For many years they have travelled the world bringing happiness to people with their routines. And magically, their performance has kept the fragile freshness of the first moment … as if something could happen any minute … and it does. Why is that? Perhaps because these performances were born on the street, before developing into the acts we now know … and because they remind us how important it is to remember your roots.
The curtain has hardly opened and already you are captivated, as if you were a secret accomplice. You are slightly disturbed by this actor who proudly presents “his” wonder: an android, an automaton with human traits, which seems to come from the 19th century. As if by magic the cogs in the wheels start to turn and the mechanical doll draws us into its perfectly regulated world. There, cold elegance is conjured up by well-oiled movement: the relentless repetition of an existence too perfect to be real. But then everything happens in quick succession: the all-too-perfect mechanical doll seems unwilling to function anymore. He is paralysed by unrequited love. His owner searches in the audience for the kindred soul, whom the doll has glimpsed and surreptitiously chosen.
Then everything happens all at once. The doll discovers his human feelings. Both characters experience a magical moment as in a Comedia dell’Arte dream. This scene is as comical as it is touching. I don’t need to say any more. You have to see it, be part of it – simply experience it.
This comedy with constant shades of black exudes happiness that you will be delighted to share in. So, off to Les Frères Taquins with you!
There are treasures waiting to be found.
Gallery of Les Frères Taquins
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A night at the movies – The Cinema Act
It’s happened to everyone before: A night at the movies and you’re sitting next to someone who simply drives you crazy.
That’s the theme of this parody routine.
This act is in the old tradition of slapstick comedy: Two friends let the audience experience all imaginable emotions, from laughter to tears – but always in a comical way. And just like his predecessor Charlie Chaplin, the “good one” wins in the end.
This sketch lasts 8 minutes and is performed on a stage frontally to the audience.
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