Successfully captivated for 40 minutes of the children with a show that does not tell us anything, that’s a feat! Proof that the imaginary childish need for freedom. With Mirage, the souls borealis , François and Christian Ben Aïm transport them to the Great North. Here nothing of the narrative. Not a word. The two choreographers wear in the effect of multiple stimuli to attract the attention of children and push them to invent their own story. In sum, it looks more like contemporary art than of the theatre. On stage, it is a mixture of dance, video, music, and decorations that transform. A lot of items that fascinate and raise questions.
In adults, it will be that of the influence of nature on man, his power to induce in him the rhythms and behaviors. The children ask rather: why the dancers are they cuddling? Another recurrent notion the plot, the one of outside and inside, through, for example, the image of this igloo where you take refuge but that then becomes a veil where are projected images of bizarre animals. And of course, the strangeness of the characters are half-man and half-animal. The kids have bought in, and out of the show comment on it with a passion. “Magical” is the word that comes up the most often in their mouth. Proof that dance can be a source of sensations and querying. And makes it a superfluous voice-over and comments.
The 8, 9 and 10 November at Châtillon, 22, 23 and 24 November in Guyancourt, on 9 and 10 December in Palaiseau, 16, 17 and 18 dec in le Havre, on 8 and 9 January in Chevilly-Larue, 11 and 12 January at the Kremlin-Bicêtre hospital in paris, on January 20 and 21 at Enghien-les-Bains, on 31 January and 1 February in Elancourt, February 4 and 5, at Evreux, on the 19th of February in Dijon, 5, 7, 8, 9 march at Rochefort, march 25 and 26, in Noisy-le-Sec, march 30, at Nantes, march 31, April 1 and 2, in Malakoff, 7, 8 and 9 April at Vénissieux, 11 and 12 April in Valencia on 23 and 24 may in Draguignan, 9 and 10 may at Cherbourg, 16, 17 and 18 may in Villefranche, on 23 and 24 may to Fontenay-sous-Bois.