Taking place in spring 2022, Clique is an evening dedicated to the young talent of the Finnish National Ballet. The programme features a world premiere by Reija Wäre. Most of the performers are members of the FNB Youth Company, who have started their professional dancing careers in the past few years.
The new work by Reija Wäre fuses elegant, near-weightless expression with heavier and more rhythmic movements and broken lines. The music by Minna Koivisto combines elements from different periods, and the costumes are a mix of traditional ballet outfits, contemporary fashion, and pop aesthetics. The movement language is based on ballet technique, but it also lends freely from other dance genres. The street dance choreographer of the work, the versatile street dance virtuoso Akim Bakhtaoui, appears onstage alongside the ballet dancers.