Hazmat Hole is a short, interdisciplinary contemporary live art performance for one spectator at a time.

Hazmat Hole is a hybrid of self-made labyrinth and spatial installation. It’s a adventurous, mystical and highly intimate mental and concrete route that each spectator experiences alone through the perfomance space.

The main performers are a close-up ballet dancer (Saga Elgland) and a light piece “Metempsychosis”(Jere Suontausta), combined with visual elements, video, music and sonic art. The spectator and the live performer get unusually close to one another, while remaining equally far apart, due to the plastic walls between them.

The aspects of hygience and distancing have been taken into account while planning this performance during COVID-19 pandemic. These requirements are also entwined in the visual, artistic and technical aspects of the performance.



Concept, directing, production: Seija Hakkarainen
Design and realisation: Seija Hakkarainen & Team
Dance: Saga Elgland
Choreography: Saga Elgland & Seija Hakkarainen
Reception character: Oona Ahokas
Lighting design and realization, camera installation, Metempsychosis light piece & Kinetic miniatures: Jere Suontausta
Execution of sound, light and tablet, technical realization of sound: Joonatan Jaakonaho
Tablet application: Mikko Hursti
Tablet illustration: Olli-Pekka Tennilä
Photography, video: Rosaliina Elgland
Costumes: Saga Elgland, Seija Hakkarainen, Oona Ahokas

Jere Suontausta: Ambient Grandeur, Mémoire Plastique, Haaksirikkovalssi
Kimmo Kuokkala: Urielin Pihlaja

Production: Company Uusi Maailma
Photography, video: Rosaliina Elgland
Premiere: 16.5.2020
Venue: Galleria Hoppa, Jyväskylä