Clara Le Picard
Director and singer Clara Le Picard receives an anonymous package. Inside, she finds a letter warning her that she may only open the sealed envelope that comes with it in the presence of a dancer, a pianist, and an audience. Curiosity and the need to share this mystery lead her to the stage, today, here – where, accompanied by Maud Pizon and a pianist she doesn’t know, she opens the envelope and discovers its contents: musical scores and indications for a musical drama entitled Ma Barbe bleue (My Bluebeard). Although he claims to have found it in an attic, the author of the letter seems intent on having the dancer, pianist, and singer immediately stage the piece. Its version of the story of Bluebeard’s wife seems similar to that of the fairy tale, but to her story is added another one about a masterpiece forgotten in an attic, if not lost for good… Performing the songs, dances, and melodies, the three artists try to find in them hints as to their origin, in order to guess who wrote them. When an usher brings Clara a record, the game becomes even more disturbing: could the instigator of the event be there in the room?
In 2016, Clara presented De l’imagination (Of the Imagination) for the 71st edition of the Avignon Festival.
Les Independances collaborates with Clara Le Picard on the development of her projects.