Ombre Claire - Bright Shadow

Bright Shadow is inspired by the true story of Claire Pradier, daughter of Juliette Drouet and the sculptor James Pradier.
In this piece Claire Heggen takes inspiration from poems by Victor Hugo about her in his Contemplations, and in dialogue with Schubert’s string quartet Death and the Maiden.
Using a puppet as a go-between, animating the inanimate, Claire Heggen makes the uncertain figure of an angel appear and disappear, calling up the ghostly whiteness of a being who disappeared too soon.