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Finland: Contemporary Dance Meets Finnish National Epic Kalevala


Tero Saarinen

What do you get when you combine the beautiful music of iconic Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius, the Finnish national epic “Kalevala”, and amazing choreography by renowned contemporary Finnish dancer-choreographer Tero Saarinen? Something extraordinary to experience. “Kullervo” is based on an early masterpiece, premiered in 1892, by composer Jean Sibelius. When Sibelius, as a young man, encountered the tragic tale of Kullervo in the Kalevala, the result made Finnish musical history. Sibelius’ breakthrough work was given a contemporary stage interpretation by director-choreographer Tero Saarinen in 2015. In his take on the timeless tale of a young man who unknowingly seduces his sister and kills his enemies, Saarinen fuses dance with opera and live music performed by orchestra, choir and soloists. Commissioned by the Finnish National Opera and Ballet and co-produced with Tero Saarinen Company, “Kullervo” features nearly 100 performers on stage.

 

 

 

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2020-05-09 00:00:00 2020-05-31 23:59:59 America/New_York Finland: Contemporary Dance Meets Finnish National Epic Kalevala European Union Delegation in the US: Finland: Contemporary Dance Meets Finnish National Epic Kalevala Goethe-Institut Washington, 1990 K Street NW, Suite 03, Washington, DC European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
May 9-31, 2020

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