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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





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

Machado, Jean-Marie

Monpontet, Philippe

CFB 451

CFB 451


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

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