© Frédéric Iovino

© Frédéric Iovino

© Frédéric Iovino

© Frédéric Iovino

© Frédéric Iovino

© Frédéric Iovino

© Frédéric Iovino

La légèreté des tempêtes (The Whim of storm) is the calm before the storm, alternately holding back and letting go.

Desire is the central element of this piece. Conceived as the driving force of the performers on stage, it breathes life into them, giving each of their movements a spontaneous urgency that is either creative or destructive.

If desire represents an extreme impulse towards a certain goal, the choreographers aim to work with perpetual contrasts, revealing what it is to be a human being through the mediation of a precise, convulsive style of writing that manifests as a succession of sensations and resonances, consisting of rupture, urgency and grace, resistance and abandonment, brutality and poetry, collapse and equilibrium…

For this new project, the company commissioned the composer Jean-Baptiste Sabiani to create an original score, which will be performed on stage by three cellists and a singer.

Media kit available on request

Artistic team and partners

Choregraphy : Christian and François Ben Aïm

Performance : Dancers Aurélie Berland, Florence Casanave, Mélodie Gonzales, Christian Ben Aïm, Cellist Mathilde Sternat, Lili Gautier, Frédéric Kret or Frédéric Deville Singer Bruno Ferrier

Music : Jean-Baptiste Sabiani

Assistant : Jessica Fouché

Lights : Laurent Patissier

Costumes : Dulcie Best

Stage manager : Luc Béril or Olivier Mendili

Sound : Sébastien Teulié

Construction : Olivier Crochet, Timothy Larcher

Production : CFB 451

Coproductions : Le Théâtre – Scène nationale de Mâcon Val de Saône / Théâtre de Rungis / Théâtre des Bergeries – Noisy-le-Sec / Chorège, Relais Culturel Régional du Pays de Falaise / Accueil studio CCN de La Rochelle – Kader Attou / Le Cargo, Segré

Choreographic residencies : La Briqueterie – CDC du Val de Marne – Vitry-sur-Seine / Les Brigittines, Centre d’Art contemporain du Mouvement de la ville de Bruxelles / Théâtre de Châtillon

Supports : Conseil Général du Val-de-Marne / SPEDIDAM / ADAMI / Fonds SACD Musiques de scène

Thanks : CCN de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne – compagnie Käfig and Atelier de Paris Carolyn Carlson / CDC