A young maiden walks towards her destiny : Bluebeard’s castle, in her missing sisters’ the footsteps. What secret keeps this giant so wealthy and so blue ? What is going on in this castle, and what is there hiding behind the little bedroom door downstairs? The answer is terrible : “I forbid you to enter it, otherwise…I’ll no longer be answerable for anything.”
The Woman in Blue tells the Bluebeard story, using the architecture of her own body, puppets and a few objects. This performance reinterprets the well-known French version of Perrault’s tale. In choosing to move away from the crime story, it suggests another point of view, opens new doors and offers another way out, in a celebration of love and of the feminine.
This Bluebeard is freely adapted from Bruno De La Salle’s version (Le Conteur amoureux, Casterman, 1995) and translated into english by Lara Delage-Toriel.
- Conception and acting: Céline Bernhard;
- Director: Kathleen Fortin;
- Acting advice: Eric Domenicone;
- with help from: Véronique Calderari & Michel Prica;
- Lighting creation and lighting technician: Julien Lang;
- Lightning technician: Quentin Lemaire;
- Costumes: Elsa Poulie;
- Scenography and puppet design: Céline Bernhard;
- Accessory design: Aude Ardoin;
- Production manager: Nathalie Ehsan Ziah;
- Le Cirque dans les étoiles, Aubergenville (78) France;
- ARToPie, Centre de création artistique , Meisenthal (57) France;
- La Maison des Arts , Lingolsheim (67) France;
- Théâtre aux Mains nues (Paris) and its team who managed the 2011/2012 Workshop.