A common exploration: christian & françois ben aïm, jean-marie machado & christophe marguet, thibaut eiferman
From their meeting at the Centre des bords de Marne and their respective discoveries, the desire to cross artistic experiences was born. During their exchanges, the reflection on instantaneous composition led to this musical and dance adventure.
This is a performance imbued with poetry that draws its stakes from mutual listening, the present moment and the permanent dialogue between music and dance.
This “impromptu” for three dancers and two musicians offers a magical and unique moment, an astonishing and explosive interlude, a perpetual discovery of what can be created in the course of the imagination and the unfolding of theatrical events, through resonance, sequencing and poetic friction.
In the sharing of the organic energy of their dance, with the physicality of the music accentuating the perception of the moment, the communicative pleasure of the artists towards the audience is born, constantly taken to an unexpected place.
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
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L'enfant du miroir
A l'abri du regard des hommes, avant d'aller mourir ailleurs
Artistic direction / Conception : Chrisitian & François Ben Aïm
Interpretation : Chrisitian & François Ben Aïm, Thibaut Eiferman, Jean-Marie Machado & Christophe Marguet
Live music : Jean-Marie Machado & Christophe Marguet