Milla Martikainen

Ejaculation Falls

performance / premiere November 2021

Image: Sirkku Rosi / Shared waters 2021

Photos: Tani Simberg and Tristan Petsola


Ejaculation Falls


Scenographer: lighting, video and spatial design


Premiere in Louhisali, in Baltic Circle Festival November 2021


Direction and dramaturgy: Essi Rossi

Sound design and music: Sarah Kivi

Scenography, light & video: Milla Martikainen


Michelle Orenius

Costume design:

Liisa Pesonen

Sexual therapist:

Pale Lius

and 6 performers invited via an open call: Asta, Eugenie, Heli, Lintu, Sari and Stella

In addition:

Pinja Eskola, Tiia Forrström and Minna Salami


Baltic Circle Festival, Espoo City Theatre and SICK! – festival / Manchester

How would you describe your sexuality? How does desire live and change? Where all can pleasure be found? Whose ejaculation is still a taboo?

The word ejaculation means both sexual climax and a sudden, emotional burst of words, a desire to be heard. Ejaculation Falls is a performance where a group of people gather together to celebrate sexual diversity. It is an opportunity to share things regarding sex and sexuality that are often hidden or silenced in public discourse.

A dialogue comprised of different experiences, the performance leads its viewers to the other side of norms and collective notions. It invites us to examine sexuality’s power and various dimensions, to give new words to the ways in which sexuality is spoken of. Ejaculation Falls is a place for questions, change, and the realisation of a more sex-positive world.

The performance discusses the topic first on stage and continues to process the questions together with the audience. Everyone in the audience has the possibility to bring out their own ideas and thoughts: What else could still be discussed? What was missing?

Participation is completely voluntary and members of the audience have also the option of only focusing on listening to the conversation.