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How do you live in a world of stone when you are just a small pebble?

My name is Steinn is a contemporary mask theater show, open to all audiences from the age of 6. The play features three half stone/half human children with opposite characteristics and characters: one is a tiny pebble, naive, curious, shy and the other is big stone, rough, strong and authoritative and his duo, small and big like the white clown and his august. The piece will take us back to a timeless era, made of our present, our past and what our future may look like, in the middle of a poetic setting inspired by Scandinavian landscapes, between light and shadow.

 

Questioning notions of good and bad, My name is Steinn is a poetic fable about the discovery of the other, diversity and sharing, it also raises social questions about belonging to a group and rejection.

Constructed in the manner of an episode from an Icelandic saga or a mythological tale, the masks will fall, showing that after all, before being a social character, we are all humans with emotions and who share the same planet.

BACK TO ITS ROOTS - Second version in Iceland, 2023

 

In January 2023, we had the opportunity to create the Icelandic version of our show at the Freezer Theatre in Rif, in western Iceland. This collaboration with the local team allowed us to deepen our artistic research and create a specific adaptation for conventional and national stages.

 

The show was enhanced with a new dimension through the integration of animated video projections during performances, new musical compositions by Sacha Bernardson, and new masks.

The realization of this production was made possible thanks to the financial support of the European Union, the Embassy of France in Iceland, and the Rochefort-Océan Agglomeration Community. We are deeply grateful to these institutions for their valuable support.

We also collaborated with the internationally recognized choreographer Dor Mamalia, who works for various institutions, including the StaatsTheater Braunschweig. His perspective brought an additional dimension to the role of bodies and rhythm in the dramaturgy of the show.

During the creation process, we had the pleasure of meeting children from schools in the Snaefellsnes region, who later attended the show with their families. We were warmly welcomed by parents and school directors, which was extremely rewarding and encouraging.

Furthermore, our show has sparked great interest within Icelandic cultural institutions and structures.

It is with immense pride that we export this show we have created, thanks to the support of local institutions, and contribute to strengthening the artistic and cultural ties between Iceland and Charente-Maritime. Beyond the differences, we find many similarities between these two beautiful regions, whether it's their deep connection with the marine universe, breathtaking landscapes, or the kindness of their inhabitants.

60 minutes, mask performance - suitable for all audiences, ages 3 and up


Produced by Compagnie Reine Mer

This project is funded by the European Union and implemented by Goethe-Institut thanks to the project Culture Moves Europe

With the support of the Communauté d’agglomération Rochefort Océan, the Département de la Charente-Maritime, the Ministère de l’Education nationale et de la Jeunesse, the Ministère de la Culture, The Freezer and Kári Viðarsson

direction

Lucas Rastoll-Mamalia

with

Bjartey Elín Hauksdóttir

Sigríður Ásta Olgeirsdóttir

Sumarliði V Snæland Ingimarsson

masks design

Francesca Lombardi

lighting and video design

Lucas Rastoll-Mamalia

music composition

Sacha Bernardson

stage manager

(underprocess)

artistic advisor and body conditioning

Dor Mamalia

RESIDENCIES

• January 2023 : Residency of creation at the Freezer Theatre, Rif, Iceland

• January 2024 : Residency at Tjarnarbio, Reykjavik, Iceland

PERFORMANCES

• January 28 and 29, 2023, Freezer Theatre, Rif, Iceland

CONTACT

Distribution / Artistic director

Lucas Rastoll-Mamalia

ciereinemer@gmail.com

+33 767 436 535 

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