"Laughters are the world’s most civilized music"
The troupe Sourires pour Tous (Smiles for All) was born thanks to the meeting of a clown and a violonist. Both of them were stage professionnals, and they thought of combining both of their arts, by involving music to the art of being a clown.
All began with the setting up of the show Un Noël à Ploumanach (A Christmas in Ploumanach). Then followed a tour in Colombia, performing shows in hospitals, community centres for underprivileged people, children’s homes, and in the street. From the clown performances in retirement homes to the clown performances on the stage of theatres or festivals, Luis and Sophie have created, worked, fed their duo of real-life experiences. A duo growing as rehearsals and performances went by, everywhere, and for everyone.
A gathering of the stage arts: music, stage-acting, clown and mime are the basis of their creations, obvious complementarities. The Troupe thinks of shows for all ages.
A few seeds from the daily joys and troubles, and here come smiles for all...
We have chosen the clown because clown stories talk about men and women.
Clowns display a lively mirror of reality, which is both tragic and ludic, they relate their dreams, their hopes and always find derisory solutions. They make us laugh and cry at the same time. Clowns are modern times’ storytellers: they are gullible, but sometimes, pertinent in their everyday struggle. They do not want to laugh at others, they want to make fun of themselves.
Contrary to real live in which one wants to control everything and above all not to lose face, on the stage, the clown misses everything and his failures make us laugh. Laughing is relaxing and allows us to see beyond appearances.