Work for a reading hall, three acrobats, double bass, harmonium, and deforming worlds – familiarly known as Cumiversity – is a contemporary circus performance where live music plays an essential role. Three rearranged pieces composed by Pekka Huttunen, one of the two court composers of Company New World (CNW). They have been taken from previous
works Daytime Dance R18 (2008), The Following World (2009-2010) and Globally Wanted (2011-2017). Other elements of the show consist of wordless theater, acrobatics and parkour.
The work was originally produced for the reading hall designed by Alvar Aalto in the main building of the University of Jyväskylä, initially presented as a subscribed work for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Jyväskylä University Foundation in 2018.
The performances are a part of the opening week of Jyväskylä University 2019-2020 semester: WED Sep 4, at 8pm (only for university staff and
students) and 9pm. THU Sep 5, at 8pm and 9pm in the old reading hall in the main building of Jyväskylä University.
Free admission. Duration approx. 15 min. Suitable for people over 113 cm tall. The space can accommodate 140 spectators per presentation.
For unobstructed access, please contact us in advance: 050-5620476.
The performances have been realized in cooperation with the University
Direction and production: Seija Hakkarainen
Music Composition: Pekka Huttunen
Lights: Jere Suontausta
Lighting Assistant: Oona Ahokas
Costumes: Sari Nyman
Double bass: Eero Virtanen
Harmonium and vocals: Jukka Kääntä
Vocals: Sini Pajunen
Aerial acrobatics: Elsa Kalervo and Riikka Mustanoja
Floor acrobatics and parkour: Hattu Kervinen