Ultima Thule refers to the classical geography term of a distant and remote place that is known to exist but has never been explored. In the past it was thought to be a lost island in the Baltic Sea. In 2018, NASA gave this name to the most distant known astronomical object in the solar system.
Ultima Thule is that inner island that emerges within our sea of ineffable thoughts to which we are irredeemably attracted. Where we seek answers that cannot be uttered, where the everyday gesture becomes abstract. On the stage we present a shamelessly familiar device that becomes a current metaphor of the ancient totems, objects full of spiritual energy that amidst nature are turned into places of pilgrimage and veneration.
- direction and dramaturgy ATRESBANDES (Mònica Almirall, Miquel Segovia and Albert Pérez Hidalgo) // cast Laia Duran, Rober Gómez and Èlia López // stage design Clàudia Vilà // lighting Ana Rovira // original soundtrack and sound space Sammy Metcalfe // construction of stage design Tallers d’escenografia Castells // executive production Anabel Labrador // production Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Escena Poblenou and HOTEL – Col·lectiu escènic With support from SAT! Sant Andreu Teatre i Fàbrica de Creació Fabra i Coats // HOTEL – Col·lectiu Escènic is Inma Asensio, Laia Duran, Rober Gómez, Anna Hierro, Èlia López and Lorena Nogal