An Ice Thing to Say

Surviving the Anthropocene. ON DEMAND

Sat 7 Nov 2020 to Mon 14 Dec 2020

An Ice Thing to Say

Produced by Vertebra Theatre Company
Presented by Cyborphic and The Cockpit


In an Icy land of ruins, a human being and a polar bear are meeting in an encounter of surviving the Anthropocene Era.

“An Ice Thing to Say” blends Ice installation, music, movement and puppetry to explore our impact upon nature and compassion as a catalyst for change.

Drawing on inspiration from Erich Fromm's book 'To Have or to Be?' and Ecoscenography, we invite the audience into a multi sensory experience of our inner and outer icy landscapes. We attempt to challenge the idea that the human being is at the centre of the world and we attempt to construct an embodied inquire - using a disembodied medium - into 'what has gone wrong?'


Associate Director: David Glass
Concept / Scenography: Mayra Stergiou
Sound Designer: Gregory Emfietzis
Puppet Maker: Raven Kaliana
Co-Scenography / Art Consultant: Elisabeth Leau

Devised and performed by: Piedad Albarracin Seiquer, Gregory Emfietzis, Mayra Stergiou
Video Performer/ Mask Maker: Stella Evangelia
Singing: Myrto Loulaki

Production: Vertebra Theatre
Trailer Filmed by: Theo Prodromidis

Online Performance Creatives:

Performed by:
Stella Evangelia, Piedad Albarracin Seiquer, Mayra Stergiou
Concept / Direction/ Scenography: Mayra Stergiou
Music Composer: Gregory Emfietzis
Co-Scenography / Art Consultant: Elisabeth Leau
Text by:
Piedad Albarracin Seiquer, Gregory Emfietzis and Mayra Stergiou
Singing by: Myrto Loulaki
Voice Over: Piedad Albarracin Seiquer
Mask Maker: Stella Evangelia
Filming / Video Editing / Sound Design: Theo Prodromidis
Production: Vertebra Theatre

About Us:
Vertebra Theatre is an ensemble of European Theatre Makers with passion for creating contemporary Visual Theatre. With a taste of the Absurd and the Visual Storytelling we seek to explore the interplay between the dynamics of life, imagination, myths and science creating original and socially informed writing for stage. Placing the Body and Collaboration in the core of our practice and research, we strive to create artistic work that is radical, relevant and fluid stretching the boundaries between Physical Theatre, Dance, Puppetry and the Visual Arts.

Reviews of past shows:

Dark Matter:
**** 'The joy of this piece is the rarity of its exploration' The Upcoming
**** 'Mesmerising' In Covent Garden
**** 'Beautiful visualisations' FringeGuru
'Very Moving'
The British Theatre Guide

At The Heart of Things:
"An innovative take on De Profundis and an arresting exploration of female sexuality" A younger theatre

'This is a company to watch with a gift of creating unusual and inventive stories'
Everything Theatre

Saturday 7th November - 7:30pm
Followed by a Q&A

A Recorded Performance - Shown Live On Zoom

Available as an online broadcast until 23:59 on Sunday 13 December