The Senseless Community

Short form created in 2021

In relation to the creation JESTS (2021), Christian and François Ben Aïm have imagined a new short form, directly inspired by the piece, which can leave the theatre and be performed in all types of spaces.

This impromptu is the result of a double desire: to always expand the territory of dance to new audiences and to keep themes that preside over the piece very active: the unpredictable, the relationship to the moment, and the constant adaptation to the environment.

As with JESTS, the choreographers explore the burlesque register in this artistic work where the unusual is combined with the undisciplined, proposing a daring and salutary step aside. The writing around the trio explores the notion of letting go and the physical qualities that characterise it.

Thanks to the physical availability of the performers and the subtle balance of its writing, The Senseless Community has won over new followers from the JESTS community of the absurd.

This reflection originated in the sketch presented to the Geste(s) group, where the choreographers were awarded the 2020 prize. Below is an extract from the presentation.

Cover © Jonathan Daniel Pryce; Image gallery © Patrick Berger

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