PREMIERE: JUNE 2022
Cast: Advanced Theatre actors
Director: Ekaterina Vetrov and
Choreographer: Sherazade Mami
Visual Arts Instructor: Olga Nazarkina
Sound designer: Ekaterina Vetrov
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 a heart as empty as an ice cave. One morning, while the sisters are out picking snowberries, Miki is abducted by Captain Whitehead and taken away on the White Crow ship.
The ensemble of actors tells the 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 the 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 contemporary Scandinavian music.
Represented Canada at the Sapperlot: International Meeting of Youth Theatre in Brixen, Italy (May 2022) Represented North America at the World Festival of Children’s Performing Arts in Toyama, Japan (August 2022)
GengerFest Online, Tula, Russia (Sept 2022).
Awards: "Audience Choice", "Best Scenography", "Special Prize for Multi-genre Performance".