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Total duration 2 h 15 min
2 intermissions (25 min)
6 performances
6.5.2022 – 20.5.2022
Ballets
Main Stage
tickets
17-109 €

Three dance works in one evening

In the Finnish National Ballet’s centenary year, Triple Bill showcases three internationally acclaimed Finnish choreographers. The new works by Johanna Nuutinen, Kenneth Kvarnström and Tero Saarinen all share the same lighting designer, Joonas Tikkanen. The costumes are by Erika Turunen and Kenneth Kvarnström. This evening is truly Made in Finland!

We recommend the performances to visitors over the age of 7.

Tickets on sale 31st August at noon.

Tickets & Performances

2 h 15 min
2 intermissions (25 min)
6 performances
6.5.2022 – 20.5.2022
Ballets
Main Stage
tickets
17-109 €
Fri 6.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 64.00 €
Sat 7.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 52.00 €
Fri 13.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 52.00 €
Tue 17.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 47.00 €
Thu 19.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 47.00 €
Fri 20.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 47.00 €

Johanna Nuutinen

Johanna Nuutinen

Johanna Nuutinen has created cinema and stage productions at the crossroads of visual and performing arts since 2011. Her work has been performed at more than 40 international film festivals and several dance festivals in Finland and abroad. She has also created commissioned works for both the Finnish National Ballet and the West Australian Ballet. Before embarking on a freelance career in 2017, she was a dancer at the Finnish National Ballet.<

In Johanna Nuutinen’s choreography, the world surges over the audience in a riptide of overwhelming, shattering stimulation. The concept of happiness as constantly increasing consumption has worn out both itself and humanity. Nuutinen pulls the audience through chaos into the eye of the storm, where all-encompassing peace is finally found. Lauri Porra’s newly composed score and Tuomas Norvio’s sound design create a powerful framework for a highly affecting experience. 

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“Will we only see the clarity of the moment in the chaos when we take the time to face both ourselves and each other?”

– Johanna Nuutinen

Kenneth Kvarnström

Kenneth Kvarnström

Kenneth Kvarnström is an experienced choreographer with an illustrious career in Finland and Sweden. He founded his own dance group in 1987. In addition to his achievements as a choreographer, he has also worked as the director of the Helsinki City Theatre dance group and the prestigious Dansens Hus in Stockholm. His previous production seen at the Finnish National Ballet was Hohto/Shine in 2009. 

Kvarnström’s latest production is like a tapestry woven differently every time. The dancers themselves can determine their entrance and exit from the choreography, making each performance unique depending on their choices. The musical score is Boléro by Maurice Ravel, which Kvarnström had also used in another choreography 15 years ago. This time, however, he tackles the music from a different choreographic standpoint. A continuously changing visual experience, a combination of paintings, lights, and projections, serves as the backdrop for the dancing.

“For a long time, I have pondered what the concept of performing arts means to me… It is an expression and a phenomenon that inspires me. Performing arts mix several ways of expression and combine them into an entity that escapes definition.”

– Kenneth Kvarnström

Tero Saarinen

During his impressive international career as a dancer and choreographer, Tero Saarinen has created more than 40 world premieres. These include choreographies for the Tero Saarinen Company, which he founded 25 years ago, and other dance groups worldwide. Saarinen’s previous choreography for the Finnish National Ballet was Kullervo, a full-length creation.

In his new work to the Cello Concerto of Esa-Pekka Salonen, dance, sound and light are wedged together in the interface between chaos and order, defenselessness and safety, and the experience of the transience of existence. It continues Saarinen and Salonen’s collaboration, which started with Saarinen’s choreography Morphed, seen on the Main Stage of the Opera House during the Helsinki Festival in 2014. The costumes are also by Saarinen’s trusted collaboration partner, Erika Turunen. Turunen has designed the costumes for many of Saarinen’s works over more than 20 years.

“As soon as I heard it, Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Cello Concerto made my imagination run wild and challenged my thinking towards creating a group production of a larger scale.”

– Tero Saarinen

Creative team

Nuutinen
Choreography
Johanna Nuutinen
Music
Lauri Porra
Sound design
Tuomas Norvio
Sets, lighting design, projection design
Joonas Tikkanen
Costumes
Erika Turunen
Dramaturge
Jarkko Lehmus
Kvarnström
Choreography, sets, costumes
Kenneth Kvarnström
Music
Maurice Ravel
Lighting design, projection design
Joonas Tikkanen
Saarinen
Choreography
Tero Saarinen
Sets, lighting design, projections
Joonas Tikkanen
Costumes
Erika Turunen

Listen to Triple Bill: Made in Finland

The Finnish National Ballet celebrates its centenary in 2022. The production is part of the centenary programme of events.

Complete the experience with refreshments

What can we get you?

Choose your favourite refreshments from this season’s tasty menu. You can easily add refreshments to your shopping basket while selecting tickets in our online store.

The services of the Opera Restaurant are available before performances and during the interval. Order beforehand and avoid the queues. Refreshment sales for performances in autumn 2021 will start in August. 

Please note that we cannot guarantee a specific table for orders made via the online store. We may also seat several parties at the same table. You may be assigned a bar height table for enjoying refreshments standing up.

Guaranteed seats with a season ticket

Yet another reason to love your season ticket

A season ticket is for true opera and ballet fans. The season ticket guarantees you a seat for all our premieres, which amount to 7 in the 2021–22 season.  You will also enjoy a dedicated seat in the auditorium and eleven more substantial benefits.

There is a limited amount of season ticket packages on sale. Season ticket packages for season 2021–22 on sale 5 May at noon.  

Stay and enjoy

Your 20% discount for Radisson Blu Hotels

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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