2011 – 2018
‘Mouth Open: Story Jump Out’ is a piece developed and performed by Polarbear for children. It was shown at the Battersea Arts Centre before going on a world tour and has last been shown in 2018 at the Unicorn Theatre, London. Like the story, the set is ever-changing, a fluid mixture of paper, things, tape… Each performance, ideas from those listening are built in and re-appear as snippets in the floor or on the wall.
2013 – 2016
Another collaboration with Slung Low is ’59 Minutes to Save Christmas’, which was developed for the Barbican Centre for their Christmas Season. This piece is a fun experience for children, who are taken on a journey through the Barbican Centre too find the mad scientist who is unwittingly trying to destroy the Christmas Spirit.
Over the next two years the piece toured the UK, with a particular beautiful set up at CAST in Doncaster.
‘Old Me’ was written and performed by Polarbear and directed by Leo Kay. Set and projections were designed by Marie Blunck, lighting by Cos O’Boyle and original music by Daniel Marcus Clark. The work premiered at the Roundhouse Studio, London. (all performance pictures ©Rachel Ferriman)
2009 – 2011
‘Return’ was written and performed by Polarbear and directed by Yael Shavit. Set and projections were designed by Marie Blunck, the lighting was conceived by Mark Howland. The pictures above are taken at the BAC in 2009. However, ‘Return’ toured many venues across the UK, and in each space the set and projections were configured differently. The tour culminated in the Roundhouse Studio in 2011.
2005 – 2007
Winner of the New Discovery Prize at the 2006 International Mime Festival
As part of Indian Runner Production Camille Litalien and Marie Blunck created ‘Trailer’ in 2005, when it was shortlisted for the Oxford Samuel Becket Trust Award 2006. It was later premiered at the Camden People’s Theatre, and travelled to the International Mime Festival in 2006. Trailer is a piece of work paying homage to the land of crows and coyotes, to unfulfilled dreams and broken expectations and to Sam Shepard. The piece combines reality and fantasy with live animation and drawing, dance, movement and erasing.
“For a powerful first work, dealing with the daily life of a rock’n’roll couple, which indicates a promising future for the director Camille Litalien and set designer, Marie Blunck” – Mimos Festival 2006 Jury
“…one of the most innovative yet effective uses of projection seen on the London stage for a long time.” – The Stage, 12th October 2006