Laurie Cannac started her research from a keen questioning about feminine identity and first she conducted a survey on the woman’s image through myths and fairy tales. Her main sources are the books of Marie–Louise Von Franz, a disciple of Jung, La Femme Solaire, by Laure Salomon, La Femme Celtique and Mélusine, by Jean Markale, Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici, The Golden Ass of Julius Apuleius, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the Grimm’s Tales.
The real issue, as it appeared to her, was to show the identity crisis of the woman, who wavers between a normative femininity forced on her by the prevailing culture, and a more complete intuition of her own personal femininity.
After several attempts around the character of Melusine, she finally decided to embody this conflict within a tale of the brothers Grimm, inspired by the fight of Venus and Psyche: Snow White.
As she was usually doing, she made use of the tale the same way as Jung, interpreting it as a dream of the mankind and dealing with each character as a facet of the psyche of the main character.
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Concept, direction, puppets and play : Laurie Cannac
Composition and musical interpretation : Alexandra Lupidi
Look from the outside : Céline Chatelain & Ilka Schönbein
Lights concept and SM : Sébastien Choriol
Recorded version and arrangements : François Olivier
Costumes : Mégane Robardet
Friendly specific advices and feedback :
Bernard Kudlak - Cirque Plume
Julia Moa Caprez et Igor Sellem - Les Rois Vagabonds
ProductionProducer : Compagnie Graine de Vie. Associate producer : K Samka.
Creation Street Version at Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes de Charleville-Mézières (France - 08)
Creation Theatre Version at L’ECLA - 27 Octobre 2017 - 20h30 at Festival Contes Givrés - Saint-Vallier (France - 71)
Out of rehearsal residence 19 March 2017 in Sud Pays Basque (France)
Out of rehearsal residence 18 May 2017 in Minoterie - Dijon (France - 21)
Out of rehearsal residence 5 August 2017 at Mima – Festival des Arts de la Marionnette de Mirepoix (France - 09)
With the support of Ville de Besançon / Conseil Général de Franche Comté / Région de Bourgogne Franche-Comté / DRAC Bourgogne Franche-Comté / Musée des Beaux Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon / Agglomération Sud Pays Basque.
Support résidence : La Minoterie-Création jeune public & éducation artistique / La Vache Qui Rue.