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Mirages — Boreal souls


Mirages — Boreal souls


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

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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

Pascal, Tommy

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, ...).

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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

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