The Last Warrior
Acrobatic fight scenes, highly stylised acting, stunning face painting and dramatic costumes – all the quintessential features of genuine Beijing Opera are there. The cymbals and gongs will ring out, too, but in Helsinki they will be accompanied by dialogue in Finnish.
This warrior’s tale features a star studded cast, with dancer and choreographer Tero Saarinen treading the boards as a great war hero and actor Ville Seivo appearing as an officer. They are joined on stage by Finnish wushu enthusiasts, brought together by Jyri Sucksdorff.
|Concept||Antti Silvennoinen, Elias Edström|
|On stage||Tero Saarinen,
Antti Silvennoinen, Elias Edström,
circus students from Turku Arts Academy, a group of wushu enthusiasts,
coordinated by Jyri Sucksdorff
|Music||Traditional Chinese Theatre Orchestra|
|Lighting design||Mikki Kunttu|
|Venue||2015 The Finnish National Theatre, Main Stage, Helsinki
2016 Xidan Square, Beijing, China
|Year||2015, Helsinki Festival and 2016, the event Moi Helsinki in Beijing|
|In Co-operation with||Tero Saarinen Company, Helsinki Festival, Aasia Helsingissä Festival, Centre of International Cultural Exchange, Chinese Ministry of Culture, National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA)|
|Review||HS: The Last warrior review 20.8.2015