This medieval tale of The Armless Maiden  also collected by the Brothers Grimm, la Manékine presents the bright and bloody female initiation that has not lost its relevance. A duo made of a musician (Martin Kaspar Orkestar) and a female (Estelle Charlier) puppeteer, each multiplying their skills to give rhythm and modern landscapes to this drama.

For all ages (from children over 9)
Techniques : Table and glove puppets, masks, shadows and projections
Live music : clarinet, base clarinet, accordion, drum set, voice
Creation : march 2024

“To be the hands of this dramatization where the quest for the freedom to act and love seems an amazing artistic challenge to me.” Estelle Charlier

Distribution / Partners


Artistic director, puppeteer, acting, plastic artist : Estelle Charlier
Composition, live music, acting : Martin Kaspar Orkestar
Texte adaptation : Romaric Sangars
Directing collaboration : Romuald Collinet
Light and technical manager : Anthony Lopez
Sound manager : Andi Luchsinger
External view : Sarah Charlier
Video Editing: Pavlína Vimmrova
Administration and production management : Patricia Lecoq

SUPPORT (Looking for coproducers…)

Production Théâtre de l’Homme Ridicule

Coproduction : L’Espace Jéliote, Centre national de la marionnette at Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Figur i Fossekleiva – Norway, TMG – Grenoble, Train Théâtre – Portes-lès-Valence, l’Espace Aragon at Villard-Bonnot, the MeTT, Saint-Martin-d’Hères en scène – L’heure bleue – ECRP Scène régionale, La Mure Cinéma Théâtre.

Support (in progress) DRAC Auvergne Rhône Alpes, Auvergne Rhône Alpes Region, Departement of Isère and City of Grenoble.

Company in residence and creation with the support of Scène 55 at Mougins and the World Festival of Puppet Theaters of Charleville-Mézières

Others Residences : TMG – Grenoble, Saint-Martin-d’Hères en Scène, L’Amphi at Pont-de-Claix, L’Odyssée at Eybens, l’Espace Aragon at Villard-Bonnot, the MeTT – Marionnettes en Transmission le Teil