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Upcoming performances

Main auditorium

  • Fri 19/09/2014 7:00 pm
  • Sat 20/09/2014 7:00 pm
  • Tue 23/09/2014 7:00 pm
  • Fri 03/10/2014 7:00 pm
  • Fri 10/10/2014 7:00 pm
  • Thu 16/10/2014 7:00 pm
  • Sat 18/10/2014 7:00 pm


Urbane Utopias of Dance

The new production by the Finnish National Ballet features urban energy, brilliant movement and macabre humour. All the works on this triple bill are being performed for the first time in Finland. They all praise a dancer's body in all its dimensions, energy and skills, each with its own approach.

Natalia Horecna, who created a prominent career as prima ballerina at the Hamburg Ballet and at the Nederlands Dans Theater, has been acclaimed for her choreographies by audiences and critics alike. She combines the movement language of classical ballet with powerful emotional expression and also loves dark comedy. Utopia of Another Continent is a world premiere.

Jacopo Godani is a world-famous Italian dancer and choreographer who has created works for instance for the Nederlands Dans Theater and the Royal Danish Ballet. His intensive and explosively energetic Spazio-Tempo was premiered by the Semper Oper Ballet in 2010.

Glass Pieces by Jerome Robbins was premiered by the New York City Ballet in 1983. Its music consists of extracts from the composition of the same name by Philip Glass, the master of minimalism who charmed audiences at the Helsinki Festival in 2013. Robbins combines postmodern dance with the movement language of classical ballet in a showcase of urban energy.


Tickets EUR 21,50-108,50, stalls from EUR 65,50 (incl. service charge). Full details of seat prices for each performance and updated information about seats available at online sales.

Duration 2 h 10 min, 2 intermissions

Utopia of Another Continent

Natália Horečná

  • Choreography Natália Horečná
  • Music (recording) Terry Riley, Kronos Quartet, Max Richter
  • Sets Natália Horečná, Christiane Devos
  • Costumes Christiane Devos
  • Lighting design Mario Ilsanker


Jacopo Godani

  • Choreography Jacopo Godani
  • Music (recording) 48Nord (Ulrich Müller, Siegfried Rössert)
  • Sets Jacopo Godani
  • Costumes Jacopo Godani
  • Lighting design Jacopo Godani

Glass Pieces

Jerome Robbins

  • Choreography Jerome Robbins
  • Music Philip Glass
  • Conductor Dalia Stasevska
  • Costumes Ben Benson
  • Lighting design Jennifer Tipton

Utopia of Another Continent


Glass Pieces

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Show time: Fri 19 Sep 2014 19:00

Show time: Sat 20 Sep 2014 19:00

Show time: Tue 23 Sep 2014 19:00

Show time: Fri 3 Oct 2014 19:00

Show time: Fri 10 Oct 2014 19:00

Show time: Thu 16 Oct 2014 19:00

Show time: Sat 18 Oct 2014 19:00