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Burn, rebellious hearts - Teaser

Burn, rebellious hearts - Teaser

Burn, rebellious hearts

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.


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 !

La Frontera


Un homme en marche

L'enfant du miroir


L'homme rapaillé


A l'abri du regard des hommes, avant d'aller mourir ailleurs

Brûlent nos cœurs insoumis

Artistic direction / Conception : Christian et François Ben Aïm

Choreography : Christian et François Ben Aïm

Choreography assistance : Jessica Fouché, Mélodie Gonzales

Interpretation : Fabien Almakiewicz, Christian Ben Aïm, François Ben Aïm, Félix Héaulme

Set design : Camille Duchemin

Original music : Ibrahim Maalouf

Additionnal music : Sarah Dayan & Cécile Roubin, violons ; Guillaume Becker, alto ; Lydia Shelley, violoncelle

Lights : Laurent Patissier

Costumes : Camille Ait Allouache

Settings : Thierry Rasamiarisoa et Bruno Perachon

Sound : Hervé Le Dorlot

Other collaborations : Dramaturgie : Guillaume Poix, Régie générale : Luc Béril, Remerciements à : Claire de Zorzi, Patrick Berger, Patrice Pépin, Clémence Beauxis et Pierre Galais

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