Valse en trois temps (solo)
Compagnie CFB 451/Christian & François Ben Aïm (F)
by Compagnie CFB 451 / Christian & François Ben Aïm
choreography Christian and Francois Ben Aim
whit Aurélie Berland
coproduced by Théâtre de la Madeleine – Troyes‚
Conseil régional de Chanpagne-Ardenne
supported by Arcadi‚ Action culturelle du pays de Briey résidence de création‚ Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson
project supported by Nuovi Mecenati/New Markets Foundation and the French Embassy in Italy
Saturday May 19‚ 2012
space > Piazza Vittorio Veneto
Christian and François Ben Aïm propose a project made up of three short pièces‚ with the aim of creating a dance accessible to everyone and lead the audience into different physical locations. The three pièces can also function individually. This work of theirs deals with the poetry of gesture exploring their heterogeneous universe (dance‚ circus‚ plastic arts‚ music). The piéce on the Interplay/12 program is a solo with classical music played by Aurélie Berland‚ in which the choreographers explore the contrast between the choreographic movement and classical music‚ looking for the abstraction and the fluidity of the body in space. The performance will take place in the the urban setting of Piazza Vittorio Veneto‚ the cultural and commercial nerve center of Turin.
Christian & François Ben Aïm met in Montreal where they worked for 2 years as dancers for the Danish choreographer Angelika Oei and the Carbon 14 Company. Back in France‚ in 1997‚ together they created their first original piéce while also working as performers for other choreographers (Soraya Djebbar‚ Odile Azagury‚ the Retouramont company‚ Philippe Jamet‚ Hervé Diasnas‚ Haïm Adri‚ Serge Papiernik-Soyez and Virginie Mira‚ Namik Makick’s Hybrium company). Since 1997‚ they have created 11 shows. Their creative approach is multidisciplinary and explores physical theater and circus arts‚ as well as dance.