The resonance of Borrowed Light‘s U.S. premiere in 2006 led to a rare return engagement as part of the Pillow’s 80th anniversary celebration. Tero Saarinen founded his Finland-based company in 1996 as a venue to stage his own choreography, after having first made a name for himself as a soloist with the Finnish National Ballet. In addition to his ballet training, he also studied butoh in Japan and Nepalese dance in Katmandu. One of the most important lessons that Saarinen learned from butoh is a sense of respect for his own history, quoting his butoh teacher, Kazuo Ohno, as saying, “I am dancing on top of my ancestors.” Directed since 2008 by Anne Azéma, the Boston Camerata occupies a unique place among European and American early music ensembles. One of the longest-lived groups today, Camerata creates concert and recorded productions that combine extensive research with the highest performance standards. This production of Borrowed Light was presented more than 80 times between 2004 and 2015.