October 27 & 28, 2017, 8pm
Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton Street)

Speaking of Dance Pre-show Talk 7:15PM each night in the Vancouver Playhouse Upper Lobby.
Guest: Tero Saarinen. Host: Janet Smith.

Post-show Social after the performance on Friday night in the Playhouse Salons.


In the spirit of Finland’s centennial, DanceHouse is pleased to present the acclaimed work of celebrated Finnish choreographer Tero Saarinen. In Morphed, seven male dancers seduce, challenge, demand and swagger, borrowing from casual street dance, Gene Kelly musicals, classical 19th century and modern dance. Saarinen masterfully crafts a fresh exploration of masculinity undaunted by the extremes of sensitivity and heroism, and all that lies between.

“A seldom-seen, wondrous combination of hardness and softness brings out the potential of dance.” – Dance Magazine

“…beautiful choreographies, oscillating between contemporary dance, Butoh and classical ballet. Vigorous jumps are contrasted with equally touching, troubled motions…Roaring applause for an unusual, individual, fascinating performance.” – Neues Volksblatt

“A breathtaking total audiovisual experience that touches us deeply, powerfully, and enduringly.” – Turun Sanomat

Post-show Social Sponsor

Embassy of Finland - Ottawa

Birthday Cake Sponsor

Cappelleria Bertacchi

While in Vancouver, the company will offer a community masterclass. Check out the Masterclass page HERE for more detail as it becomes available.

Join us on Tuesday, October 24 at 7pm for Speaking of Dance Conversations – Cultural Policies in a Global World: A Comparison at Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
(149 W. Hastings Street).

Top photo: Mikki Kunttu.

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