I want to be buried with a rosary in one pocket and a deck of cards in the other, in order to be prepared for both eternal possibilities.
For this performance’ script, Le Trois Clés mix miscellaneous and historical facts, fiction and reality, on one hand through the work of the filmmaker, one the other through his biography, which unveils a life and an era that rises and falls into decline.
From a formal point of view the cinematic image is at the heart of this present work. It is linked to an aesthetic choice, never dissociated from an intrinsic drive present at the origin of every project Le Trois Clés undertake.
A purely physical comedian, “Buster” means potentially harmful spills or falling accidents. “The man who never laughs” founded his art on a principle: to provoke laughter. He was guided by an impeccable mastery of rhythm and by the astonishing display of phenomenal physical abilities.
The scene is transformed continuously. In the foreground, an aging Buster Keaton, struggling with his physical limitations. Music is an indispensable factor to amplify emotion. A tribute to the silent films: a piano on the stage turned into a mini-puppet theatre where different stories develop. A tribute to an era rocked by the music hall, the blues and other melodious universes.
CONCEPTION, STAGING, MARIONNETTES AND DÉCOR: Eros P. Galvão AND Alejandro Nuñez Flores
DRAMATURGY AND MUSIC: Marcus Borja
ARTISTIC TEAM: Eros P. Galvão, Alejandro Nuñez Flores et Sigfrido Rivera
MARIONETTES CONSTRUCTORS: Alejandro Nuñez Flores and Sigfrido Rivera
COSTUMES: Nadia Rémond
LIGHTING: Marine Levey
SOUND EFFECTS, AUDIO CONTROL AND LIGHTING: Ioan Horga