Ultima Thule

Preview: Firkin Crane (Cork), April 9, 2016
Premiere: Project Arts Centre, April 14 – 16, 2016
Running time: Approx. 65 mins (no intermission)

‘a thundering blend of African drum beats and electronic sound... an engaging exploration of human nature... mesmerising.’ — Stephen McDermott (No More Workhorse)

Inspired by Carl Jung’s Liber Novus (The Red Book), Ultima Thule is a voyage of discovery into the psyche, exploring the road we take through life in search of soul and our quest to find home.

This highly physical piece with an all-female cast of outstanding international performers, set to live percussion and voice, digs deep to find out what connects us, so that we can guide each other home.

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Catherine Young
in collaboration with:

Marion Cronin, Magdalena Hylak, Ivonne Kalter, Anna Kaszuba & AnnaMari Keskinen.

Original Music Score
Michael Fleming in collaboration with Brian Fleming (percussion), Martin Schärer (percussion), Michelle O’Rourke (vocals) and Fiona Sheil (sound design).

Lighting Design
Tim Feehily

Stage Design
Catherine Young


Design Consultant
Katie Davenport

Fanny Binder

Luca Truffarelli

Luca Truffarelli and Johnny White

Conall O’Riain

Supported by
The Arts Council, Kerry County Council, Shawbrook, Dance Limerick, Dance Ireland, Project Arts Centre and Firkin Crane Theatre.