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The Ballet School Presents: Spring Gala 2021

1 h 16 min 2.6.2021 242 views

The spring gala in May is the culmination of another year of hard work for the pupils and vocational students of the Ballet School of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet.

In the coming spring, the programme will feature a combination of classical ballet and contemporary dance. Reija Wäre has created a new contemporary dance choreography for the Ballet School, while Dinna Bjørn’s choreography of Act 3 of August Bournonville’s ballet Napoli will represent classical ballet.


MUSIC Max Richter, Ólafur Arnalds, René Aubry, Kiasmos
LIGHTING Vesa Pohjolainen
SETS Reija Wäre
DANCERS vocational students 1-3


CHOREOGRAPHY August Bournonville
STAGING Dinna Bjørn
MUSIC Niels W. Gade, Edvard Helsted, Holger Simon Paulli, Hans Christian Lumbye
COSTUMES  osin Ramón B. Ivars
LIGHTING Vesa Pohjolainen
REPETITEURS Ophélie Rodighiero, Timo Kokkonen, Henrik Burman ja Minna Stenvall
DANCERS B6 students, B9 students and vocational students 1-3

Principal of the Ballet School Satu Ristlakki, training coordinator of the Ballet School Jani Talo, choreographer Reija Wäre and vocational student Sofia Ruija discuss the performance. Journalist Sami Sykkö hosts the conversation. The discussion will be held in Finnish.

Available worldwide until 3 December 2021.

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