a fairy tale written by Charles Perrault in the 17th century


Barbablù, a fairy tale written by Charles Perrault in the 17th century, is a tale without magic and supernatural events, but is rather a didactic tale. As Clarissa Pinkola Estes says in the book Women who run with the wolves, in the fairy tale, “the small key is the access to the secret that all women know and yet which do not know…Barbablù prevents young woman from using the key that would lead to awareness. “The story is a journey into the women’s world in which protagonists “must follow the ten rules of the wolves to know the life territory: eating, resting, wandering, showing loyalty, loving the little ones, quibbling in the moonlight, giving ear, taking care of the bones, making love, and howling often”.

direction and coreography: Francesca La Cava

original music and live electronics on interactive floor: Concetta Cucchiarelli

collaboration: Stefano Di Pietro (Metapherein collective)

direction assistant: Ilaria Micari

sets and video: Edoardo Gaudieri

costumes: Francesca La Cava and Antonella Martellacci

light designer: Carlo Oriani Ambrosini

performers and collaboration: Corinna Anastasio, Sara Catellani, Francesca La Cava, Luisa Memmola and Manolo Perazzi

photo: Roberto Poli

production: GRUPPO E-MOTION with the contribution of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Tourism, the Abruzzo Region (IT) and the Municipality of L’Aquila (IT)

co-production: Società Aquilana dei Concerti “B. Barattelli” (IT)

collaboration: Teatro Stabile d’Abruzzo (IT)

partners: Accademia di Belle Arti dell’Aquila (IT) and Backstage – Pandora (FSE)



5 November 2015