The Redemption of Blue Beard, Montreal, April 23, 2001, version anglophone
Posté par Lise Lépine le 24/04/2001 à 22h23.The Redemption of Blue Beard
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Blue Beard lives in an underground world and beheads women who enter into his forbidden chamber.
What are the secrets that make this story one of Quebecs most popular?
Even if there exists over 80 versions of the legend of Bluebeard, this rendition , as it is adapted and told by performer Danielle Bissonnette, is the most intriguing of all as it is the only one that offers its listeners a sense of reparation. This unique storytelling event will take place on Friday, April 27th at 8 :00 PM in the F.C. Smith Auditorium on the Loyola Campus at Concordia University (below the church), 7141, Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal.
This tale is considered to be one of the most brutal of all times, yet it remains one of Quebecs most frequently requested stories. We could see in it a scenario that we play unconsciously. As you are aware, we can understand the soul and destiny of a people by the stories they tell. Stories encompass our desires and our fears; as individuals and as a larger community. Countless interpretations can be made in respect to this story and any could be appropriate.
We possess every story character within ourselves, we are giants, fairies, heros, and witches. We also inhabit each story setting : haunted forests, castles, and forbidden chambers. By following the plot, the story can guide us through our own lives.
Who is Bluebeard in me? Where is he around me? What does he want?
"By deeply reflecting upon the images, I could have walked with them and other images came, other stories creating and other version that could be woven across the framework of the traditional tale and give an echo." D.B.
The understanding that Danielle brings to Bluebeard is one of deep intimacy. In our world it seems that what frightens us the most is what we need most; an intimate relationship with ourselves and others . Does this relationship could exist only within love?
With the creative collaboration of Guido Molinari, as artistic advisor and sculptures, of Germain Guénette for his painting and Christian Thomas who has marvellously put this tale to music. This story, adapted and told by Danielle Bissonnette, translated in English by Anne Di Lauro, will engage all of your senses. Bluebeard is a story of a quest for self by learning to love.
This event could not have been possible without the financial support of "StoryWorks Studio" "Visiting Lecturers Committee" "The Department of Theatre" and "The Creative Arts Therapy Graduate Programme" of Concordia University.
Friday, April 27th at 8 :00 PM. An evening NOT TO BE MISSED !
For more information : (514) 848-7384
General Admission : $7; Students : $5
Contact : Lise Lépine, press agent
Telephone : (514) 274-2461 E-mail address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Biography of Danielle Bissonnette
Danielle Bissonnette holds a diploma in Theatre from the Conservatory of Quebec. She has trained in dance with the Canadian Grand Ballet, worked with voice coach Aario Marist, and has studied Commedia dellArte with Giovani Poly at teatro del Avogario in Venice. She has completed a Masters in theatre from UQAM concentrating on storytelling and mythology with a Jungian approach and the Stanislavskien method.
Involved with the Jungian group for many years, she has been their president from 1997 to 2000 and has initiated the project "lÂme et lArt" in collaboration with the Jungian Psychanalyst, Tom Kelly.
In the course of her 25 year profession, she has played in over 40 theatre productions, has written four plays, has directed a theatre company, worked in radio, television, film, advertising, and production. She is currently following an intensive training in Playback Theatre in New York and is also presently forming a theatre company using this method called : le Théâtre de nos histoires.