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.
Calendar of creations
Snapshots - A series femal solos
Mirages — Boreal souls
Brûlent nos coeurs insoumis (Burn, rebellious hearts)
Peuplé, dépeuplé (Inhabited, uninhabited)
La légèreté des tempêtes
La forêt ébouriffée (The Dense Forest)
L'orée des visages
L'Ogresse des archives et son chien
Valse en trois temps
Résistance au droit
Amor fati fati amor
You're a bird, now!
En plein coeur
Carcasses, un oeil pour deux
Ne vous fiez pas au titre, il peut encore changer
Ô my brother !
Un homme en marche
L'enfant du miroir
A l'abri du regard des hommes, avant d'aller mourir ailleurs