Concept, texts & directionHéloïse Ravet Interpretation Michele de Luca, Ibrahima Diokine Sambou, François Heuse, Titouan Quittot Light design Sibyl Cabello Sound creation Olmo Missaglia Costumes Solène Valentin Photography Maïa Blondeau Development & distribution BLOOM Project
Production Saintes Patronnes asbl Co-production Théâtre Varia, NEST Centre Dramatique National de Thionville-Grand Est, Kinneksbond - Centre Culturel Mamer Supported by Théâtre les Tanneurs, Théâtre de Liège, Utopia asbl
August 16th somewhere in the world.
Day of Elvis' death, a terrible day for any self-respecting lookalike. Jean-Damien, Joël, Pascal and Mathurin meet every year to celebrate in their own way the incandescent presence of the King.
LARRONS EN BASKETS BLEUES is not, however, a show about Elvis, or look-alikes. It is a show about the human difficulty of being oneself. A difficulty so great that we need to be someone else to notice it. For this show, Héloïse Ravet undertakes research on the movement of imitation and repetition. She is interested in under-represented corporealities, those that escape the norm of the iconic body. It stages the failures of life, the forgotten ones. Those who try sincerely, but will never succeed. Those who do nothing but fall, whose bodily rhythm has become that of the fall.
The director reveals all the poetry behind the failure. There is something sublime in being fallible, in derailing, in wanting to disappear, in being embodied in a void. LARRONS EN BASKETS BLEUES is a hymn to weakness.