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Mirages - Boreal souls
Against the backdrop of a polar landscape, Mirages – Les âmes boréales immerses the audience in the heart of the icy expanses of the Great North. The piece leads us to drift towards lands as real as they are fantasized, and questions as much as it makes us dream.
This contemporary tale plays on illusion and uses visual, choreographic, sonic and sensory means to arouse surprise and fascination. Sound and video have an important place, and associated with the movement, reveal the dreamlike and magic of this landscape, and transfigure the icy nature that conditions the mind and transforms the body.
Imprint and fusion, the piece is interested in the capacity of contagion that nature has on the man, to better question by mirror effect the imprint that the man leaves on the earth.
Source: Christian & François Ben Aïm
More information: cfbenaim.com
Ben Aïm, Christian & François
For more than twenty years, Christian and François BEN AÏM have been building a work rich of poetry and high standards, fraternal bond and singularity.
At the end of a multidisciplinary training combining dance, physical theater and circus, each one follows his path as a performer, then the two brothers meet to create À l’abri du regard des hommes, avant d’aller mourir ailleurs, a hybrid dance-theater piece which marks the beginning of their collaboration in 1997. Twenty pieces will follow which anchor their fieldwork as much as they travel internationally. They draw their inspiration from literary, musical and pictorial sources, and intimately mixing artistic disciplines on the stage : En plein coeur (2006), Valse (2010), The Ogresse on archives and her dog (2011), Lightness of Storms (2014), Burn, rebellious hearts (2017), Mirages — boreal souls (2018), Arise (2019), JESTS (2021).
Marked by an uncompromising energy, summoning the performer to an intimate relationship with movement, the dance of the BEN AÏM brothers offers, beyond a speech, an experience, a "crossing" that the dancer performs in front of our eyes, that he lives each time with the sincerity of a full and entire presence.
With this demanding writing comes an art of composition which gives birth to the stage an imagination borrowing from dreams, from the marvelous of the tale and from invisible realities. Through a subtle effect of empathy, the audience enters an unstable world, where everything is the object of poetic questioning - a world to be experienced together.
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L'enfant du miroir
A l'abri du regard des hommes, avant d'aller mourir ailleurs
Obsessed with the expression of bodies in motion, Tommy has been devoting himself to direction since 2007. He was a professional dancer for 18 years (Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Ballet Preljocaj, ...).
Mirages — Les âmes boréales
Choreography : Christian & François Ben Aïm
Interpretation : Mylène Lamugnière et Félix Héaulme
Set design : Camille Duchemin
Original music : Philippe Le Goff
Lights : Laurent Patissier
Other collaborations : Création visuelle Guillaume Marmin, assisté de Paolo Morvan
Duration : 45 min