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Valse en trois temps

Christian et François Ben Aïm 2010

Choreographer(s) : Ben Aïm, Christian & François (France)

Present in collection(s): Christian et François Ben Aïm

Video producer : CFB 451

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Valse en trois temps

Christian et François Ben Aïm 2010

Choreographer(s) : Ben Aïm, Christian & François (France)

Present in collection(s): Christian et François Ben Aïm

Video producer : CFB 451

en fr

Valse en trois temps

A solo, a duet, a trio. Graceful and dazzling, this piece showcases a generous, jubilant writing. In three distinct musical movements, the dancers explore their relationships to self and others, sharing their delight in play and dance.

Solo
A break out of time, some great classical music melodies, the mind wanders, soars to the sound of the notes, and is carried away by the body.

Duo
False pretences are shattered in this playful duel in which gentle embraces compete with full body contact.

Trio
A ball in the slums, like a release, where the joyful passion for life is exhaled as the dancers reel around!

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


 

2021

JESTS

2019

Snapshots - A series femal solos

Arise

2018

Mirages — Boreal souls

2017

Brûlent nos coeurs insoumis (Burn, rebellious hearts)

2016

Peuplé, dépeuplé (Inhabited, uninhabited)

2014

La légèreté des tempêtes

2013

La forêt ébouriffée (The Dense Forest)

L'orée des visages

Karma

2011

L'Ogresse des archives et son chien

2010

Valse en trois temps

Résistance au droit

2008

Louves

Amor fati fati amor

2007

You're a bird, now!

2006

En plein coeur

2004

Carcasses, un oeil pour deux

2003

Ne vous fiez pas au titre, il peut encore changer

2001

Ô my brother !

La Frontera

1999

Un homme en marche

L'enfant du miroir

1998

L'homme rapaillé

1997

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

Valse en trois temps

Artistic direction / Conception : Christian et François Ben Aïm

Choreography : Christian et François Ben Aïm

Interpretation : Solo Aurélie Berland Duo Anne Foucher, Christian Ben Aïm, Trio Aurélie Berland, Anne Foucher, François Ben Aïm

Original music : Solo Grands airs de Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Ravel, Tchaïkovski, Mozart, Mahler, Liszt, Vivaldi Duo Xploding Plastix, Sports, not heavy crime Trio The Tiger Lillies, Finale / Terrible / Sailors / Reap what you sow / Le Havre / Fisheads

Additionnal music : Jean-Baptiste Sabiani (écriture musicale sur les musiques originales)

Lights : Laurent Patissier, Pierre Galais

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