Tero Saarinen Company

Tero Saarinen’s works have captivated audiences and critics in 40 countries, including at BAM & The Joyce (New York), Chaillot & Châtelet (Paris), Southbank Centre (London), Movimentos Festival (Germany), New Zealand International Arts Festival, Saitama Arts Theater (Japan Place des Arts (Montreal) and in commissions for e.g. NDT1, Batsheva, Lyon Opéra Ballet, the National Dance Company of Korea and the LA Phil.

Saarinen’s rich choreographic style uses his distinctive movement language and multifaceted artistry – expressive dancers, live music, and striking visuals.

“Mesmerizing” NEW YORK TIMES
“Majestic and revolutionary” LE FIGARO
“Richly original, scrupulously intelligent” THE GUARDIAN
“Supreme Artistry” THE AUSTRALIAN
“The decade´s best dance” VILLAGE VOICE


New TSC creation with Helsinki Baroque Orchestra premiered in May 2019. Tero Saarinen’s Third Practice draws from Claudio Monteverdi’s radical heritage. Twelve TSC dancers and HeBO musicians are joined on stage by tenor Topi Lehtipuu and the virtual avatar of Catalonian soprano Núria Rial. Read more here.

Also available for touring in 2019/2020:

Morphed  full-evening work for 7 male dancers (music: Esa-Pekka Salonen)
Breath duet for Tero Saarinen and musician Kimmo Pohjonen
Zimmermann Trio 20 min trio performed with a live orchestra (music: Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s cello concerto)