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Instantanés #3 - Alex Blondeau

Instantanés #3 - Alex Blondeau

Snapshots #3 - Alex Blondeau

With Snapshots, choreographers Christian and François Ben Aïm propose  a series of solos performed by women. This work brings into dialogue  the springs of intimacy and the hectic forces of the outside world. It  unfolds as a fragmented study of what makes up an identity, seen as a  moving matter.

Each solo is an opportunity to bring out a new energy, underground,  unknown, a reserved part. This study borrows from haiku, the poetry of  the moment. Here, through movement and gesture, the choreographers seek  to capture this emotion, immediate and fleeting, in the manner of a  photographer capturing the decisive moment.

Short pieces, light forms for the stage as well as in situ, they can  be presented indoors or outdoors. These solos can live autonomously,  alone, or be associated with each other, in a configuration adapted to  each occasion and space.
Eventually, this series of short female portraits will constitute a  mosaic, a kaleidoscope with multiple entries and combinations.

> With the creation of Instantanés #3 - Alex Blondeau at Les Plateaux Sauvages,  a new feminine era is opening. With transformation and revelation still  as a guide, like a passage from darkness to light, for this third opus,  the choreographers have chosen the theme of night, in order to bring  out a new, underground and unknown energy.
In the same way that the first solos highlight the qualities of the  performer in the face of a specific universe, for this part, two ideas  lead the first desires: the expression nightbird with all the imaginary  that it evokes; and the association of the word night with that of  disappearance, the night envisaged as a metaphorical space to say the  absence, and also the moment when one can (re)invite with joy the absent  ones. 

Source: Christian & François Ben Aïm

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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

Monpontet, Philippe

 Director, Screenwriter, Director of photography, Editor, Sound editor, Artistic director, Mixing.

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Instantanés #3 - Alex Blondeau

Artistic direction / Conception : Christian & François Ben Aïm

Choreography : Christian Ben Aïm

Interpretation : Alex Blondeau

Original music : Nicolas Deutsch

Lights : Laurent Patissier

Costumes : Maud Heintz

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