SummerScape Opens with Dance Triple Bill

Finland’s Tero Saarinen Company: Westward Ho!, Wavelengths, and HUNT
Sosnoff Theater
July 7, 8, and 9 at 8 pm
July 10 at 3 pm
Tickets: $25, 40, 45, 55
At the center of Tero Saarinen Company’s Trip Bill, the impassioned duet Wavelengths (2000) depicts two strong personalities in an established partnership, trying to avoid monotony within their long-term relationship. This theme serves also as a metaphor for Saarinen’s creative process; in its organic movements, the piece seeks to reinvent the traditional pas de deux to express the dynamics of contemporary, eqaul partnerships.

Originally conceived as a setting of Boléro, Wavelengths features new music inspired by Ravel’s orchestral classic by Finnish composer Riku Niemi. As Saarinen explains, the new score, composed for an ensemble including violins, marimbas, and bells, “follows the emotional arc of Boléro.”

The New York Times wrote: “It’s a fascinating duet of attraction, aggression, and affection between a man and a woman,” with choreography that is “constantly alive and original.”

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