Benjamin Prins

La princesse mystérieuse // Les nouvelles aventures des explorateurs le film

Thursday, October 31 2019, at 07:30 pm

Café des Arts & Atelier 8420 - Cité internationale des arts
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Design, staging, lighting: Benjamin Prins

Artistic collaboration and dramaturgy: Pénélope Driant

Set design, props and costumes: Nina Ball

Choreography: Sabine Novel

The Princess: Winnie Dias

The King: Jan Nicolas Bastel

The architect: Alexandre Martin-Varoy


With the music ensemble Sete Lágrimas ECMC

Filipe Faria: voices, percussions, folk instruments

Sérgio Peixoto: voice, percussion

Denys Stetsenko: baroque violin, percussion

Sofia Diniz: viola da gamba, percussion

Tiago Matias: baroque guitar, theorbo


Film director: Lukas Grenzhaueser

The open studio La princesse mystérieuse is the opportunity to discover the video recording (52') of the play performance at the Philharmonie du Luxembourg presented in September 2019.


This international project, between Germany, Austria, Urkraine, Portugal, Brazil and France, is a story written by Benjamin Prins, Pénélope Driant and Nina Ball (complete distribution under "Partners"). They were freely inspired by La Peregrinação by Fernão Mendes Pinto and Memorial do Convento by José Saramago to write this musical dance pantomime.


Pinto, the hero of episode 1, has become a megalomaniac king who wants to subject the whole world to his own illusions.

Only an isolated region of the world resists it: a region inhabited by a mysterious tribe, whose chief is a princess with supernatural powers.

Finally placed on the Terra Australis, the architect launched the construction of a new royal building. But a terrible accident changes the course of events.

The Princess, imprisoned, is tormented between the duty to protect her people and her love for the Architect.

The fanatical king finally receives a lesson in humility that transforms him.



Benjamin Prins (France) is a recipient of the Cité internationale des arts Writing Committee.

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