FACETIES, Choregraphie Christian et Francois Ben Aim, sortie de residence le vendredi 20 decembre, Studio du CCN de Creteil. Danseurs interpretes : Johan Bichot, Christian Ben Aim (photo by Patrick Berger)

JESTS is forged around the theme of the vital impulse, in the continuity of a long-term research, which crosses different pieces of the company. However, for the first time, we have a stated intention to explore the burlesque register in our artistic work.

Accidents, surprises, diversions, provoking multiple unexpected chain reactions, constitute as many figures of style at the source of inspiration for the piece, which lets run wild to playfulness and whimsical joy. The play will develop a playful dimension by choreographically questioning the relationship with humor and derision.

For the first time, the intention is clearly to give to the work a humorous tone while exploring choreographic territory. The show will be about lightness, being out of step, casualness, with an ironic and mischievous writing style. The project proposes to create during the play a community of the absurd to question our current societies. Playing with differencies and decentration and looking for the gap, the piece, in a subtle reference to the burlesque cinema, places in its center the question of the rhythm to highlight the absurdity of our daily life.

Dance to question the outsider: The oddity, the strangeness, the marginality are sublimated and question normality thanks to the physical and spirit availability of the dancers. The course of actions is on a thread and is between the certain presence of the interpreter, his relationship to space and to others, and at the same time his distancing from the situation.

January 2021 — Le Théâtre, Scène nationale de Mâcon (71)

Tour 2021

January 15 — Théâtre de Beaune (21)

January 19 — La Ferme de Bel Ébat – Théâtre de Guyancourt (78)

January 25-26 — Théâtre de Châtillon (92), Festival Faits d’hiver, Micadanses

February 2 — Théâtre Chevilly–Larue (94)

February 4 — Centre des bords de Marne, Le Perreux-sur-Marne (94)

February 9 — Escher Theater (Luxembourg)

February 12 — Le Trident, Scène Nationale de Cherbourg (50)

March 7 — Théâtre des Bergeries à Noisy-le-sec (93)

March 16 — L’Odyssée, Scène conventionnée de Périgueux (24)

April 5-9 — Théâtre Jean-Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine (94) option

April 16-18 — Equinoxe, Scène nationale de Châteauroux (36) option

May 9-10 — Le théâtre de Cachan – Jacques Carat (94) option

September — Espace culturel Boris Vian, Les Ulis (91) option

Artistic dossier on demand: tournees@cfbenaim.com

Below is a short extract from the presentation at the Geste (s) Group sets. The project is laureate 2020.

Artistic team and partners

Danseurs interprètes - distribution en cours : EMILIO URBINA THIBAUT EIFERMAN JOHAN BICHOT CHRISTIAN BEN AÏM

Créateur lumières : LAURENT PATISSIER

Production : CFB 451

Coproductions : Esch Theater (Luxembourg), Le Trident, Scène nationale de Cherbourg-en Cotentin (50), Théâtre de Châtillon (92), Théâtre des Bergeries de Noisy-le-Sec (93), accueil studio de VIADANSE – CCN Bourgogne Franche Comté à Belfort (90)

Résidence de création : Le Théâtre, Scène nationale de Mâcon Val de Saône (71)

Soutiens : Centre des bords de Marne, Le Perreux-sur-Marne (94), Plateaux du Groupe Geste(s) / Lauréat 2020, La Commanderie – Mission danse de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (78), Arts Vivants en Vaucluse – Centre départemental de Rasteau (84), Théâtre Chevilly–Larue (94)

Mise à disposition de studio : La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne (94), CCN de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig (94), Conservatoire intercommunal de Malakoff (92), LE CENTQUATRE-PARIS (75)

Recherches en cours : Coproductions
Accueils en résidence