A princess waiting for a prince so she can start living. This is an archetypal narrative that still colours education and the imagination. By summoning the figure of the princess, Mélissa Guex subverts its iconic dimension: the archetype has become modelling clay and is shown to the audience as a creature worn down by loneliness and expectation.
Neither a damsel in distress nor a delicate virgin, Rapunzel delivers a trashy punk one-woman show and attacks the female clichés anchored in our collective Western imagination. Mélissa Guex trumpets the need to separate the static destiny of a woman from that of her adventurous and courageous prince: No need to be saved.