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Photo: Shiri Slavin
picture59.jpg In the picture: Henrikki Heikkilä (left), Yuval Pick, Tero Saarinen
Photo: Mikki Kunttu

Westward Ho!

Choreographer Saarinen, Tero
First Performance 18.2.1996
Place of First Performance House of Danse, Stockholm
Finnish premiere 30.6.1997
Place of Premiere Kuopio Dance Festival
Style Contemporary Dance
Duration (min) 25
Costume designer Tero Saarinen
Lighting Designer Mikki Kunttu
Description The central theme of Westward Ho! is the song Jesus' blood never failed me yet - formely collected from an old English tramp. The work begins with the dynamic repetition of a simple series of pendulous movements.
The choreography creates a coherent and harmonic impression despite the theme of the absurdity of life. Saarinen's choreography was inspired by the words of Laurie Anderson: "There is no pure land now. No safe place. And we stand here on the pier, watching you drown."
Companies Tero Saarinen Company
Dancers Heikkilä, Henrikki (1996)
Pick, Yuval (1996)
Saarinen, Tero (1996)
Bandlien, Brynjar
O'Donnell, Tilman (2003)
Kivelä, Sampo
Lindfors, Ninu (2006)