Young dancers’ evening at the Finnish National Ballet
Young dancers’ evening at the Finnish National Ballet presents a spectacular mix of the old and the new. In addition to the world premieres of Julian Nicosia and Craig Davidson’s contemporary dance choreographies, the repertoire comprises an excerpt of The Kermesse in Bruges. This rarely performed ballet, which premiered in 1851, is opportunity for dancers to showcase their mastery of the challenging Bournonville technique. The dancers of Finnish National Ballet will rehearse it under the guidance of Dinna Bjørn, one of the world’s foremost authorities on August Bournonville’s choreographies.
16 young dancers
Established in 2013, the Youth Company of the Finnish National Ballet comprises 16 young dancers. Approximately one third of the international group are Finnish, while the rest come from the United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, Canada, and Spain. In addition to their own performances, the dancers of the Youth Company also participate in Main Stage productions with other dancers of the Finnish National Ballet. The Youth Company is funded by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.