Since its creation, SOURIRE A LA VIE has always danced, sung, acted and created shows.
In 2011, the young cast of SOURIRE A LA VIE met Grand Corps Malade who helped them go back to creating shows. It was not long before the children asked him to join them onstage. A few months later he became the leading figure of the association and the show « Volez les éléphants » started a tour in Aix en Provence, Toulon and Paris from 2011 to 2013.
The success of these performances has led the kids and their supporter Grand Corps Malade to work on a new creation which will be presented to the public in the
The children meet every other week end and for a week’s workshop very five weeks to imagine and create a live performance which mixes dancing, singings, writing, painting and music. More than a year is necessary to create an 80 minute performance which will be shown in prestigious concert halls such as le théâtre du Rond Point on the Champs Elysées, La Cigale in Paris, le théâtre du Jeu de Paume in Aix-en-Provence and le théâtre Liberté in Toulon.
Grand Corps Malade will help through the creation of the show. He is backstage, works on the written part with them and he ended up getting onstage with them. A really nice story of a dedicated and kind-hearted godfather giving momentum to the Association.
« We now know that life still has a lot to offer. », Nolwenn, an artist in this cast.
That’s where the power of this show lays. It is a physical and emotional balance between the reality of sickness and the children’s dreams, the love of life in spite of the strife.
« The struggle they lead makes them children with exceptional qualities, and that’s what their show reveals. » - Frédéric Sotteau.