To The End Of Love

I participated To the End of Love, the Blue Beard myth retold by dresses, as a performer.  The show was created in two parts: first part The Dress Code -workshop in France, the second in Finland in fall 2011. The whole working group took part in creating visual material for the show.


The legendary tale inspired an international group of young artists from Finland, France, Russia, and Lithuania to create a visual-theatre production on the peculiarities of jealousy of the loved one’s past. Left alone in the castle, the young bride discovers that there may have been others before her. She enters the hidden space of her man’s secrets that leads her on to the dangerous path of self-exploration and… possibly… to the end of love.
idea and direction: Anna Ivanova-Brashinskaya (FIN/RUS)
performance, object design and construction: Polina Borisova/Maёlle Le Gall (FRA), Laura Hallantie/Paula Vilmi (FIN), Nanna Mäkinen (FIN),  Šarūnė Pečiukonytė (LT), Vitalia Samuilova (LT)
light design: Vadim Gololobov (Russian Engineering Theatre AKHE)
sound design: Andrey Sizintsev, Russia (Russian Engineering Theatre AKHE)
poster and handprogram: Vitalia Samuilova
premier: May 2011 in Turku City Theatre

september 2011: Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes de Charleville-Mézières, France

duration: 50 min.

type of audience: ADULT
manipulation techniques: costume animation
language: no words

Bluebeards and bloody chambers by Rohanne Udall, February 2013
Manipulate / Edinburgh by Julie Dawson, 06.02.2013
Manipulate 101: To The End Of Love, February, 2013
To the end of love, Traverse, Edinburgh by Mary Brennan, Dance critic; February, 2013
Buzzing and Tuning and Loving By thevilearts; February, 2013
An Evocative Review
By Joyce McMillan; February, 2013
Thriller With Jealousy, by Annina Karhu Turun Sanomat, 17.11.2012
Pieni tarina rakkauden kuolemisesta,  by Irmeli Haapanen, Turun Sanomat 5.5.2011



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