KRYPTA is a multi-artistic stage work, it is the main project for
Company New World in the year 2019 and an unprecedented and a never
previously experienced world premiere. Until 2014 known as Circus New
World, Company New World was already the pioneer in the field of
contemporary circus. Today, CNW uses the various art genres as equal
elements, as a holistic raiser of expectations on the scene – the
dramaturgy of the tones.
KRYPTA is a Tamperensis existentialist visual radio play. It’s a
Saturday night pleasantry, which can also be experienced on Monday – and
Monday morning anxiety, which can also be experienced on Saturday.
KRYPTA is a landscape exhibition of mind consisting of light, music,
text and movement.
KRYPTA contains, among other things, the delicate Taiji-Vogue-Kungfu
dance, the dramatic Jarre spectacle, a red-white gymnastics living room
and a sweet blue-silver finale.
KRYPTA was born from the mutual warmth of Company New World Artistic
Director-director Seija Hakkarinen, lighting designer Jere Suontausta,
composer Jukka Kaikkonen and multiartist Henri Hiltunen, as well as from
a thirst to renew the New World expression and also a questing for the
otherworldly. The backbone of the perfomance is constituted by the 3D
spiral program of the KRYPTA Channel and the texts of Harry Salmenniemi,
which appear in the form of sermons, slogans, adages and announcements.
Movement artist Jilka Repo joins in as a new performer for CNW.
The KRYPTA engine is the multi-artistic diversity of the creators that
does not avoid the fusion of different genres or exploiting them. It can
be accepted as a cherishing experience of the senses for the demanding
artist as well as for a curious cultural consumer: “When you understand
to put your mind aside, the experience is strong, warm and indelible.”
Directing: Seija Hakkarainen
Lighting: Jere Suontausta
Music and animations: Jukka Kaikkonen
Performers: Henri Hiltunen, Jilka Repo, Jere Suontausta
Texts: Henry Salmenniemi
Review of KRYPTA in KESKISUOMALAINEN May 11. 2019 (in Finnish)
CUM BOYS vol 4. – CHILDREN OF COSMOS (2018)
CUM BOYS vol. 4 – CHILDREN OF COSMOS on multi-cadencic powerfully visual stage work.
As a gliding waltz plays the dancing stars of CUM BOYS unwrap the Finno-underpantian mindscape. A meter wide disco ball continues its eternal path and the “boys” end up in multicosmotic dead ends and sensual joint realities.
The rhythm is composed by fusing together physical theatre, dance, acrobatics, music and light. The endless slide of life is greased with humor black as coal.
Directing, design, production: Seija Hakkarainen
Choreography: Seija Hakkarainen, Julia Milao, Henri Hiltunen ja Oona Ahokas
Lighting & Assistant directing: Jere Suontausta
Clothing: Seija Hakkarainen ja Sari Nyman
Performers: Henri Hiltunen, Mikko Hursti, Petri Kaikosuo, Eero Cirtanen, Julia Milao, Oona Ahokas, Milla Lähtevänoja
Sankar-musicians:Kalle Keränen, Ville Huovinen, Tero Savolainen, Sami Keinänen
Music: Pekka Huttunen, Jukka Kaikkonen
CUM BOYS vol 3. – CUM IN (2017)
C-BOYS in WORLD CLASS!
As the petals are opening you can be stupefied in fervor, feeling a nascent ripples in the eternity: CUM BOYS – dance troupe is now flying high in world class! Shooting stars reflecting from the window. New world music permeates all the continents in a free fusion of ethnic rhythms, sometimes veering in the minimalistic embrace of the arctic Mother Earth.
Direction: Seija Hakkarainen
Choreography: Seija Hakkarainen ja Saga Elgland
Music: Jukka Kaikkonen
Costumes: Seija Hakkarainen ja Sari Nyman
Light design: Jere Suontausta
THE BOYS: Henri “The Lion” Hiltunen, Markus Jokinen, Oula Karppinen, Petteri Olkinuora
BONUS: Saga Elgland, Mikko “Hattu” Kervinen
PRODUCTION: Seija Hakkarainen / Company Uusi Maailma / Sirkusyhdistys Circus Uusi Maailma ry
IN COOPERATION WITH: Jyväskylän Huoneteatteri, Baari Vakiopaine
Globally Wanted (2011-2017)
“Like an animal you have never seen”
A mystical tribe has gathered to celebrate a twisted family reunion. In a black fortress, manic and magical music takes over, and the end result is shattered minds and crippled bodies.
”Globally Wanted is a blackish burlesque belch straight at your face. — I have no idea what to compare this to. Not to anything. Scary, and at the same time pleasurably filling the senses.”
– HS, Finland’s largest subscription newspaper 5.10.11
Globally Wanted is a performance of absurd happenings told through circus, acrobatics, parkour, physical theatre and an ingenious design.
The Globally Wanted tribe consist of five creatures. The fragile creatures test each other one by one, physically and mentally, to find their perfect match. The tests include moon walk dancing, spanking, singing bad opera, tickling, climbing, spinning, hanging, kissing…Despite of the grotesque relationships, this is their way of loving. It is normal to be different.
Globally Wanted was premiered at 3.10.2011 at Jyväskylä, Central Finland, and has since been performed 34 times in 12 different venues in Finland, Sweden, Germany and UK, including Cirko – Helsinki International New Circus Festival 2012 and Subtopia Circus Fair, Stockholm 2012. The Arts Council of Central Finland awarded Globally Wanted with the “Twist of the Year” – arts prize in 2011.
Duration: 60 min. Age recommendation: For adults / For people over 16 years old.
International sales: maire(at)sophiesentertainment.com
Director, producer: Seija Hakkarainen
Performers: Sami Keinänen, Mikko Kervinen, Perttu Pihlaja, Lotta Roukala, Saga Elgland (2014-), Noora Pasanen (2011-2013), Kaisa Pesonen (2011-2013)
Lighting design: Arto Saarelainen, Antti Helminen
Light technician: Arto Saarelainen, Antti Helminen, Jukka Väisänen
Costume design: Seija Hakkarainen & Sari Nyman
Costumes: Sari Nyman
Composer: Pekka Huttunen
Musicians: Johannes Geisser, Ville Huovinen, Pekka Huttunen, Sami Keinänen, Kimmo Kuokkala, Petra Piiroinen, Michael Semper, Tom Semper, Eero Virtanen
Sound technician: Karri Kuivanen, Jaakko Peltola, Ari Lampinen, Michael Semper
Construction: Tuomas Talvitie, Heikki Riikonen
Photographer: Jarmo Lahtinen, Réne Limbecker
Graphic desing: Jukka Kaikkonen
Production: Circus Association Circus Uusi Maailma
In co-operation with: Theaterscheune Teutleben, Jyväskylän Huoneteatteri, The Concept of Dash
Co-production: Cirko – Centre for New Circus
Globally Wanted Soundtrack available
14 € / 16 € (incl. postage)
Code for Darker Zones 2016
Company New World has earlier performed in theatre spaces, in the lobby of a swimming hall, in an old paper factory, at streets – now the Temple will be conquered!
Koodi Tummille Vyöhykkeille (Code for Darker Zones) will be performed only six times between October 4-10th, 2016. All performances inside one week’s time. At Pekka Ervast temple, Jyväskylä, Finland, a christosophic Temple built in 1927.
This performance is an existential moment with live music, animation, philosophical texts (in Finnish) and a Meaning of Life!
Performers: Tapio Envall (tuba), Oula Karppinen (saxophones), Keijo Koskenharju (percussions, calculator), Sami Keinänen (percussions, calculator), Tapio Laitinen (type writers)
Animations: Heikki Takala, Toni Essel
Texts: Harry Salmenniemi
Music composed by: Pekka Huttunen, Keijo Koskenharju
Costumes: Sari Nyman ja Seija Hakkarainen
Graphics: Tapio Laitinen
Author, design, producer: Seija Hakkarainen
TUESDAY OCT 4. AT 8 P.M. – COSMOS PREMIERE
THURSDAY OCT 6. AT 8 P.M.
SATURDAY OCT 8. AT 7 P.M. & 9 P.M.
SUNDAY OCT 9. AT 8 P.M.
MONDAY OCT 10. AT 8 P.M.
Pekka Ervast temple, Kauppakatu 5, Jyväskylä, Finland
(gateway opposite to Bar Vakiopaine,
no parking spaces in the inner yard)
Kerrostalo – Block of Flats (2012)
Block of Flats is an open-minded fusion of acrobatics, parkour, music, light and dance. People running on walls, getting magnetized to eachother, whirling on tissues and celebrating life. Block of Flats breaths down your neck and you can feel its past on on your shoulders. What happened here before I was here? How will I react when the traces and sounds of a neighbouring life invade my territory? When and how understanding and acceptance come into existence?
The people in Block of Flats are drawn in-between waking and dreams. Sleep paralysis stalks the sleeper, a state where the mind is awake an a momentarily paralyzed body. Beautiful and delicate tones are haunted by anxious and nightmarish moods.
The music for Block of Flats is specially composed for the performance. The orchestra includes e.g. double bass, electric bass, percussion, violin, oboe and vocals. Musical influences come from different parts of the world and styles of music. Led by lopsided music reality gets distorted.
Design and choreography Erika Forsberg, Seija Hakkarainen, Perttu Pihlaja, Lotta Roukala, Eero Virtanen
Direction: Seija Hakkarainen
Performers: Erika Forsberg, Mikko Kervinen, Keijo Koskenharju, Marianne Leppä, Niko Miettinen, Sini Pajunen, Petra Piiroinen, Lotta Roukala, Annika Venäläinen, Eero Virtanen
Lighting design: Perttu Lähdesmäki
Light technician: Perttu Lähdesmäki, Mesimaaria Lammmi
Sound Design: Ari Lampinen
Sound technician: Joni Pääkkö
Scenery: Jussi Niemelä, Tuomas Talvitie
Costume design: Suvi Virtanen
Graphics: Jukka Kaikkonen
Photography: Jarmo Lahtinen, Jiri Halttunen
Production co-ordination: Ville Lahtinen
Production: Sirkusyhdistys Circus Uusi Maailma ry
In co-operation: The Concept of Dash
Support: Koneen Säätiö, Suomen Kulttuurirahaston keskusrahasto ja Samuel Huberin Säätiö, Taiteen keskustoimikunta, Jyväskylän kaupungin kulttuuripalvelukeskus.
Sponsor: Keljon järjestöyhdistys ry, Jyväskylän Huoneteatteri,
Starkki, Kuusakoski Oy, Kirjapaino Kari, Jyväskylän Uusiotuote ry,
Design Alonen, Tilausajot Mennään Bussilla Oy.
Rajatila – Borderline (2013)
– A Mixture Of Dystopia And Utopia –
Human breeding has reached fearful, yet sweet results. There are only six bunkeracrobats left in the universe – plus otherworlders… RAJATILA (BORDERLINE) is hot mixture of circus, dance and theatre spiced with the black humour and strong aesthetics of Circus Uusi Maailma – this is rough and futuristic progressive circus!
RAJATILA (BORDERLINE) was performed in an old paper factory at June-September 2013 with 15 performances, premiered at Jyväskylä Arts Festival.
Performers: Keijo Koskenharju, Ari Lampinen, Marianne Leppä, Niko Miettinen, Tuomas Rönkä, Eero Virtanen
Design, direction, scenery, producer: Seija Hakkarainen
Assinstant for the director: Tomi Huusko
Acrobatics choreography: Erika Forsberg
Lightdesign and lighttechnician: Arto Saarelainen
Sound design: Ari Lampinen
Sound technician: Karri Kuivanen
Composer: Tuomas Paukku
Costume design: Maiju Hietala
Costumes: Mira Niemelä, Sari Nyman
Make up: Heidi Naumanen
Photography: Jarmo Lahtinen
Graphics: Jukka Kaikkonen
Builders: Julius Mykkänen, Tuomas Talvitie
Production assistants: Erika Forsberg, Tomi Huusko, Ville Lahdinen, Marianne Leppä, Eero Virtanen
Production: Sirkusyhdistys Circus Uusi Maailma ry
Support: Taiteen edistämiskeskus/Keski-Suomen toimipiste, Jyväskylän kaupungin kulttuuripalvelukeskus
Sponsors: Kirjapaino Ässä Oy, Tilausajot Mennään bussilla Oy
Give way! is street performance with mental acrobatics and carnevalism. It is a skiing competition with mini skies and three characters – an athlete, a diva and a cast away: Success, high heels and shortcuts. The competition consists of a warm-up, three sprints and an award ceremony, overall duration approx. 20 minutes. Full weather-proof performance with sharp and slavonic humour!