The five-day Summer Intensive for professional dancers and advanced students is a comprehensive introduction to Tero Saarinen’s movement technique. It consists of an in-depth exploration to the holistic philosophy behind Saarinen’s style, including repertoire exercises featuring material from his recent creations. The course will focus on the biomechanics behind Saarinen’s movement technique in the guidance of the Company’s Head of Artistic Development Sini Länsivuori and Hanna Pohjola (DA (Dance), MSc (Exercise Medicine), PT).

Where: Alexander Theatre, Helsinki, Finland

When: 21–25 August, 2017

Deadline for applications:Applications due on 7 August.

The techniques of the internationally acclaimed choreographer Tero Saarinen stem from awakening the senses, recognising the weight of one’s body and hence maximising the use of both balance and off-balance. Saarinen’s distinctive style fuses elements from his backgrounds in ballet, contemporary dance and a wide range of Asian traditions. Saarinen’s style has been described as “organic”, ”an inventive mixture of grotesqueness and beauty” and “butoh with wings”.

The aim of the workshops is to activate every cell and nerve ending in the body, to become fully Aware, Awake, Alert and Attentive – 360 degrees present, alive and resonating. The goal is to make full use of each dancer’s  technical knowledge and explore, liberate and further nourish the potential of each individual.

 “My goal is to reach a state of awareness where even the skin is curious and alive.”
 – Tero Saarinen

How to apply: Please e-mail Please include your CV!

Costs for participants: 380 €

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