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picture225.jpg In the picture: Tero Saarinen (left), Henrikki Heikkilä, Anu Sistonen
Photo: Sakari Viika

Petrushka (Saarinen)

Choreographer Saarinen, Tero
First Performance 30.6.2001
Place of First Performance Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England
Finnish premiere 24.7.2001
Place of Premiere Full Moon Dance Festival, Pyhäjärvi
Style Contemporary Dance
Duration (min) 32
Costume designer Erika Turunen
Lighting Designer Mikki Kunttu
Sound designer Jukka Kavén
Performers of the premiere Petrushka: Tero Saarinen, The Moor: Henrikki Heikkilä, The Ballerina: Anu Sistonen.
Description The choreographer has said: "The complexity of the Petrushka character has always interested me. The countless number of contrary characteristics of the love triangle on the one hand (manipulation/sincerity, to rule/to obay, to love/to doubt), and the inner struggle for survival of these sensitive individuals on the other, is precisely what I wanted to explore in my own version.
When I heard James Crabb's and Geir Draugsvoll's arrangement for two classical accordions I felt their interpretation had captured the same intimacy yet universality I was looking to create with my choreography."
Other Information Musicians: James Crabb, Geir Draugsvoll.
Companies Tero Saarinen Company
Dancers Sistonen, Anu: The Ballerina (2001)
Länsivuori, Sini: The Ballerina (2001)
Heikkilä, Henrikki: The Moor (2001)
Pick, Yuval: The Moor (2001)
Saarinen, Tero: Petrushka (2001)
Bandlien, Brynjar: Petrushka (2001)