Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc., 1958.2 / Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

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An examination of life’s little pleasures and irritations through the intimate stolen moments of an ordinary day. This reality, when suddenly considered from a different point of view, appears to us in a new light, and we rediscover the value of what is revealed. This is the art of metamorphosis, imposed on everyday life by the imagination.

This piece draws its inspiration and lifeblood from two sources: The Weight of the World: A Journal by Peter Handke, and the paintings of Edward Hopper.

Artistic team and partners

Choreography : Christian and François Ben Aïm

Performance : Christian Ben Aïm, François Ben Aïm, Sophie Bocquet, David Thénard, Sylvain Lagrand

General manager : Jean-Baptiste Lavaud

Lighting director : Caroline Nguyen

Sound director : Juliette Galamez

Production : CFB 451

Coproduction : Théâtre de Vanves – scène conventionnée pour la danse

Support : Ville de Vanves / Théâtre de Villepreux / Compagnie Eclats d’Art, avec le partenariat de la société Abalone