Dance, fruit, film and music, Chodzenie-Siberia was a surprise encounter performed on and around a military truck. Our audiences could climb aboard and discover a world where things weren't always what they seemed.


"You can't imagine", Mrs Nowak keeps saying, as if it's impossible to convey what she experienced during her journey from Poland to Siberia and then to Iran.


Chodzenie-Siberia did not try to re-create an historic event. It was more a re-surfacing of memories as distorted fragments through objects, food and things we use in our everyday life.


It was not so much big political events or even the war itself that stood out, it was more the repetition of everyday habits, the basic building blocs of human existence, that symbolised this unlikely journey across half the globe.


Chodzenie-Siberia was developed over a two year period 2009-2011, with support from Hungry Arts and Watford Palace Theatre. It was performed at the Imagine Watford Festival in summer 2011.


More videos here


Chodzenie-Siberia was a collaboration between 30 Bird and Public Works.


Director: Mehrdad Seyf

Creative Producer: Claire Summerfield

Sculptor: Chris Dobrowolski

Spatial Designer: Torange Khonsari

Composer/sound design: Helen Ottaway

Choreographer/dancer: Pepa Ubera

Cellist: Maral Mohammadi

Lighting Designer: Anna Watson

Singer: Parvin Cox

Arts Administrator: Michelle Lord

Production Manager: David Glover

Company Stage Manager: Greg Mickelborough


Funded by Arts Council England and the Polish Cultural Institute.
Supported by Imagine-Watford and Watford Palace Theatre.