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Tero Saarinen & Kimmo Pohjonen: Breath

  • 3 performances


  • Duration

    1 h 5 min (no intermission)

  • Venue

    Erkko Hall

  • Tickets

    56-16 €

  • Performance times

    6.6. & 7.6. at 7 PM

    8.6. at 2 PM

    Obs. contains strobo lights.

    Artist talk after the performance on 7th June.

    Birthday celebration after the performance on 8th June at Dance House Helsinki's Lobby.

  • Duration 1 h 5 min (no intermission)


Set in an environment with strong lights and pulsing sounds that bring sci-fi films to mind, two individually powerful artists stand on their own platforms, seeking the courage to take leaps into the dark. What could result from the collision of the two artists? In order to find a shared voice, do you have to let something of yourself go?

Breath is an acclaimed duet by choreographer-dancer Tero Saarinen and musician-accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen where sound and movement spark. The creation is further enhanced by Mikki Kunttu’s stage and lighting design, Tuomas Norvio’s imaginative sound design, and Teemu Muurimäki’s bright costumes.

“Ultimately, to me, Breath is about the importance of communication and acceptance. How we try to shield ourselves and our privacy in the most absurd and comical ways, while longing for new experiences and encounters with other people”, says Tero Saarinen.

Tero Saarinen and Kimmo Pohjonen perform the duet for the last time at Dance House Helsinki in June. Only 3 performances, 6–8 June – get your tickets now! Please note that the performance includes strong strobe lights.

After the performance on Friday 7 June we will hold an artist discussion in the Erkko Hall. Saturday 8 June will mark a special birthday performance, as we celebrate the performer's birthdays – welcome to raise a glass for Tero and Kimmo at Dance House Helsinki's Lobby after the performance!

Obs.! contains strobo lights.

”A gigantic work accomplished brilliantly, a surrealist and sometimes apocalyptic essay — Sublime!” ★★★★★
- Séquences (Canada, 2018)

The performances are organized by Tero Saarinen Company.

Breath is earthmoving, all-encompassing and impressive through all the senses.”

— Kaleva

Ticket information

Tickets | A 56€ – B 49€ – C 38€
Discount tickets | Under 25, Students, Unemployed, Civil Servants, Conscripts: B 22€ – C 16€
Professional ticket | A 28€ – B 25€ – C 19€. Purchase limit one ticket. Please be prepared to present a certificate entitling you to a discount. Read more.
Pensioners I A 53€ – B 46€ – C 35€
Groups of over 15 people I A 51€ – B 44 € – C 34 €

Pay What You Can | A small number of "Pay What You Can" tickets are also on sale for the performance. PWYC tickets are available at the Cable Factory's info point, and online at Tero Saarinen Company's website. Read more about Pay What You Can tickets and other ticket information.

Note: To ensure good visibility to everyone, The Erkko Hall auditorium is steep. Please note that there is no lift to the upper section. Only the first row seats are fully accessible.

For enquiries about TSC’s tickets or their programme at Dance House Helsinki, please contact:


Concept: Tero Saarinen & Kimmo Pohjonen
Choreography and dance
: Tero Saarinen
Composition, arrangement, music
: Kimmo Pohjonen
Lighting and set design:
Mikki Kunttu
Costume design
: Teemu Muurimäki
Sound design, co-arrangement: Tuomas Norvio
Choreographer’s Assistant: Henrikki Heikkilä
Sound Designer’s Assistant:
Sami Tammela

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