LARRONS IN BLUE SNEAKERS
Edgar is Elvis's coach. With him, we learn, in his flesh and his knees, to embody the King. But Edgar is sad, not many people are interested in him or Elvis anymore. In his school in Elvis, he only has three students left.
Directed by Héloïse Ravet
Interpretation Michele de Luca, Ibrahima Diokine Sambou, François Heuse, Titouan Quittot
Sound Laure Lapel
Light Sibylle Cabello
Development and distribution BLOOM Project
A project by Héloïse Ravet | Production Theater Les Tanneurs (Brussels)
Edgar is Elvis's coach. With him, we learn, in his flesh and his knees, to embody the King. But Edgar is sad, not many people are interested in him or Elvis anymore. In his school in Elvis, he only has three students left. Solidarity and solitary, they work tirelessly so that one night, the King appears between two movements of the knees.
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 uses silent theater and 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. Thieves in blue sneakers is a hymn to weakness.