ICE ICE BABY
An Arctic Requiem.
This is the world…
This is the…
Ice Ice Baby is an absurd journey of two human-like polar bears, Fritz and Knut, from the imprisonment of the zoo back to their ancestors’ lands in Svalbard. The ice cube is melting in a shopping cart and the desert is empty except for plastic bottles. As the journey progresses the circumstances become unreasonable and the two friends try to cling on to their last hope; friendship. Lingering between Arctic and post-apocalyptic worlds, the piece is an absurd performance about love, hope and an unreasonable attempt to get by in a world conquered by homo sapiens.
Concept: Anna Lipponen & Petri Tuhkanen
Author-director: Anna Lipponen
Dramaturgy: Laur Kaunissaare (Estonia)
Set, light and video design: Petri Tuhkanen
Sound design: Kristian Ekholm
Costume design: Simona Bieksaite (Lithuania / Norway)
Actors: Ragnar Uustal (Estonia), Anne Niilola (Kotka City Theatre) and Miika Muranen (on video)
Production: Theatre Jalostamo² in collaboration with Kotka City Theatre
PREMIERE ON NOVEMBER 21st 2019 at Teater Viirus.
Shows in Helsinki (Teater Viirus, Main Stage) NOV 21 – 27 2019.
Shows in Kotka (Kotka City Theatre, Main Stage) in spring 2020.