PRODUCTIONS

Collaboration, Integration and Experimentation between art forms as puppetry, dance, music and visual arts is an essential part of our work.

An Ice Thing To Say

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 and physical theatre to explore our impact on nature. 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 into 'what has gone wrong?'


Creatives:
Devised and Performed by: Piedad Albarracin Seiquer, Stella Evangelia, Mayra Stergiou

Concept / Direction/ Scenography by: Mayra Stergiou

Sound Designer: Gregory Emfietzis

Co-Scenography / Art Consultant by: Elisabeth Leau
Mask Maker: Stella Evangelia
Voice/Singing by: Myrto Loulaki

Filming/ Editing by: Theo Prodromidis


Production by: Vertebra Theatre

Presented by: Cockpit Theatre, Talos Science Fiction Theatre Festival

Press

​★★★★★

'Outstanding Show' Fringe Review

★★★★

'Superbly executed' A Younger Theatre

Past Performances:

Reykjavik Fringe Festival 2020, Migration Matters Festival 2017

Available for Touring. 

Dark Matter

People say your whole life flashes in front of your eyes before you die but what happens when you have dementia? Where does the brain go before we die? Alfi, an elder astrophysicist with dementia guides us into his universe, a world of star constellations. Dark matter theory and black holes merge in a race against the clock to distinguish fantasy from reality and discover meaning.

CAST

Puppeteers: Adam Courting, Daniel Finn, Doug Router, Aurora Adams, Alicia Britt, Jennie Rawling 

Performers: Piedad Albarracin Seiquer, Sofia Calmicova

CREATIVE

Conceived / Written / Directed by : Mayra Stergiou

Co - Writer: Eirini Dermitzaki 

Music Composer: Gregory Emfietzis

Puppet Maker: Kelly Frost

Dramaturg: Tilly Lunken

Set Design: Stella Evangelia, Mayra Stergiou

Past RnD Puppeteers/Performers/Devisors: Almudena Adalia Calvo, Daniel Moseley, Sussie Fairbrother, Cecile Dumont, Paula Siu, Outside Puppets Collective

Dementia Consultant: Prof. Sebastian Crutch

End of Life Consultant: Prof. bee Wee

Press

★★★★★'Beautifully done' Fringe Review

★★★★ 'Beautiful visualisations' FringeGuru  

★★★★'Wonderful Production' LondonTheatre1

★★★★ 'Excellent production' Southside Advertiser

★★★★'The joy of this piece is the rarity of its exploration' The Upcoming

★★★★ Mesmerising' In CoventGarden 

★★Wonderfully Whimsical' The Guardian 

''Those eyes will stay with me for a long time.​''

The British Theatre Guide 
"Dark Matter harnesses everything puppetry has to offer"

A Younger Theatre

Supported by: Arts Council, Care UK, Jewish Care, Camden Council, Islington Council, UCL, Little Angel Theatre, Tristan Bates and The Actor's Centre, Voila Europe, Frilagret Theatre, Gothenburg Fringe, PPLG

At The Heart of Things

​At the heart of things’ is a dance theatre performance inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis. We use dance, puppetry, live music and devised text to create a contemporary adaptation of De Profundis diving in to female sexuality, queer identity and homophobia.

CAST

Performers: Piedad Albarracin Seiquer, Depi Gorgogiani, Jennie Rawling 

Live Musician: Gregory Emfietzis 

CREATIVE
Directed/conceived: Mayra Stergiou

Music Composer: Gregory Emfietzis
Puppet Maker: Kelly Frost

Set Design: Loukia Minetou

Choreography Support: Adrian Look

Press

''Truly enjoyable, sensitive piece of dance theatre'' 

London Live Post


"An innovative take on De profundis and an arresting exploration of female sexuality" A younger theatre'

Waltz of Lost Dreams

A greek immigrant describes at her mum her every day life in London. But the description is a bit different from the reality...a clown in Canary Wharf's financial empire tells a short story about the lost dreams of young generation in Greece of financial crisis.

Inspired by Manos Hatzidakis song 'the walz of lost dreams'

Official Selection at LGFF

Among the 10 best films at Onasis Cultural Centre

CREDITS

Director: Eirini Dermitzaki

Script: Mayra Stergiou, Eirini Dermitzaki
Acting: Dimitra Vanou, Mayra Stergiou

CONTACT US

Vertebratheatre@outlook.com

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