Mirages — Boreal souls
Mirages - les âmes boréales
A FUTURISTIC FABLE BLENDING DOCUMENTARY-STYLE ELEMENTS WITH FANTASY
Set against the backdrop of a polar landscape, Mirages — Les âmes boréales plunges viewers into the heart of the icy expanses of the far North. The piece casts us adrift towards lands both real and fantastical, firing our imaginations yet asking questions.
This contemporary tale plays on illusion and uses a variety of resources – artistic, choreographic, acoustic and sensory – to thrill and fascinate us. Sound and video play an important part in the piece, and when associated with movement, reveal the dream-like, magical quality of this landscape, transfiguring the glacial wilderness that conditions the mind and transforms the body.
Mark-making and fusion are key, and the piece is interested in the ability nature has to affect/infect human beings, so as to examine, by reflection, the mark they leave on earth.
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
Ne vous fiez pas au titre, il peut encore changer
L'enfant du miroir
A l'abri du regard des hommes, avant d'aller mourir ailleurs
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, ...).
Mirages — Les âmes boréales
Choreography : Christian et François Ben Aïm
Interpretation : Mylène Lamugnière, Félix Héaulme
Set design : Camille Duchemin
Original music : Philippe Le Goff
Video conception : Guillaume Marmin assisté de Paolo Morvan
Lights : Laurent Patissier
Costumes : Camille Aït Allouache
Duration : 45min
Western classical dance enters the modernity of the 20th century: The Ballets russes and the Ballets suédois
If the 19th century is that of romanticism, the entry into the new century is synonymous of modernity! It was a few decades later that it would be assigned, a posteriori, the name of “neo-classical”.
The BNP Paribas Foundation
CHRISTIAN & FRANÇOIS BEN AÏM – VITAL MOMENTUM
[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
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