I left the profession of professional actor in 2008 and continued my career as a trainer. I always hoped I could return to my passion for gambling. I continued the clown with the hope that one day I could put on a show and perform.
In April 2022, the public presentation of a “Royal Trombine” clown number was the impetus I was waiting for. This comic sketch featuring a king who imagines himself a photographer received a warm welcome from the public. He decided to launch me into the creation of a show that could talk about questions that have continued me throughout my life: the relationship to power and loneliness.
The meeting with Cécile Rist, director, was decisive. She dreamed of directing a clown; I dreamed of finding the person who could support me in the realization of my project.
We, Istvan and I Cecile, have sought to offer a mobile and autonomous form, easy to play anywhere, a form that is suitable for both adults and children. A form of exterior, seemed to us the freest, like the boatmen and troubadours of old. The appearance of a clown in the public space, is today unexpected. As this one is a king who seeks his people, this corresponds perfectly to that of an actor who seeks his audience. The basis of the proposal is laid down.
Istvan then provided me with a lot of objects and notions with which he wanted to play, that is, Istvan’s intimate themes: solitude and power. We began to embroider a story, a journey, that allowed us to include them while telling a coherent story. The clown happens to be one of our most precious and mysterious intimate arts. While respecting this narrative coherence, we also leave the clown a space of freedom to let himself bounce, resonate, improvise and react to the unpredictable of immediacy.