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Tero Saarinen Company: Transit

  • Schedule

    Wed 4.10. at 19.00

    Thu 5.10. at 19.00

    Fri 6.10. at 19.00

  • Duration 1h 20 min, no intermission

Ticket information

Tero Saarinen‘s impressive 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 12 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:

A meeting with the artists on the 5th of October after the performance.

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

Ticket information

Standard tickets | A 62€ – B 49€ – C 38€

Discount tickets | Under 25, Students, Unemployed, Civil Servants, Conscripts | B 22€ – C 16€
Pensioners |
A 59€ – B 46€ – C 35€
Groups |
15+ pax A 59€ – B 46€ – C 35€

Discounts can not be combined with offers.

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 info point, located at the Cable Factory's Glass Courtyard, and here.

With a serial card you get a -10% discount when you buy tickets for two or more performances at the same time!

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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.

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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