Aeterna (en)

Creation 2017

A writing with two votes of a female account on the transmission

Direction – Dramaturgy – Writing – Interpretation
Claire Heggen & Elsa Marquet Lienhart

 Upcoming performances

// October 22th, 2020 – Munich
// Novembre 13th, 2020 at Festival of Dresde in Germany
// December 12th, 2020 at Théâtre Le Colombier at Cordes-sur-Ciel

Creation september 2017
Word Festival of Puppet Teaters
Charleville-Mézières (08)

She is the girl
She is the mother,
She is the daughter and the mother
Three generations.

Transmission is at the heart of the show., Conscious and unconscious rituals passed down from generation to generation. Imaginary and real links. Switch from one state to another. Two women, the girl and the mother, and a child puppet go through a lifetime in an immemorial time. The spectator is invited to go through contrasting emotions, from laughter to tenderness, from anger to the awakening of sensuality, from tears to the joy of liberated dance.

From ritual female imaginary, Aeterna informs the good share a quite real transmission of female antiquated which crosses the generations and which, sometimes, and even often, escapes the men who mix with it. The esthetics of the show is nourished by the theatricalness of the movement, specific to the company, where various artistic languages mix with and are answered: danced and/or theatrical movement, music played live, masked figures and animated forms, with an anthropomorphic puppet.

Aeterna is a celebration of alive, an ode with tenderness and the inalterable, discrete and reliable attachment of a mother and her daughter in the fiction as in reality.

Whatever really the contents and the course of the female ceremonies, their mystery is the reason for the fabulation of the poet. Bonda la lune, Jacques Abeille

From 10 years

Duration : 55 minutes

Photo credit : David Schaffer

Teaser of the show


Théâtre du Mouvement & Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes de Charleville-Mézières

Sound artists
Elsa Marquet Lienhart & Irina Prieto Botella

Costume creation and scenography
Sandrine Rozier & Cécilia Delestre

Puppets and accessories

Einat Landais

Set and lighting design
Charlotte Gaudelus

With the complicity of
Carine Gualdaroni

Romain Fohr, Ariane Martinez, Guy Freixe, Philippe Rodriguez Jorda, Yutaka Takei

La Ferme de Trielle (Thiezac) ; Plateau 31 (Gentilly) ; Université de Grenoble ; Odradek / Compagnie Pupella Noguès – Centre de création et de développement pour les arts de la marionnette ; 
La Briqueterie-CDC Val-de-Marne (Vitry-sur-Seine) ;
La Nef  – Manufacture d’utopies (Pantin) ; Théâtre Jules-Julien (Toulouse)

Théâtre du Mouvement – Céline Gallot
06 03 98 37 05 –

In the press

Aeterna, a show all in smoothness which does without the words for better expressing the universal one and the individual. This show is of an exquisite softness, it is a theatre of simplicity, which draws its wealth in its sobriety, which can be serious and funny, to outline rather than to clarify, to evoke rather than to tell.
Marie Plantin – Pariscope / January, 2018
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“A very aesthetic spectacle, excellently staged and interpreted”. Mathieu Dochtermann – / September 21, 2017
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“The metaphorical play of bodies, objects and musical instruments lulls our imagination, a moving spectacle carried with grace by two sensitive and talented interpreters.” Paula Gomez
Théâ / October 16, 2017
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Claire Heggen receveid the 2017 Erle Halequin Prize at the Arlecchino Errante Pordenone Festival (Pordenone, Italy).