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.

ConceptAntti Silvennoinen, Elias Edström
DirectionLü Suosen
On stageTero Saarinen,
Antti Silvennoinen, Elias Edström,
Ville Seivo, 

circus students from Turku Arts Academy, a group of wushu enthusiasts,
coordinated by Jyri Sucksdorff
MusicTraditional Chinese Theatre Orchestra
Lighting designMikki Kunttu
Venue2015 The Finnish National Theatre, Main Stage, Helsinki
2016 Xidan Square, Beijing, China
Year2015, Helsinki Festival and 2016, the event Moi Helsinki in Beijing
In Co-operation withTero Saarinen Company, Helsinki Festival, Aasia Helsingissä Festival, Centre of International Cultural Exchange, Chinese Ministry of Culture, National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA)
ReviewHS: The Last warrior review 20.8.2015
Aamulehti 8.8.2015
Hbl 20.8.2015
ScandAsiaNews 29.5.2016