The centenary celebrations of the Finnish National Ballet will culminate at the end of May in the Centenary Gala, which puts dancers centre stage. The stars of the Finnish National Ballet will be joined onstage by dazzling guest artists. Maria Baranova from Bavarian State Opera Ballet, lead principal dancer at the Finnish National Ballet from 2011 to 2015, performs together with Vadim Muntagirov, principal dancer at the Royal Ballet in London. Atte Kilpinen, currently on loan from the Finnish National Ballet at Hamburg Ballet, will also visit his home company. In addition to this, the gala will feature the Chorus of the Finnish National Opera and all the students of the Ballet School of the Finnish National Ballet from the youngest beginners to recent graduates of vocational education. The Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera will be conducted by Benjamin Pope. Concept and staging of the gala is designed by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne, visual design by Tommi Saviranta.
The gala repertoire takes a look at the past, present and future of the Finnish National Ballet, as well as revealing tantalising glimpses of the upcoming season. The event will be presented by Jorma Uotinen, Artistic Director of the Ballet from 1992 to 2001, and the current Artistic Director Madeleine Onne, who bids farewell to the company at the end of the spring season.
The Centenary Gala is a one-off performance, so book your tickets early – they’ll sell out in no time!
Suggested age guidance 10+.