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Sun, Jul 24


Academic Hall, University of Ottawa


Show by Advanced Theatre group

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Time & Location

Jul 24, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

Academic Hall, University of Ottawa, 133 Séraphin-Marion Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada

About the Event

Performers: Advanced Theatre group, KingDom Theatre

Directors: Ekaterina Vetrov and Anatolii Gensirovskii 

Choreographer: Sherazade Mami 

Visual Arts Instructor: Olga Nazarkina

Duration: 45 minutes

Language: English (There is almost no text since most of the show is non-verbal).

Age 6+

KingDom Theatre was selected to represent Canada at the World Festival of Children's Theatre 2022 in Toyama, Japan on July 30th - August 3rd. We will be happy to perform in Ottawa for our audience right before the tour!

The show is inspired by the Swedish children’s novel “The Ice Sea Pirates” by Frida Nilsson and the contemporary Scandinavian singer AURORA and her song “Winter Bird”.

Siri and her sister Miki live by the Ice Sea. In the evenings they sit by the fire and tell stories about a pirate with hair white as snow and heart as empty as an ice cave. One morning, while sisters are out picking snowberries, Miki is abducted by Captain Whitehead and taken away on the White Crow ship.

The ensemble of actors tells a story of Siri, who decides to overcome her fears and find her sister despite the terrors of the cold world around her, ice and snow, bloodthirsty wolves, ugly mermaids, and scared humans who do not believe she can succeed. We see this story through Siri’s eyes, we observe shadows of her fears that become bigger than her, and then witness how this young girl finds courage to conquer each fear to continue her journey. It’s a tale of ups and downs, struggle and hope, betrayal and friendship, loneliness and sisterhood.

The performance is created in such theatrical styles as physical theatre, theatre of hands “handmade”, shadow theatre, puppetry, and riddled with the contemporary Scandinavian music.

The show "Winter Bird" is a laureate of the Sapperlot Festival of Youth Theatres 2022 in Brixen, Italy; and it has been selected to represent Canada at the World Festival of Children's Theatre 2022 in Toyama, Japan.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the University of Ottawa Department of Theatre.


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