Blue Bird — Collaboration with Isabelle Jonniaux

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Blue Bird — Collaboration with Isabelle Jonniaux

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BLUE BIRD

  • Staging, writing and voice
    Isabelle Jonniaux
  • Original text
    Maurice Maeterlinck
  • Interpretation
    Ségolène van der Straeten
  • Sound design
    Sophie Delafontaine
  • Technical direction
    Christophe van Hove, assisted by Loïc Scuttenaire
  • Production
    Compagnie IN VIVO 5.12
  • Coproduction
    Atelier 210, Théâtre de Namur, Théâtre de Liège
  • Place
    on tour in Belgium
  • Date
    Creation November 2019
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Collaboration between the stage director Isabelle Jonniaux and the sound designer Sophie Delafontaine, this immersive performance brings to life a radically contemporary adaptation from the philosophic and magical epic Blue Bird of Maurice Maeterlinck.
This Belgian masterpiece narrates the initiatory journey of two children brought up to discover parallel and invisible worlds.

Playful, this experience through the imaginary stimulates our senses and questions us about the pursuit of happiness, symbolized by the bird. The spectators are seated in the middle of the device, the movement is created by sounds and visual perceptions that surround him.

Revealing abstract structures, plays of light or even kinetic effect, the installations that composed the scenography are thought as switches to produce mental images. They create visual stimuli, sound events that suggest the different crossed worlds by the children.
Elliptical and mysterious, the display is activated by the presence of a fairy-character and backs the story without representing it directly.