Kuva Rosaliina Elgland

“Visual landscapes and spacerock from the end of the world”

ULTRA is a dark and stark, but at the same time strange and seductive stage performance.

Made for the larger stages, ULTRA combines dance, music and acrobatics with a progressive attitude. In this performance, spacerock meets power ballet and disco music meets contemporary gymnastics. Between its apocalyptic horizons, there is a void, a catwalk and an animal show. The piece is made for two dancers and two acrobats, whose movements and language blend seamlessly with the music: “The soundscape is so integral to the whole that sometimes you don’t even pay attention to it.”* The result is a powerful visual, wordless mental landscape.

ULTRA was produced as a Finnish-Russian co-production with the Academic Drama Theatre of the Komi Republic. The work continues the series of Finnish-Russian collaborations of Company Uusi Maailma that began in 2007.


Directing: Seija Hakkarainen
Performers: Saga Elgland, Heidi Suur-Hamari, Niko Miettinen, Visa Niemelä
Realisation and choreography: Seija Hakkarainen and performers
Music: Kimmo Kuokkala, Jukka Kaikkonen, Ari Lampinen
Sound design: Seija Hakkarainen, Jukka Kaikkonen, Ari Lampinen, Joonatan Jaakonaho
Sound technician: Joonatan Jaakonaho, Ari Lampinen
Light design and technician: Antti Helminen
Costume design: Seija Hakkarainen ja Sari Nyman

Graphic design: Tapio Laitinen
Photography: Oona Ahokas (poster), Rosaliina Elgland
Video: Rosaliina Elgland, Oona Ahokas
Video editing: Rosaliina Elgland

Production: Company Uusi Maailma
Partner: Parkour Oppimiskeskus ry, Jyväskylän ammattiopisto
Co-production: Komi State Academic Drama Theatre, Russia
Supporters: Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, The Arts Promotion Center Finland, Taiteen edistämiskeskus/Keski-Suomen aluetoimipiste, City of Jyväskylä
Venue: Jyväskylän kaupunginteatterin suuri näyttämö (premiere) ; Cirko – Uuden sirkuksen festivaali, Stoa, Helsinki
Premiere: 9.3.2017



Demokraatti 18.5.2018 (in finnish)