Drákula – Lucyin sen | Dracula – Lucy’s Dream
author of the original work: Bram Stoker
directed by: Yngvild Aspeli
set design: Elisabeth Holager Lund
costumes: Benjamin Moreau
music: Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen
video production: David Lejard-Ruffet
dramaturgy: Pauline Thimonnier
puppet production: Yngvild Aspeli, Manon Dublanc, Pascale Blaison, Elise Nicod, Sébastien Puech, Delphine Cerf
performers: Pascale Blaison, Dominique Cattani, Yejin Choi, Sebastian Moya, Marina Simonová, Kyra Vandenenden
An original adaptation of the famous vampire legend
The production is loosely inspired by Bram Stoker’s novel and its visual narrative focuses on the story of Lucy and her struggle against her inner demon, which is portrayed by Dracula. Dracula here represents domination and the creation of dependence on a destructive force. It’s a phantasmagorical universe that Lucy has built, immersed herself in, and is fighting against.
Plexus Polaire is a theater company of French-Norwegian origin, founded and artistically directed by Yngvild Aspeli, director, actress and puppeteer. The use of life-size puppets has become the core of her current production work.
The company has six productions in its repertoire, all directed by Yngvild Aspeli: Signals (2011), Opéra Opaque (2013), Ashes (2014), Chambre noire (2017), Moby Dick (2020) and Dracula. Lucy’s Dream (2022). They are currently working on an adaptation of A Doll’s House, which will premiere in the fall of 2023.