Janek Savolainen

Janek Savolainen

Joined the Vanemuine Theatre in 2000

Born
7.02.1978, Tallinn
Education
2000 Choreographer, Tallinn University
Repertoire
Fjodor Kulygin – “There Were Three Sisters” (Chekov/Aidla 2020), Commander – “Don Juan” (Madia, 2016), Rat – Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker”  (Isberg 2004/2011); King Andre – “Raymonda” (Pankova, 2013), Devil – Tauno Aints’s opera „the Old Barny” (Aints/Matvere, 2013); Valentine – Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” (Malvius, 2011); Gorilla – John Kander/Fred Ebb/Joe Masteroff “Cabaret” (Hovenbitzer, 2012); „The Night in Venice” (Tommingas); „Amadé” ( Tommingas); Schoolmaster- “Beauty and the Beast” (Stubbs, 2013); „Cinderella” (Vilimaa); „Song of the Earth” (Tika); „Charley’s aunt” (Titov); „Blood Brothers” (Ojasoo); „Gypsy” (Tommingas); „Quiteria’s wedding” (Jansons); „Fluxus” (Kask); „Tango of Love” (Murdmaa); Figaro – „Figaro’s wedding” (Titov); „Wedding Journey” (Murdmaa); „Midsummernight’s Dream” (Fanari); „Anathema”  (Stepanov); „Dance Marathon” (Murdmaa); „Soldiers Story” (Tika); Minna Berneis – „Sigmund & Freud” (Pepeljajev, 2007); Father, Shadow of Peter Pan, Crocodile– „Peter Pan” (Titova, 2008), Petruschka – “Petruschka’s Afternoon” (Lidberg, 2010); Perseus, Jesus Christ – Peter Shaffer “Gorgo kingitus” (2010); Wilfried – „Giselle” (Fečo, 2007); Photographer– „Sleeping Beauty“ (Isberg, 2008); Lible – „Spring” (Stepanov, 2009); Jackal – “Mowgli” (Tommingas, 2010); Puck, Robin – Henry Purcell’s “Fairy Queen” (Pepeljajev, 2011); Monkey – Urmas Vadi “Tagasi Eestisse”; “Onegin” (Medvedjev, 2007)
Productions in Vanemuine
“Bamby” (2000); „This is a small step for a man…”; „Nixon” (2006); “Old man and the Sea” (2010); “Master and Margarita” (with Katrin Pärn 2015), “Naksitrallid” (2017), “Klaabu” (2019), “A Trechang Hidalgo Don Quixote from La Mancha” (with Katrin Pärn 2019)
More
Choreographer of the “Detective Lotte” (Mäeots, 2008) and “Cosmonaut Lotte” (Mäeots, 2012); “Peko” (Mäeots, 2011); Eduard Tubin’s opera “the Parson of Reigi” (Baskin, 2014)
Video designer of  Tim Firth’s “Calendar Girls” (Sepp, 2012); “Abba” (Stepanov, 2011) “Thriller – Tribute to Michael Jackson” (Bradley, 2013); “Gatsby / La Dolce Vita” (Stubbs/Madia, 2015)

Estonian Theatre Union’s Annual Award in 2020 for the dance performance for children “Klaabu” – Janek Savolainen and Katrin Pärn