Burn, rebellious hearts - Work in progress
Burn, rebellious hearts
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
Brûlent nos cœurs insoumis
Artistic direction / Conception : Christian et François Ben Aïm
Choreography : Christian et François Ben Aïm
Choreography assistance : Jessica Fouché, Mélodie Gonzales
Interpretation : Fabien Almakiewicz, Christian Ben Aïm, François Ben Aïm, Félix Héaulme
Set design : Camille Duchemin
Original music : Ibrahim Maalouf
Additionnal music : Sarah Dayan & Cécile Roubin, violons ; Guillaume Becker, alto ; Lydia Shelley, violoncelle
Lights : Laurent Patissier
Costumes : Camille Ait Allouache
Settings : Thierry Rasamiarisoa et Bruno Perachon
Sound : Hervé Le Dorlot
Other collaborations : Dramaturgie : Guillaume Poix, Régie générale : Luc Béril, Remerciements à : Claire de Zorzi, Patrick Berger, Patrice Pépin, Clémence Beauxis et Pierre Galais
The American origins of modern dance: [1930-1950] from the expressive to the abstract
[1970-2018] Neoclassical developments: They spread worldwide, as well as having multiple repertoires and dialogues with contemporary dance.
In the 1970s, artists’ drive towards a new classic had been ongoing for more than a half century and several generations had already formed since the Russian Ballets. As the years went by, everyone defended or defends classical dance as innovative, unique, connected to the other arts and the preoccupations of its time.
DANCE AND DIGITAL ARTS
Why do I dance ?
The Dance Biennale
Hip hop / Influences
This Course introduce to what seems to be Hip Hop’s roots.
Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis
Body and conflicts
A look on the bonds which appear to emerge between the dancing body and the world considered as a living organism.
The national choreographic centres
Roots of Diversity in Contemporary Dance
Käfig, portrait of a company
Do you mean Folklores?
Presentation of how choreographers are revisiting Folklore in contemporary creations.
Focus on the variety of bodies offered by contemporary dance and how to show these bodies: from complete nudity to the body completely hidden or covered.