Salt & Ice

Poetic music theater for children. It connects salt with the contemporary topics of ecology and waste management.

(Original title: SALTICE – Salz & Eis)

Subject to change
SALTICE – Salz & Eis

Ruben Zahra (promoter/composition/director)
Susanne Felicitas Wolf (text/libretto)
Silke Grabinger (choreography)
Peter Dahmen (stage design)
Polly Verity, Kaori Kato (costume)
Kerstin Glachs (project manager)

Sonja Zobel (Head of Programme Performing Arts)

February 2024

About the project

SALTICE is a children’s music theater production that will work in a participatory manner with professionals and children and is intended to be sent on an international tour after its world premiere in the Salzkammergut region.

A small team of professional artists will develop the strands of the project and create a combination of contemporary music, narrative text, dance, digital animation, video art and costume design. The story of SALTICE is historically marked by the heritage of the salt trade and the ice caves in the Dachstein mountains. The narrative will reflect the impressive landscape in fantasy world that will be strongly influenced by the history and traditions of the region.

The primary material for the stage design, costume design and props is recycled “paper”; through this decision, the topic of ecology and waste management in the Salzkammergut region is also addressed. Through the use of origami techniques, the waste and everyday product of paper becomes an innovative artistic experience which, with the ALFA Laakrischen (paper maker museum), has also found a suitable event location.