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


Third Practice – Tero Saarinen‘s new magnum opus explores radical shifts in values and perspectives. Claudio Monteverdi‘s revolutionary, breathtakingly beautiful madrigals are incarnated by twelve dancers and musicians, plus tenor Topi Lehtipuu and virtual soprano Núria Rial. TSC and Helsinki Baroque Orchestra join forces to create a gripping contemporary fusion of dance, live music, opera and design.

Also available for touring in 2021/2022:

Morphed  – A full-evening work for 7 male dancers (music: Esa-Pekka Salonen).
Breath  – A duet for Tero Saarinen and musician Kimmo Pohjonen.