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The young talent of the Finnish National Ballet takes over the stage. The event comprises two world premieres. Most of the dancers are members of the FNB Youth Company, who have started their professional dancing careers in the past few years.

World Premieres filmed in the Alexander Theatre in Helsinki will be online on Stage24 in 6th May 2021.

Watch Flock & Golden on Stage24

Watch Flock on Stage24
Watch Golden on Stage24

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Javier Torres
Javier Torres

Choreographer Javier Torres

Another of the evening’s contemporary dance works is Javier Torres’s brand new choreography Flock. Originally from Mexico, Torres previously worked as a dancer at the Finnish National Ballet. During his choreographer career, Torres has created more than 20 works, including the full-length ballets Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast for the Finnish National Ballet. What’s more, Torres has worked as a visiting teacher at various dance companies and lectured at dance medicine symposia. He is also a ceramics artist.


Emrecan Tanış

Imagine: you enter a place with an extraordinarily high ceiling. This architecture evokes a feeling in you, a sense of a higher force; around you there are thirty other believers, walking in circles while breathing and making rhythm. In such a ritual, you soon start to feel the connection with your surroundings and a higher power. I was in exactly the same situation a few years ago, and it took my interest immediately.
I started to question the situation – am I really connected or is it just a delusion?
In our new creation Golden, I will be showing you that question from a different perspective.

– Emrecan Tanış, choreographer

Emrecan Tanis

Choreographer Emrecan Tanış

Turkish-born Emrecan Tanış has created a variety of contemporary dance choreographies, which have been performed in Finland and at international dance festivals in Germany, Britain and Brazil. To date, the Finnish National Ballet Youth Company has performed Tanış’s choreographies Corridors, The deep dark white and Sand. This year he presents another brand new choreography Golden for the Next Steps evening. Besides working as a choreographer, Tanış has danced at the Finnish National Ballet since 2010.

Starring young dancers

12 talented youth company dancers

The Finnish National Ballet Youth Company, founded in 2013, is home to 12 young dancers. Half of the dancers of the international group are from Finland, while half come from countries as diverse and remote as Japan, Korea and New Zealand. Besides the Next Steps evenings, the members of the FNB Youth Company perform alongside FNB dancers in Main Stage productions. The FNB Youth Company is financially supported by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.

Stay and enjoy

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Complete your experience by staying the night at a hotel. As a customer of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, you can enjoy the hospitality of Helsinki’s Radisson Blu Hotels at a special rate.

This treat-yourself-offer includes accommodation for two in the hotel of your choice in Helsinki, two glasses of sparkling wine upon arrival, and the hotel’s delicious Super Breakfast.

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