How to live in a world of rocks when you are a little stone ?
With no text or spoken words, the piece present the magnificent adventure tale of Steinn, the little stone who deal with the complexity of belonging and the two nameless- but full of character rocks who will soon learn the lesson of respect, compassion, friendship and trust. Thanks to Steinn’s curiosity and brave nature he would lead his; soon to be best friends on an adventure to unknown territory of their soul and heart. Together they will learn the power of supportive and strong community.ÉG HEITI STEINN is a poetic fable about the discovery of the other, diversity and exchange, in a slightly futuristic scenery between shadows and lights where electronic sounds reverberate.
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 - from the age of 3
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 Sigríður Ásta Olgeirsdóttir
Sumarliði V Snæland Ingimarsson
masks design Francesca Lombardi
lighting and video design Lucas Rastoll-Mamalia
music composition Sacha Bernardson
artistic advisor and body conditioning Dor Mamalia