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Filming in Frigid Finland

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Our secret sources tell us it was c-o-l-d in Finland last weekend. And especially so in the old, unheated warehouse building near Helsinki’s port, the place where shooting continued for an upcoming documentary film on Shaker spirituality and creativity. Camerata is a part of that production, and so is the Tero Saarinen Dance Company.

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Singers Anne Azéma and Anne Harley therefore bundled up, and so did the Saarinen dancers, as the film crew from Québec used the unusual architectural space, and the waning Scandinavian light, to create some striking images of movement to music. In one of our photos you can see Tero, the choreographer, monitoring the scene as soprano Anne Harley and dancer Ninu Lindfors get ready for a take.

We are as curious as you to see the edited version. A previous shoot took place last month in Sabbathday Lake, Maine, and we anticipate doing musical post-production in Boston in a couple of months. We’ll keep you posted, and get some clips online, as soon as that is possible. Meanwhile, the two Annes are getting warm again.