The Bear Who Floated on an Ice Floe

“Featuring both boisterous and quiet scenes, the 90-minute-long production presents refined choreography and complex acrobatic acts.”
Tomáš Štástka, MF Dnes

“Jana Burkiewiczová’s production keeps the audience in uncertainty as it’s never clear how to interpret the individual scenes, situations and symbols. Becoming better, having to choose and decide what’s right and wrong – these are very topical themes today.”
Jana Návratová, OperaPlus

The Bear Who Floated on an Ice Floe

A three-year-old male polar bear was brought to the Icelandic coast on a chunk of Arctic ice from Greenland on June 5, 2008. Iceland’s minister of environment, Thórunn Sveinbjarnardóttir, gave the green light for police to shoot the bear shortly after its arrival. Deciphering real events on stage.

Production by Burkicom with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the City of Prague. Premiere on October 3, 2017 in La Fabrika theatre in Prague.

“This is a production about people who want to be good, or perhaps not.”
Jana Burkiewiczová

Concept, director, choreographer: Jana Burkiewiczová
Texts: Jiří Macek
Music: Tvrdý/Havelka
Stage design: Jaroslav Wertig
Costumes and masks: Tereza Rosalie Kladošová
Photos, screening: Michaela Karásková
Lighting design: Martin Špetlík
Graphic design: Martina Černá / Imagery
Performers: Eliška Křenková, Jakub Jeňo/ Jaro Ondruš, Pavel Mašek, Jindřich Panský, Jakub Sedláček