Classical Ballet / Dancer
Dancer-choreographer Tero Saarinen (born 1964) began his career as a dancer at the Finnish National Ballet in 1985, where he soon attracted attention as a soloist. Despite his success, he left the ballet in 1992 to seek new influences in contemporary dance from Western Europe and Japan, where he studied traditional Japanese dance and Butoh from 1992 to 1993. Even though Saarinen\'s work displays features of classical ballet, Butoh and Western contemporary dance, he has managed to create a unique style of his own. In his work, sensitivity of thought is combined with a refined grotesqueness of movement and clarity of texture.
- The Carolyn Carlson Company