« Nice start of the “Printemps des comédiens” at the O theater, the venue that will host almost all the series of events of the regional programming of the festival. On stage, Martin Schweitzke, juggler, and Michel Bismut, double bass player, performing the latest creation of the troop “les Apostrophés”, built like a concert - sequence of pieces - for juggler and double bass player.
When the darkness settles in, the scarlet and vaporous whiteness of an immense mosquito net radiates. The thumping of the double bass’s soul sets a musical atmosphere that absorbs your attention. Like a butterfly extirpating from his chrysalis, Martin Schweitzke advances in a ray of soft light. He progressively invites the musician to join him on a nicely done up scene. The two artists will never seek to test themselves, always going along in harmony. First they listen to each other then they understand each other and finally they fusion The hour or so of intimate dialog they offer is being absorbed by the audience in one go.The challenge of the praise to simplicity of the “return to the childhood of art” announced before the creation of l’écume de l’air is partly won. Just must one slip on some flicks of technical prowesses in order to appreciate the value in a whole. Martin Schweitzke controls the grapefruit balls in such a manner that they seem as well canon balls as soap bubbles. Add its gestural grace and the hypnosis acts immediately. Even stronger on the final act in a wild balloon taming performance, between great Zen master and snake charmer. One invaluable moment. Michel Bismut makes his double bass resound to fill the heavy atmospheres with thunder rumbles like whispers of zephyr. An additional dream sensation to fight against gravity. »