I remember saying goodbye
Dans ce nouvel épisode, les frères chorégraphes Christian et François Ben Aïm s’emparent de la majestueuse Sainte-Chapelle de Paris. Un instant envoûtant durant lequel se mêlent musique épurée signée Piers Faccini et danse contemporaine tout en sobriété.
De retour pour une 5ème édition, « Monuments en mouvement » fait pénétrer le public au cœur de certaines des plus emblématiques bâtisses de France, telles que l’abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel ou encore la Sainte-Chapelle de Paris ! Des lieux qui sont à redécouvrir au travers du spectre artistique, grâce notamment à des performances chorégraphiques et circassiennes de plusieurs artistes, invités à occuper avec leur création ces espaces chargés d’histoire.
Source : France TV
Arise relies on a sensitive approach to notions of loneliness and elevation. A poetic performance of sobriety to better reveal what is most alive in each of us. This deployment actually addresses the notion of the sacred and seeks to propose an approach that oscillates between religiosity and pagan dimension.
Source: Christian et François Ben Aïm
Ben Aïm, Christian & François
Christian and François Ben Aïm studied dance, physical theatre and circus skills before setting out to develop their performing careers independently in Canada and France.
They began collaborating in 1997 when they co-created their first piece, and went on to form their own company, CFB 451, in 1999. To date they have choreographed some twenty pieces together.
Their first piece, A l’abri du regard des hommes, avant d’aller mourir ailleurs, represents a cornerstone in their production. It is a hybrid piece in which dancers and actors feed off each other’s raw physical energy. La Frontera and Ne vous fiez pas au titre, il peut encore changer followed in the same vein, showcasing a style of dance that blends subtle humour with elements of surprise. In 2004 and 2006 they worked on a diptych inspired by the work of playwright Bernard-Marie Koltès, Carcasses, un œil pour deux and En plein cœur. The set designs and original musical scores of both pieces resonate with the texts.
Music has since played an increasingly significant role in their creations. Many of their choreographies are performed to original musical compositions (You're a bird, now!, Amor Fati Fati Amor, Louves, Résistance au droit, L'ogresse des archives et son chien, La forêt ébouriffée). In You're a bird, now! and L'ogresse des archives et son chien, the musicians and/or singer are part of the stage set and perform their music live.
The score for La légèreté des tempêtes (2014) was composed before the choreography was written, a first for the company. This allowed composer Jean-Baptiste Sabiani a great deal of creative freedom to interpret the theme of the piece. The music is played on stage by three cellists and a singer-percussionist.
Piers Faccini is an artist more than appreciated on the English pop scene. This young singer with a crystalline voice was born in the United Kingdom and lives in France for many years during his youth. It was nevertheless in London, during his studies at Eton College, that he began to practice music, composing rhythms for the poems he wrote between classes.
In 1997, the singer launched on stage in London. He plays as soon as he can, in many rooms of the English capital, then in France. In 2001, he was spotted by the Blue Label, installed in the city of Amiens. He can work on his first albums, including Leaving Trace in 2004, then Tering Sky in 2006. This second album will really make the reputation of Piers Faccini, and quite quickly enters the top 100 French sales.
In 2009, Piers Faccini released a new album: Two Grains of Sand, in which he perpetuates his very melancholic and poetic pop music. He worked there with Vincent Segal, Jules Bikoko and Ibrahim Maalouf.
Source : Agendaculturel.fr
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, ...).