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Laurie Cannac’s theatrical performance at BSA today

Laurie Cannac’s theatrical performance at BSA today

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A theatrical performance show ‘Wolfed Down’ by Laurie Cannac will be staged at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital at 7:00pm today. Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) and Goethe-Institut Bangladesh have jointly organised the show.  

Inspired by the famous European fairy tale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ by the Brothers Grimm, ‘Wolfed Down’ is a one-woman show by Cannac and a whole universe of puppets. 

  Directed by Ilka Schönbein with Cannac’s design and interpretation, ‘Wolfed Down’ was nominated for the Molières Jeune Public Prize in 2010. This ‘Gothic’ version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ builds an eclectic connection between the puppet and the actress’s body, explores its animistic power, and successfully combines poetry and a sense of humour.

The puppetry work of Graine de Vie, Laurie Cannac’s company, combined with the ideas of the great ‘alchemist’ Ilka Schönbein, stands for a popular and particular form of theatre favouring emotion and breaking taboos with an illusionary art skill, using masks and her expressionist aesthetic.

Laurie Cannac is a puppeteer. First trained in the art of drama at the Théâtre-Ecole du Passage, led by Nils Arestrup and Alexandre Del Perugia. She learned puppet theatre just by playing in the street. In 1997, she founded her company, Graine de Vie (Seed of Life).