98 (Visa Suonpää, Patrik Söderlund)

Lighting design

Minna Tiikkainen

Costume design

Teemu Muurimäki

Choreographer’s Assistant

David Scarantino

Rehearsal Directors

Satu Halttunen, Henrikki Heikkilä


Kari Kuusela, Markus Lepistö


Tero Saarinen Company (13 dancers)


Tero Saarinen Company and Skånes Dansteater

World premiere at Malmö Opera on 3 October, 2020. Finnish premiere at Merikaapelihalli (The Cable Factory) at Helsinki Festival on 19 August, 2021.

Tuomas Norvio’s sound design and Sebastian Fagerlund’s music create a downright physical experience.


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