The ninth annual Bard SummerScape festival opens on July 7 at 8pm with the first of four performances by Tero Saarinen Company, comprising a triple bill of the Finnish choreographer’s finest dances: Westward Ho! (1996), Wavelengths (2000), and HUNT (2002).
The contemporary dance troupe has appeared in nearly 40 countries. Saarinen’s daring and innovative choreography is influenced by Japanese butoh, martial arts, classical ballet, and Western contemporary dance. His choreography has been incorporated into the repertoire of such prominent dance groups as Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT1), the Batsheva Dance Company, Lyon Opéra Ballet, and the Finnish National Ballet.
The performances will take place in the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts on Bard College’s Hudson River campus, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Additional performances are set for July 8 and 9 at 8pm, and July 10 at 3pm. Tickets are $25, $40, $45, and $55. For tickets and further information on all SummerScape events, call the Fisher Center box office at 845.758.7900 or visit www.fishercenter.bard.edu.