Team and board

Choreographic artists

Fabien Almakiewicz
Dancer
Fabien Almakiewicz
  • Fabien Almakiewicz studied at the Beaux Arts in Cherbourg and Marseille, from 1997 to 2002, after a training in stained glass in Cahors, then in Nancy at the Centre Européen de Recherches et de Formation aux Arts Verriers (CERFAV). In 1998, he discovered somatic movement techniques and contemporary dance and in 1999 joined the European Dance Development Centre (EDDC) in Arnhem (Netherlands). Since then, he has participated in creations and performances as a dancer and performer with Christophe Haleb’s company La Zouze (1999-2003), the Collectif Skalen (2004-2008), the choreographer Rosalind Crisp (2004), Serge Ricci’s company Mi-octobre (2000-2012), the company Grégoire & Co of Sylvie Le Quéré (2009-2010), the company Hatmen of Françoise Tartinville (2012), the company Point Zéro Delphine Caron (2014), the company Mouvoire Stephan Thiersch (Germany) (2013-2016) and Christian Rizzo (2013-2016). In 2016, he joined the company Christian and François Ben Aïm on the creation Brûlent nos cœurs insoumis.

Aurélie Berland
Dancer
Aurélie Berland
  • Aurélie Berland studied contemporary dance at the CNSMDP, graduating in 2006. She then worked mainly with Daniel Dobbels in several group and solo pieces and with Christian and François Ben Aïm in the pieces Amor Fati Fati Amor (2008), Résistance au droit (2010) and Valse en trois temps (2010). Since 2011, she has been training in dance movement notation, LABAN system at the CNSMDP. In 2013, she danced for Christine Gérard as part of In Vivo danse 2013 at the Centre Georges Pompidou. In 2014, she is a performer in the piece La Traversée by Nacera Belaza and in La légèreté des tempêtes, a 2014 creation by Christian and François Ben Aïm.

Johan Bichot
Dancer, circus artist
Johan Bichot
  • Johan Bichot trained at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts du Cirque in Rosny-sous-Bois and then at the Ecole Fratellini where he wrote two dance pieces, Wackyland in 2007 and Arena in 2008. He then worked for a year as an acrobat in Italy in Arturo Brachetti’s music hall Gran Varieta. In 2011 he dances alongside choreographer Josef Nadj in the piece Cherry brandy. After a first collaboration in 2012 with Netty Radvanyi on the circus piece Striptyque written around the painter Francis Bacon, they create Brut for his own company at the CCN d’Orléans in 2014 – winning show of the European competition “Circus Next”. In 2016, he danced in the film La claque directed by Loren Denis as part of the “3rd scene” digital space created by Benjamin Millepied for the Paris Opera, then danced alongside Nasser Martin-Gousset in ROMAN adapted from the book Women in love by D.H.Lawrence. In 2018/2019 he works as a performer alongside Christian Rizzo in his latest piece Une Maison. After a first collaboration in 2011 with the company where he is an interpreter for L’ogresse des archives et son chien, a second fruitful collaboration is announced for FACÉTIES.

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Dancer
Florence Casanave
  • After two years of training (2001-2003) at Epse Danse with Françoise Texier in Montpellier, Florence Casanave is a performer in the company Grégoire&co/Sylvie Le Quéré in the creations Pensées Secrètes and Taka, and continues various collaborations with the company since then, notably for Elisabeth Shwartz’s dance conference on Isadora Duncan in 2012. She deepened her training at P.A.R.T.S. (2004-2006) where she studied releases techniques and experimented with her own creative processes. She will later collaborate with Lance Gries, her teacher, on improvisation projects. In addition, she is a performer for Salia nï Seydou in the revival of Le Siècle des Fous, and Eléonore Didier in the solo LaiSsERvenIR. Between 2012 and 2014, she is a performer for the company Ubi/Alessandra Piccoli and Sarosi Nay in the pieces Chronica and Geminus.
    In parallel to her career as a performer, she created with Elisabeth Fernandes the company Body Works in Rennes where she wrote three short pieces D.O.R. (solo), Les Mouvantes (duo) and Faire des ponts et Voler (trio) in which she is also a performer. Faithful to the company 29X27, she collaborates with it for its young audience project Le Ring des Anges in 2009, and its in situ improvisation project Perspective(s), then she teaches regularly at the sept-cent-quatre-vingt-trois in Nantes. In 2014, she met Christian and François Ben Aïm and took part in the creation La Légèreté des tempêtes.

Léonor Clary
Dancer
Léonor Clary
  • Born in 1992, Léonor Clary explores different forms of artistic and physical practice, from musical violin studies to rhythmic gymnastics, from circus practice to individual sports, before starting dance at 16. She continued her dance theater training at the Folkwang Universität Der Künste, Pina Bausch, where she took over the repertoire (The Rite of Spring, Tannhaüser) as well as that of José Limon (Concerto Grosso). She also collaborates with choreographers such as Susanne Linke, Malou Airaudo, Henrietta Horn, as well as with dancers from Tanztheater Wuppertal. She also works with the company Theater Der Klänge in Düsseldorf and the Tanztheater Erfurt (Germany), and also follows a theater training with Maria Machado Dubillard in Paris. In 2015, she met Christian and François Ben Aïm, and was chosen for the reprise of the role for the piece La Légèreté des tempêtes.

Chiara Corbetta - danseuse
Dancer
Chiara Corbetta
  • Chiara Corbetta was born in Italy in 1994. She joined the National Ballet Academy in Rome in 2010. In 2016 she graduated with a Ba Hons in Dance from Kingston University London and then worked with Rosie Kay Dance Company, Levantes Dance Theatre, David Massingham, Joumana Mourad and Jason Piper. She then moved to Kaunas, Lithuania to join Aura Dance Theatre Company for two years under the direction of Birute Letukaite, where she performed internationally and collaborated with several guest choreographers such as Gil Kerer, Yoshiko Waki (Bodytalk), Bea Debrabant and Vangelis Legakis. She then moved between Vienna, London and Paris, participating in several projects and performing for TanzCompany Gervasi directed by Elio Gervasi, NuaDance Company founded by Neus Gil Cortes and Acno Dance Project directed by Mourad Bouyad and Paul Lamy. She is also a certified teacher of Yin and Vyniasa yoga.

Lee Davern portrait
Dancer
Lee Davern
  • Born in Oxford, Lee Davern began his professional dance training at age 20 at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in England. He began his career as a performer with Dance Theater of Ireland, Wired Ariel Theater, Tom Dale and Protein. In 2007, he collaborated with the Icelandic company Himherandit Productions for a creation presented at the Reykjavik Dance festival, then with the Swiss company Alias of Guilherme Botelho. In 2009 he joined Jasmin Vardimon’s company in England and the Royal Opera house, before starting a collaboration with the company DV8 Physical Theater for two creations and international tours. Since 2012, he lives in Paris and works with the company Ôma-Belles Embardées for the piece Animal social (2011), the choreographer Ingrid Florin in Au nom du père (2013) and in the Opera Médée (2012) with the choreographer Kim Brandstrup. In 2013, he joined Christian and François Ben Aïm’s company for a new role in the piece La Forêt ébouriffée (2013).

Vincent Delétang portrait
Dancer
Vincent Delétang
  • After obtaining a degree in English and the school teacher’s exam, Vincent Delétang trained in dance at the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris before joining the CNDC in Angers under the direction of Emmanuelle Huynh. In 2008, he was a performer in Paco Dècina’s company, and since 2010 he has been collaborating with Carolyn Carlson, for whom he is a choreographic assistant and performer in two editions of the Dansewindows project. He joins Camille Ollagnier on his project Les Garçons Sauvages where he performs the solo Elseneur. He developed his own choreographic writing within the DesiDelà collective, notably in À deux dans une manche with Virginie Quigneaux. Holder of a state diploma and a Master’s degree in Culture and Communication, he has developed several educational and creative projects with different amateur audiences (schools, hospitals, associations). In 2013, he joined Christian and François Ben Aïm for a new role in the play La Forêt ébouriffée.

Thibaut Eiferman
Dancer
Thibaut Eiferman
  • Thibaut Eiferman was born in Paris and raised in New York. He did his classical training at the American Ballet Theater school before joining Ballet British Columbia in Vancouver for two years. He discovered Gaga, the movement research created by Ohad Naharin, with Danielle Agami in Los Angeles, where he danced with Ate9 Dance Company for three years. He then left to dance in Tel Aviv with Batsheva Ensemble for the 2017-2018 season, where he began his H H H project as a choreographer and performer. Thibaut Eiferman continues his choreographic adventure in Paris, where he is a certified Gaga teacher. He teaches at Micadanses and at the Paris Opera.

Eric Fessenmeyer portrait
Dancer
Eric Fessenmeyer
  • After training at the CNR in Poitiers, Eric Fessenmeyer began his career as a performer in 1998 with Odile Azagury and Claude Magne, and continued his encounters for numerous creations and performances with Hervé Diasnas, Christie Lehuédé and Laurent Falguièras. He participated in the adaptation of La bouche pleine de terre by Branimir Scepanovic, directed by Richard Sammut. In 2001, he joined the company of Christian and François Ben Aïm for the plays O mon frère ! (2001), La frontera (2001), Ne vous fiez pas au titre, il peut encore changer (2003), En plein Coeur (2006) and Amor fati fati amor (2008). Since 2010, he collaborates with Joseph Nadj, as a performer in Cherry Brandy (2010), La longueur des cent aiguilles (2010), Les philosophes (2011) and Ozoon (2013). In 2007, he founded the company La Cavale with Julie Coutant, allowing him to develop his own artistic universe. A collaboration with choreographer Cécile Loyer began in 2014.

Anne Foucher
Dancer
Anne Foucher
  • After training as a physiotherapist, Anne Foucher trained as a dancer with Carole Hacker and during workshops with various choreographers. Since 1994, she has worked with Richard Mouradian, François Laroche Valière, Pal Frenak, Annie Vigier and Frank Apertet, Dominique Verpraet, Jean-Antoine Bigot and Radhouane El Meddeb. From 1998 to 2005, she joined the Compagnie Fattoumi-Lamoureux as a performer and participated in eight of their creations. She created her first solo Excroissance and assisted Sophie Lamarche Damoure as an external viewer for the creation i. Holder of the DE, she teaches, gives workshops and participates in various events related to the work of the different companies she collaborates with. In 2005, she joined Christian and François Ben Aïm’s company and participated in their creations En Plein Cœur (2006), Amor fati fati amor (2008) and Valse en trois temps (2010).

Mélodie Gonzales
Dancer
Mélodie Gonzales
  • Mélodie Gonzales, a Franco-American, began her stage experience in France with the Jeune Ballet du Languedoc and the Christiane Marciano Company. She then left to train at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Fl., USA, where she obtained a Bachelors of Fine Arts in dance in 2004, then at the Laban Institute in London where she obtained a Master’s degree in Dance Performance. She then divides her time between Europe and the United States, collaborating with several international choreographers: Daniel Lewis (Jose Limon Co.), Michael Uthoff (MUDT), Peter London (Martha Graham Dance Co), Jennifer Muller (NYC), Aszure Barton (NYC)… In 2009, she won the ADAMI’s Rencontres Talents Danse competition for performers. In 2010, she created the artists’ collective CERICA within which she developed her own choreographic research with the pieces Pièces Courtes and Poupées Post-it. In 2013, she co-directed her first feature film with Daniel Madoff (ex-dancer of Merce Cunningham). As a teacher, Mélodie taught in Miami in 2004 and in London between 2007 and 2009 at the Trinity Laban Institute and Lewisham College in London. Since 2008, she has been developing a movement exploration technique for dancers and non-dancers that she shares through classes and workshops. In 2014, she became a member of the KD Danse company directed by Kirsten Debrock and joined Christian and François Ben Aïm for their new project, La légèreté des tempêtes.

Félix Héaulme
Dancer
Félix Héaulme
  • Felix Héaulme started dancing at a very young age with the Groupe Grenade directed by Josette Baïz, in which he trained in different techniques and participated in numerous creations. He then joined the professional company of Josette Baïz from 2006 to 2014 as a dancer and teacher, and he also created some choreographic modules for the young people of the group. In 2014 he met Michel Kelemenis, and joined his company for two creations. As the meetings go by, he participates in various projects, with the company Elephante/Sandra Français, the company Beaver Dam/Edouard Hue, the collective Fréquence Moteur/Valentine Paley, or the G.U.I.D/Angelin Preljocaj. In 2016, he joined the company Christian and François Ben Aïm on the creation Brûlent nos cœurs insoumis, then on the creation Mirages – Les âmes boréales in 2018.

Mylène Lamugnière
Dancer
Mylène Lamugnière
  • After studying Foreign Languages Applied to Commerce and Communication, Mylène obtained a Master 2 in Management of Cultural Organizations and Events in 2007. She then joined Josette Baïz’s company Grenade from 2008 to 2014 where she collaborated with various choreographers such as Jean-Claude Gallotta, Abou Laagra, Jérôme Bel, Dominique Hervieu, Eun-me Ahn and Germaine Acogny. In 2014, she joined Gilles Verièpe for his creation She-Mâle and participated in the revival of the role of his piece Kube. This same year marks the beginning of her collaboration with Michel Kelemenis with whom she participates in two creations including Rock&Goal in 2016. Mylène also collaborates on more occasional projects with Jean-Antoine Bigot and Anne Le Batard’s company Ex-Nihilo, the German-Swiss choreographer Léa Moro and Hervé Koubi. Holder of the DE, she teaches and participates in various events related to the work of the different companies with which she collaborates: teaching, creation, assisting. In 2016, she joined the company Christian and François Ben Aïm on the creation Mirages – Les âmes boréales.

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Dancer
Léa Lansade
  • Léa Lansade started dancing and gymnastics in Brittany. She then entered the CNSMD of Paris from which she graduated in 2006. After these years rich in choreographic adventures, from repertoire to creation, she joined the Groupe Urbain d’Intervention Dansée of the Ballet Preljocaj, Centre Chorégraphique National d’Aix-en-Provence and continued her career as a performer with choreographer Jean-Christophe Boclé, Emilio Calcagno (Nouvelle Vague – Génération Bagnolet, in 2009, a project in which she met Daniel Larrieu and performed the piece Chiquenaudes, awarded at the Concours de Bagnolet in 1982) and the director Pierre Longuenesse. Her interests in music and theater lead her to exchange with different artists, allowing her to experiment with various forms of representation, from composition to instantaneous writing and improvisation, as well as different performance spaces. Holder of the State Diploma of contemporary dance teacher, she teaches at the same time in conservatory to young dancers, groups of amateurs and is also associated artist to the project Danse à l’École du théâtre La Faïencerie of Creil between 2010 and 2016. Following her meeting with Didier Théron, she participated in the creation of Shangaï Boléro, Festival Montpellier Danse 2011, and danced in Hara Kiri, Nous Autres, Sacrément Gonflés, Les Gonflés. In 2012, she created Exploit, by Pauline Simon – a prize-winning piece at the Danses Élargies competition of the Théâtre de la Ville – presented in September 2013 at the Théâtre des Abbesses. At the same time, it is by integrating the company De l’Entre-Deux that she begins a collaboration with the choreographer Daniel Dobbels for the creation of Entre les écrans du temps (May 2014, Théâtre National de Chaillot). Also a performer with choreographers Mié Coquempot K622 : 1080 – l’art de la Fugue, Sébastien Ly, compagnie Kerman : Au-delà de l’Absence, Aux portes de l’oubli, Daniel Dobbels : Sur le silence du temps, she collaborates with François Ben Aïm for the creation of Instantané Solo#2 and with Sébastien Laurent for the piece Désenchanter – réenchanter. She dances in Littéral and the revivals of Chiquenaudes and Romance en Stuc.

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Dancer
Rémi Leblanc-Messager
  • Born in Rennes, Rémi Leblanc-Messager discovers contemporary dance in 2006 within the university choreographic group of his native city, in parallel with his studies of Art History and Archaeology. It was during this period that he met Fabrice Dasse, Catherine Diverrès’ dancer, who pushed him to go further in the practice of this art. After his dance studies in Montpellier, he works during these two years with, among others, Claude Brumachon, Sylvie Girond, Larrio Ekson within the training EpseDanse. In 2010 he joins the Jam Art Company of Constantinos Tsakirelis based in Athens for the creations L’Echo du Silence and 117 Eclisomata. That same year he participated in the creation Entre Chiens et Loups by Salia Sanou and Anne-Marie Porras for the opening of the Montpellier Danse 2010 festival. He is also a dancer for the company Astatic where he participates in the creations E-moi and Issue. In 2012, he became a dancer in the company Bissextille of Stéphane Fratti on the creation Mur Mur and joined the company Etant Donné for the 2013 creation Les Noces. During this year he participated in the creation Au temps où les arabes dansaient by Radhouane El Meddeb as well as Ô mon frère ! by Christian and François Ben Aïm. In 2014 he participated in the creation Miravella for the company ACT2/Catherine Dreyfus.

Marie Lévénez
Dancer
Marie Lévénez
  • Marie Lévénez trained in academic dance (neo-classical, contemporary) at the Conservatoire de Versailles where she obtained her diploma of choreographic studies (DEC). Her first year was marked by improvisation work based on the work of Pina Baush. This was the beginning of a great interest in dance theater. She joined the junior company le Marchepied in Lausanne. She has the opportunity to dance several pieces by Swiss choreographers and to perform abroad and regularly in public spaces. In 2018 she performed for the Quarts d’heures de Sévelin, with the choreographer Judith Desse. She researches, develops and enriches her movement by participating in workshops abroad. For two years, she joined the Cobosmika training program, including a year with Peter Mika’s junior company. Following this course, she worked in the new piece Geisha by Diego Sinniger Sala. She discovered a passion for clubbing dances, including electro. She then started training alone or with dancers.

Paolo Locci
Circus artist
Paolo Locci
  • After a circus training at the FLIC school in Turin, then in Brussels at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque, Paolo Locci specializes in Chinese mast, and “hand to hand”. Back in Turin, he became a teacher of Chinese mast at the FLIC school, and offers workshops for professionals and amateurs. In 2009, he created his own company Ibonobi while continuing to work as a performer with several circus and street companies. He joined the Christian and François Ben Aïm company in 2010 for the piece L’Ogresse des archives et son chien (2011).

Grégoire Puren
Dancer, circus artist
Grégoire Puren
  • Child of an actor, very quickly confronted with the public, he takes a complementary path by entering the Annie Fratellini circus school and the SAMOVAR theater school in Paris. Some of his first projects found their culmination in the street and in companies by applying the knowledge of his various trainings, such as commedia dell’arte, clowning, acrobatics, Chinese mat, movement theater with Claire Heggen, Amy Atthab, Pina Blankevort, Franck Dinet, Cie Malabar, Cie Rasposo, Cie Les Sangles. From then on, he opened himself to contemporary expression and never stopped exploring the choreographic universe, multiplying workshops and courses with Catherine Dubois, Jordi Vidal, Jackie Taffanel. Since 2010, he has collaborated with Christian and François Ben Aïm for the pieces L’Ogresse des archives et son chien (2011) and La Forêt ébouriffée (2013).

Anne-Flore de Rochambeau
Dancer
Anne-Flore de Rochambeau
  • Following her artistic training in Paris, New York and Montreal (UQAM, Bacc Danse 2012), Anne-Flore de Rochambeau is developing her practice as a performer and choreographer in Montreal. Her choreographic research is strongly influenced by her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Social Sciences and focuses on the development of a sensitive gesture that architects space in the image of our social behaviors. In 2013, she began the development of a choreographic triptych inspired by fluid dynamics, the different parts of which were presented in several festivals such as Quartiers Danses and Zone Homa (Montreal), Accès Danse (Châteauguay), as well as Dance Matters (Toronto) and Auteurs de Troubles (France). At the same time, she is developing Alt-shift with choreographer Liliane Moussa, a creative laboratory developing in situ and immersive choreographic works, open to unpredictability, artistic collaborations and the exploration of multiple venues. At a time when the performative and provocative spectacle is in effervescence, Anne-Flore inhabits the space of a refined aesthetic where the bodies embody an organic and intuitive language. Exploring the intimate relationship between the individual and his or her environment, she develops a body language that reflects the unconscious mechanisms that characterize our interactions. In 2015, a first meeting took place with Christian & François Ben Aïm in Cayenne around the creation of the duet Dévore-moi, il n’y a rien à craindre, commissioned by Touka Danse – CDC Guyane.
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Pierre-Emmanuel Sorignet
Dancer
Pierre-Emmanuel Sorignet
  • Sociologist, dancer and choreographer, Pierre-Emmanuel Sorignet is an associate researcher at the social sciences laboratory of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and a lecturer at the University of Lausanne. His sociological work is essentially focused on the dance profession. He has written several articles on this theme. The synthesis of his work has been published in 2010 in the book Danser, enquête dans les coulisses d’une vocation, published by La Découverte. In 1993 he began his career as a performer with Philippe Glass, in a danced opera choreographed by Birgitta Trommler (in Germany) and then with the Silenda company. Between 2006 and 2010 he joined the CCN of Caen Fattoumi-Lamoureux as a performer.
    He collaborates with the company Christian and François Ben Aïm for a new role in Un homme en marche (1999), then for the creations of En plein cœur (2006), L’Ogresse des archives et son chien (2011) and for several event projects. In 2013, he choreographed Un camion dans la tête.

Spartacus
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Spartacus
  • After studying at the Actors Studio in New York, Spartacus worked with some of the greatest actors on stage and in film. He was seen in the films Shining, C’est arrivé près de chez vous and Titanic. It was during the shooting of Black Swan that choreographer Benjamin Millepied spotted him and offered him a role in his next ballet. But, tired of doing entrechats, Spartacus prefers to join Christian and François Ben Aïm in 2011, for the creation of L’Ogresse des archives et son chien. This piece allows him to use his admirable talents for contemporary dance as well as for circus arts. Very attached to human beings, Spartacus is also a friend of technicians, with whom he knows how to work in perfect harmony. Today, he is the director of his own company, Godzilla Entertainment, based in Montreuil (93).

Emilio Urbina – danseur
Dancer
Emilio Urbina
  • Emilio Urbina began his career as a dancer in Madrid with Carmen Werner (Provisional Danza) and participated in the company’s various creations. He joined the CNDC of Angers (L’Esquisse) from 1992 to 1994 where he discovered, among others, the work of Simon Mcbuney, Sankai Juku, Jose Limon, Block & Steel, Bernardo Montet, Dominique Bagouet. In parallel to his studies, he joined the Compagnie L’Esquisse/Bouvier Obadia where he participated in the creation of several pieces by Joëlle Bouvier as a performer and assistant. He also worked with Bernardo Montet (CCNRB), Aurelien Richard (Liminal), Sylvain Groud, Kubilaï Khan Investigation and Blok and Steel. He created three pieces in collaboration with Rafael Pardillo within their company Nod Dance Company and was part of The Plant Collective to create Double Take. He currently works with Fabrice Ramalingom (R.A.M.a.), Lionel Hoche, Panagiota Kallimani, Eric Oberdorff and Catherine Diverrès. Throughout his career Emilio Urbina has taught in different structures in several countries around the world.

Gill Viandier portrait
Dancer
Gill Viandier
  • After obtaining a degree in architecture in 1997, Gill Viandier chose to explore contemporary dance, training mainly at the CCN of Rennes with Catherine Diverrès and of Montpellier with Mathilde Monnier. In 1999, he joined the Jackie Taffanel company. Since 2003, he has collaborated with the companies of Michèle Murray, Didier Théron, Hélène Cathala, Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, Georges Appaix, Christophe Haleb and Philippe Saire. Interested in artistic and scenic writing, he created his first theatrical scenography in 2007 and realized installation performances in the public space with the in-situ project #Number#. Also a musician, he participates in lyrical and improvised projects with Denis Tricot’s wooden organ. Since 2009 he is based in Berlin and works with Willi Dorner, William Forsythe, Christoph Winkler, and in the Netherlands with Hans Tuerlings. He collaborates with Christian and François Ben Aïm in the pieces L’Ogresse des archives et son chien (2011) and La Forêt ébouriffée (2013).

Musical collaborations

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Composer
Nicolas Deutsch
  • A graduate of the Lili and Nadia Boulanger Conservatory, he first trained on the double bass. Later, he trained on the piano with Michel Grailler and then with Dave Holland. Multi-instrumentalist renowned both on stage and in the studio, he earned his stripes as a producer with artists such as Jean Guidoni, Julien Baer or Olivier Libaux (Imbécile). Nicolas Deutsch composes, produces and arranges for dance, theater and audiovisual, he distils guitars, piano, strings and various effects to serve words, images and bodies. Recently, he has notably created musical compositions for the Compagnie des prairies, Tes jambes nues Autrement in 2020, for the Ragnarok series with Rewind in 2019, for Katherine Blanc’s exhibition in London in 2019 or for the Compagnie Zahrbat Sillons in 2015/2016. He also created for Olivia Machon’s Frankensusie in 2017, composed Cassandre for the series Cassandre on France 3 in 2016, or created the soundtrack for the film THUASNE in 2015. Finally, in 2010 he created for Emmanuelle Laborit the music for Héritages and in 2008/2009 for Philippe Découflé the music for Coeurs croisés.

Piers Faccini
Writer, performer, composer
Piers Faccini
  • Piers Faccini is of Italian origin, grew up in England and now lives in France. These different facets are reflected in his music: to accompany his songs, which navigate between folk and blues, he sings in English, French and Italian dialects. His compositions have the air of travelogues, at the same time turned towards oneself and towards the outside world. We find this characteristic in I dreamed an island, an opus published in 2016. Always far from fashion and out of time, Piers Faccini is as comfortable in a Neapolitan lament of the eighteenth century as in a blues of New Orleans or a melancholic folk, collaborating with artists as diverse as Vincent Ségal, Dawn Landes, Rokia Traoré, Ben Harper, Ballaké Sissoko, Camille or Ibrahim Maalouf. The Italian-British songwriter is above all the citizen of his own imagination. In 2019, Piers Faccini created Arise with Christian and François Ben Aïm at the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. He develops a sober and bewitching music, mixing guitar-voice ballads, piano, organ, strings or wind instruments. Tinged with a radiant tone that nevertheless has its share of shadows, it finds an echo in the sacred, the mansuetude. His voice is his favorite instrument. It accompanies the piece by its color and its simplicity.

Bruno Ferrier
Musician, singer
Bruno Ferrier
  • Percussionist, multi-instrumentalist and singer, Bruno Ferrier began by learning percussion: he learned drums and tablas with the Indian master Rashmi Batt, and African percussion during workshops with Mama Kouyaté. In 1998, he enters the Pro musica school, for a 2 years training in classical singing, and trains in parallel to jazz singing, during training courses with Michelle Hendricks, Thierry Péala or André Minvielle. He explored polyphonic singing on his own and continued his training in vocal jazz singing and improvisation at the Institution Art Culture Perception in Paris. Following this training, Bruno Ferrier will never cease to open his practice to a variety of universes. Between 1991 and 2008, he collaborates as a singer in the realization of several albums and tours of groups with worldjazz, rock, or oriental formations: he covers jazz standards with the Boogie Night Orchestra accompanied by a double bass player; he is the singer on the album Kalashnik Love of the group Speed Caravan, a formation mixing rock, Arabo-Andalusian music, chaâbi and electronic music; he collaborates with Pososhok, a group mixing South African sounds with those of the rest of Africa; on the album Ping Kong with the group DuOud, it is accompanied by the oriental lute, the oud, that he launches into amazing vocal improvisations. In 2010, he meets Christian and François Ben Aïm and collaborates as a singer and percussionist in the piece L’ogresse des archives et son chien (2011), then La légèreté des tempêtes (2014).

Lili Gautier
Cellist
Lili Gautier
  • Lili Gautier began playing the cello in Valence at a very early age and quickly felt the desire to communicate through this warm instrument so close to the human voice. After five years of study at the Conservatoire National de Lyon, she continued her training for four years with Lluis Claret, whom she followed at the Scola Musica in Barcelona, and at the CNR in Toulouse between 1994 and 1997. The cello, with all its possibilities, is a tool that allows her to approach a very broad repertoire without restriction. During her career, she has played in several orchestral groups: the National Orchestra of Lyon, the National Orchestra of Capitole in Toulouse, the National Orchestra of Bayonne Côte Basque and the National Orchestra of Bordeaux Aquitaine. She is also principal cellist since 2007 in the Ensemble Orchestral de Bordeaux. Internationally, she is co-soloist in 2008 and 2009 at the Royal Opera of Stockolm. Holder of a state diploma since 1997, she now divides her time between teaching and performing as a soloist, chamber musician or within orchestral groups. She joined the company of Christian and François Ben Aïm in 2014 for their piece La légèreté des tempêtes.

Philippe Le Goff
Composer, sound artist
Philippe Le Goff
  • General and artistic director of Césaré – Centre national de création musicale in Reims, Philippe Le Goff is also a teacher at the ESAD in Reims (Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design) and at the INALCO in Paris (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales). His career as a composer and sound artist is inseparable from his history with the Great North, a land of predilection that he has travelled regularly for over 20 years. His work, for a long time inhabited by the voice and the sound landscape, has been constantly fed by a reflection on orality and language, which raises the permanent question of contextualization and the concern for transmission. Since 2002, he has been developing a cycle entitled “Nature Blues”, a look in the mirror of man and nature, which is the result of this approach. In 2012 he composed a musical creation for L’orée des visages, a joint project of Christian and François Ben Aïm with the company Pseudonymo.

Olivier Lété
Bass player
Olivier Lété
  • Olivier Lété started playing electric bass at the age of 16 and then began studying classical double bass at the Nîmes Conservatory, where he obtained a vermeil medal in 2001. The following year, at the age of 23, he was hired by Claude Barthélémy to play in the National Jazz Orchestra. He gradually made the artistic choice to devote himself exclusively to the electric bass. His first experience as a leader and composer was the creation in 2003 of 500mg. In 2005, Maxime Delpierre invited him to join the Slang Collective. 
The same year, he creates with Philippe Lemoine and Eric Groleau their trio Le Maigre Feu de la Nonne en Hiver and records the eponymous album. The group’s music continues today with Mélodramatic French Songs, an instrumental program reappropriating French songs. In 2007, Olivier Lété worked with Emmanuelle Laborit and the Hall de la Chanson to compose the music for L’inouïe Music Hall with Christian Lété and Claude Barthélémy. He is interested in the interaction between text and music, which he shares with Dominique Pifarély, and collaborates on several projects: Après la Révolution (2008), then Indiens Nouveaux (2009). Between 2009 and 2012, he is the bassist of Louis Sclavis in Lost on the Way and also plays with Michel Godard in A Trace of Grace. Since 2012, he participates in La face Cachée de la Lune, a show by Thierry Balasse that reproduces the mythical album of Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon. Olivier Lété performs solo in his project TUNING. He is also the accomplice of many artists such as: Vincent Courtois, Emmanuel Scarpa, Philippe Lemoine, Olivier Benoît, Christian Lété, Jean Luc Landsweerdt, Antoine Berjeaut, Thomas De Pourquery, Antonin Leymarie, Julien Padovani, Didier Ashour…

Ibrahim Maalouf
Composer Performer
Ibrahim Maalouf
  • In 2014, Ibrahim Maalouf received for his album “Illusions” a Victoire de la musique in the category Best World Music Album and the Sacem Grand Prix in the jazz category. This is the first time in 29 years that the Victoires de la Musique awards a project that is solely instrumental and is a revelation for the general public who only knew Ibrahim through his collaborations (Amadou and Mariam, Vincent Delerm, Sting, Matthieu Chédid, Salif Keita, Lhasa de Sela) to name a few. The year 2014 was a year of awards in many ways. Beyond the Victoire de la musique, the Ministry of Culture and Communication named Ibrahim Maalouf Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres. At the end of 2014, Ibrahim Maalouf was awarded the Grand Prix Sacem in the Grand Prix du Jazz category. And, in November 2014, Ibrahim Maalouf had the honor of chairing the committee of experts for the 1st edition of the Culture for Peace Prize, set up by The Fondation Chirac and the Culture & Diversity Foundation. The same year, he finally realized two dreams: to compose for the cinema with the soundtrack of Yves Saint-Laurent directed by Jalil Lespert, and that of La Crème de la Crème directed by Kim Chapiron, but also to compose and produce the albums of other artists, Funambule for Grand Corps Malade and Something came with the sun for Isabel Sörling. Ibrahim has performed at a sold-out Olympia and at all the major jazz festivals, while topping the jazz album sales charts in France. In 2017, through his alliance of opposing energies, his music resonates with Christian and François Ben Aïm’s questioning of insubordination in Brûlent, nos cœurs insoumis. Ibrahim Maalouf’s compositions proceed by strata of different time lines, like strata of dreams, memories, and atmospheres that slip from one thread to another. The music thus oscillates between multiple energies and colors. Like the dance of the Ben Aïm brothers, it seeks to suggest, to disturb rather than to expose in a univocal way.

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Choir master, pianist
Thomas Lavoine
  • Trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse, Thomas Lavoine, a French pianist who oscillates between Paris and Berlin, performs, composes and improvises, guided by a desire to share music and an ambition for excellence.
    A student of Jean-François Zygel’s and Thierry Escaich’s improvisation class, he is experienced in choreographic accompaniment and writing/composition.

    For the company, he played a coordinating role, with musicians (Quatuor Voce) and dancers (Compagnie Ben Aïm), for the score/technicians/choreography, around the piece Burn rebellious hearts, on a music by Ibrahim Maalouf.

Pianist, composer, explorer of musical worlds
Jean-Marie Machado
  • A classically trained musician, inhabited by the spirit of improvisation and creation, avid for encounters, Jean-Marie Machado has shown a marked taste for unusual orchestral formations. He has developed an original writing style, sometimes erudite but always guided by a concern for lyricism. He likes to define himself as a composer of today, concerned with diverse horizons, openness and exchange.

    In his various projects, one can feel the multiplicity of his cultural heritage: born in Morocco, of an Italian and Spanish mother and a Portuguese father, he studied the piano with the great concert artist Catherine Collard. He then discovered jazz and improvisation and played alongside the greatest European and American jazzmen (Dave Liebman, Andy Sheppard, Paolo Fresu) and shared traditional and world music with the great Brazilian percussionist, Nana Vasconcelos.

    Jean-Marie Machado founded the Danzas Orchestra in 2007, which has been presenting different programs for several years, to date 5: L’Amour Sorcier, Pictures for Orchestra, La Fête à Boby, Lagrima Latina, Fiesta nocturna. At the same time, he plays in duo with the accordionist Didier Ithursarry (Palmarès live du Bureau Export 2017-2018), he creates a percussion orchestra (Impulse Songs), a piece for symphonic orchestra L’esprit de l’eau (creation with the ONDIF in September 2017 at the Centre des Bords de Marne) and a solo piano project with a sound sculpture created by Alain Français (Immersons). Composer associated with the CdbM, he met Christian and François Ben Aïm, the starting point of the performative adventure Vibrations.

Drummer, performer, composer
Christophe Marguet
  • Born in 1965, he studied with Jacques Bonnardel, Michel Sardaby, Keith Copeland, and attended workshops with Kenny Barron, David Liebman, Richie Beirach, John Abercrombie and many others. He then played with many musicians including Barney Wilen, Joe Lovano, Henri Texier, Joachim Kühn, Kenny Wheeler, Michel Portal, Géraldine Laurent, Andy Sheppard, Louis Sclavis, Steve Swallow, Enrico Rava. In 1993, he founded his own trio with Sébastien Texier and Olivier Sens. He has performed at most of the major jazz festivals in France and Europe and has played in many countries abroad. He also participated in the recording of film music for Bertrand Tavernier. A drummer marked by the jazz tradition while having wanted and succeeded in freeing himself from it, Christophe Marguet has made a rare and coherent journey as a musician, managing to evolve seamlessly from his initial interest in bebop to improvised music. Recognized as a colorist drummer, he has asserted himself as a clear-sighted composer and leader, attentive to space and silence, participating in a new generation of French jazzmen who are questioning the virtues of improvisation and the relationship it can have with writing.

Jean-Baptiste Sabiani
Composer
Jean-Baptiste Sabiani
  • After training at the CIM (Centre d’Information Musicale), a jazz and contemporary music school, Jean-Baptiste Sabiani studied for five years at the American School of Modern Music in Paris, from 1990 to 1995, specializing in piano. During his career, he has produced compositions, arrangements and recordings in the fields of jazz, theater and cinema. Until 1998, he practiced composition and arrangement in jazz while devoting himself to the accompaniment of artists of the new French song (Mathieu Boogaerts, Dani, Alain Chamfort…). In 1998, he trained in composition and classical orchestration. In 2009 he collaborates with the choreographer Julie Trouverie for the musical creations of her pieces Mysterious skin and Au loup ! A tale of young girls in mist. It was during this first entry into choreographic creation that he met Christian and François Ben Aïm, and composed the music for their piece Résistance au droit (2010). Thereafter, he composed and/or arranged the musical creations of the pieces Valse en trois temps (2010), L’ogresse des archives et son chien (2011), La forêt ébouriffée (2013), Karma (2013). In 2014, for La légèreté des tempêtes, the choreographers commissioned him to create the music before the rehearsals. This approach gives him the opportunity to let his imagination run wild and to fully grasp the theme. In the theater, he composed, recorded and arranged the show Adèle a ses raisons and Dis leur que la vérité est belle by Jacques Hadjaj. In the cinematographic field, he composed, recorded and arranged the film La Troisième partie du monde by Eric Forestier (2009, fiction), Les Bonobos by Alain Tixier (2010, fiction), La Révélation des pyramides by Patrice Pouillard (2011, fiction), and composed the additional music for the film Zim & code by Pierre Jolivet (2005, fiction), as well as the musical creations for several short films.

Emmanuel Scarpa
Drummer
Emmanuel Scarpa
  • Emmanuel Scarpa, drummer and composer, started playing drums in a punk-rock band as a self-taught musician. His career is marked by classical writing studies (gold medals in harmony, counterpoint and fugue), completed by an assiduous practice of improvisation in the most varied contexts, which pushes him to multiply musical and interdisciplinary meetings. Drums, composition and improvisation have become inseparable practices that for twenty years have helped him to realize his own projects such as Umlaut, Les Métamorphoses, Umlaut Double Trio, Dual Ritual and Invisible Worlds. Solicited by François Raulin, Marc Ducret and Ellery Eskelin, Emmanuel Scarpa currently plays with the groups Marteau Matraque, SkullTone, Radiation 10, L’Ensemble Op.Cit, La Forge and 21. Some of his compositions have been commissioned by institutions or ensembles such as the Quatuor Béla, Radio France, L’Ensemble Op.Cit and the French Ministry of Culture.

Malik Soarès
Musician, singer
Malik Soarès
  • Composer, performer, Malik Soarès started music as a self-taught. He entered the world of theater and dance in 2003, with the author and director Lilian Lloyd. He works with the choreographer Hamid Ben Mahi in various events and continues with the theater companies Solentiname and L’oeil brun. In 2007, he begins his collaboration with the choreographers Christian and François Ben Aïm for the show You’re a bird now! and participates since then in various events of the company. In 2011, he created his first musical creation Ce(ux) que nous sommes…, bringing together different artistic disciplines around the issues of exclusion and becoming. He is preparing for the 2013-2014 season his first album, with his band Red Castle.

Mathilde Sternat
Cellist
Mathilde Sternat
  • First Prize in cello and chamber music at the CNSMDP, Mathilde Sternat completed her studies with a post-graduate course in chamber music. Invited as a solo cellist to the Montpellier Symphony Orchestra and the Concerts Pasdeloup, she also participated in numerous concerts with the Salzburg Chamber Orchestra. As an eclectic musician, she also accompanies variety artists on stage (Bruel, Elodie Frégé, Nolwen Leroy, Voulzy…) and participates in the recording of their albums. In 2004, Mathilde Sternat founded with Anne Gravoin the Travelling Quartet in which the four classically trained musicians revisit the Beatles’ repertoire. She joined Christian and François Ben Aïm in 2010 for the play L’Ogresse des archives et son chien (2011) and recently for their 2014 creation La légèreté des tempêtes.

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Trumpeter, arranger, composer
Geoffroy Tamisier
  • Geoffroy Tamisier is one of the most talented trumpet players in France, with a sound and phrasing worthy of the greatest. He was born in Nantes, France in 1973. After his studies at the Conservatoire de Nantes (cornet, trumpet, musical training, chamber music, as well as the writing diploma), he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris, and received in 1997 a unanimous First Prize in the jazz class of François Jeanneau. That same year, at the Concours National de Jazz de La Défense, he won the composition prize for his work with the Jazzophone Quartet. He founded his own group the following year, OLH Acoustic, which won the La Défense Competition and the Tremplin Jazz d’Avignon, and which recorded Une vie sans lune (2000) and G Meets K – with Kenny Wheeler – (2002) for the Yolk label. Trumpeter but also composer and arranger, Geoffroy Tamisier collaborates for over 15 years with Mukta (albums Jade, Dancing on one’s hands, Indian Sitar and World Jazz on WEA). He was part of Claude Barthélémy’s National Jazz Orchestra from 2002 to 2004. He then founded his trio with Alexis Thérain (guitar) and Frédéric Chiffoleau (double bass). They recorded Au bonheur des anges (2005) for Yolk. Since then, he plays and records with “Jazzarium” by Guillaume Saint James; “Diagonal” by Jean-Christophe Cholet; “Le Gros Cube” by Alban Darche; Chel; “Bivouac 4 étoiles”; the “Brass Dance Orchestra” (with François Thuillier, Jean-Louis Pommier and Didier Ithursarry); with Jacques Pellen, Didier Squiban, Baptiste Trotignon, Gueorgui Kornazov and Manu Codjia… In 2014, he founds his new band : “Lagrimas Azules” with Laurent Jaulin (flamenco guitar), Didier Ithursarry (accordion) and Rachel Guaiguant (dance and palmas). At the same time, he carries out numerous commissions for orchestras (the “Orchestre des Equipages de la Flotte” of Brest, the harmonies of Laval, Meslay du maine, Bonchamps, Evron, Orthez, the Philar of Nantes, the Symphony Orchestra of Brittany, etc. )

Artistic collaborations

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Costume designer
Camille Ait Allouache
  • Biography in progress.

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Actress
Clémence Beauxis
  • Biography in progress.

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Photographer
Patrick Berger
  • Biography in progress.

Dulcie Best
Costume designer
Dulcie Best
  • Trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, Dulcie Best has been working as a costume designer and visual artist since 1990. She designs costumes for international events such as the opening ceremonies of the Euro 2008 and the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. In parallel to these major events, she maintains her creative passion by working for the performing arts. Since her meeting in 2006 with Christian and François Ben Aïm, during a choreographed event for 35 artists, she designs and creates the costumes for their plays Louves (2008), L’ogresse des archives et son chien (2011), La Forêt ébouriffée (2013) and La légèreté des tempêtes (2014). dulciebest.com

Shaula Cambazzu
Dancer-choreographer
Shaula Cambazzu
  • Contemporary dancer, choreographer, performer, contemporary dance teacher, assistant director, Shaula Cambazzu trained in Italy in classical, modern and contemporary dance and theater. In 1993, she joined the Charleroi/Danses company of Frédéric Flamand with whom she danced until 1998 and then joined the Thorde Thierry Smits company until 2003. Since then, she has created her own choreographies with the Cie Ars Extremis in Brussels and the Cie Artistique Théâtre in Paris, and participates in various artistic projects in collaboration with several choreographers, directors and musicians in Belgium, France and Quebec (Ciro Carcatella, Karine Ledoyen, Patricia Hontoir, Jan Fabre, Filip Szatarski, Jan Rzewski…) Since 2007, she has also been involved with a very young audience, notably in collaboration with the Théâtre de la Guimbarde and in the creation of shows and workshops designed and created specifically for the very young. In 2012, she joined Christian and François Ben Aïm’s company to lead choreographic creation workshops around their creations.

Corinne Chachay
Dancer-choreographer
Corinne Chachay
  • Trained in contemporary dance in Switzerland and then in Paris, Corinne Chachay began her career in live performance at the age of 20. She danced in the opening and closing show of the Albertville Olympic Games, Cie Ph. Découflé and danced in creations by Cie Bill T. Jones, Cie P. Pauwels, Cie Ch. Gérard, Cie A. Dreyfus. As she meets new people, she is initiated to other body practices such as improvisation and instantaneous composition with J. Hamilton, acrobatic dance with the Cie les Passagers, and clowning (M. Dallaire and F. Pillon), which leads her to eclectic shows: Opéra Rock Starmania, Opéra Tannhaüser directed by O. Py, Notre Dame de Paris by L. Plamendon and R. Cocciante, Déliriumdu Cirque du Soleil. She is a choreographer for singers, actors, dancers and circus artists on the Dol’Trio project at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Le tour du monde en 80 jours by Cie Le CREA, La boutique de l’Orfèvre by Cie Alliance, Le jeu qui nait by Cie Extensy. Holder of the State Diploma and the Certificate of Aptitude of Contemporary Dance Teacher, she develops a pedagogy that adapts to different audiences. She has also trained in perceptive pedagogy, a practice developed by Danis Bois which awakens body awareness in movement, and which is the basis of her personalized approach. In 1998 she performed in the piece L’enfant du miroir by Christian and François Ben Aïm, and since 2012 she has been leading choreographic creation workshops around the company’s performances.

Camille Duchemin
Scenographer
Camille Duchemin
  • Camille Duchemin graduated in 1999 from the Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Arts Décoratifs de Paris with a degree in Scenography. She then spent a year as an auditor at the Conservatoire National d’Art Dramatique de Paris in Jacques Lassale’s acting class in 1999-2000. Since 1999, she has been creating scenographies for the Theatre (Arnaud Meunier, Justine Heyneman, Pauline Bayle, Le Birgit Ensemble, Côme de Bellescize, Anne Barbot, Johanna Boyé… ), Dance (Hamid Ben Mehi, Christian and François Ben Aïm, Kader Attou…), Opera (Matrimonio Segreto by Christophe Gayral at the Opéra National du Rhin, Majnun and Leila by Armand Amar…) and Music (Christine and the queen…). Camille continues to complete her artistic and scenic vision by creating the lights for numerous shows and plays for which she is responsible for the set design. This work on lighting is today an integral part of her will to accompany with the widest possible spectrum the directors she works with. Since 2009, she has also worked as a set designer for exhibitions (Radio France, Grotte Chauvet, the Cinémathèque Française, the BNF, the Grand Palais). Since 2016, she accompanies every year the stage direction section of the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique de Paris for a session on “Scenic writing and stage design”.

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Choreographic assistant
Jessica Fouché
  • > Artistic accompaniment and collaboration
    > Outside view, dramaturgy, rehearsal
    > Artistic and/or general coordination – team of 5 to 300 people
    > Artistic-Production-Technical interface
    > Logistics of creation and touring – in connection with or in place of the production manager
    > Relations with professionals, institutions and press

    DANCE

    > Cie CFB 451 – Christian and François Ben Aïm / 2014-2021
    > Cie Rualité / Opéra de Paris – Bintou Dembélé (M.e.s Clément Cogitore) : Opéra-Ballet Les Indes Galantes / 2018-2019
    > Adéquate Company – Lucie Augeai & David Gernez / 2013-2019
    > Cie DCA – Philippe Decouflé / 2008-2010
    > Crazy Horse (Paris) – Désirs – Ph. Decouflé / 2009 (permanent show)
    > Cie Mille Plateaux Associés – Geisha Fontaine and Pierre Cottreau / 2008

    DANCE-THEATRE
    > Toujours Après Minuit – Brigitte Seth, Roser Montlló Guberna / 2013-2021

    EVENT-BASED FORMS
    > Cube – Futuroscope (permanent show) / 2015
    > Chicos Mambos Company – Philippe Lafeuille / 2016-2019

    LARGE FORMATS (music, dance, circus, theater, digital art)
    > Festival Villes et Musiques du Monde (93) : Commissions Grands Formats Opera / 2012-2014
    > Cercle Aldébaran – Laurent Gachet: Commissions for large format creations in situ (industrial wastelands, glass towers) and ambulatory performances for industrial groups and public communities / 2011-2020

    CIRCUS
    > Karacena, Biennale of Circus Arts (Salé, Morocco) – Laurent Gachet / 2010
    4 creations – 10,000 spectators
    300 people: 100 professionals, 50 circus apprentices, 100 amateurs, 50 volunteers
    > Académie Fratellini – Dédale – Laurent Gachet / 2007

    MUSICAL THEATER
    > Etincelles Company – Vanessa Sanchez / 2012-2021 (choreographer)
    > Cie Rassegna – Bruno Allary – Contretemps (literary concert) / 2018
    > LLO Productions – Production company / 2005-2019

Pierre Galais
Lighting manager
Pierre Galais
  • Trained at the CFPTS (Bagnolet) in lighting management, after a diploma of theatrical studies at Paris 3-Censier, Pierre Galais collaborates 10 years with Serge de Laubier, electro-acoustician of the Studios Puce Muse (technical direction and lighting creation). Since then, he has created lighting and/or video for several companies: in music with Juliet et Moi, Pense-Bete and in several operettas; in dance with the companies Retouramont (general management and lighting and video creation), Antoine Le Ménestrel, Merlin Nyakam and Isabelle Magnin; in theater with Josanne Rousseau, Odile Roire and Jade Duviquet. He is also in charge of the general management, lights and/or sound for several companies. Since 2012, he collaborates with Christian and François Ben Aïm’s company for the general management (in rotation) of Valse en trois temps (2010).

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Costume designer
Maud Heintz
  • For the past fifteen years, Maud Heintz has alternated between creation, clothing and apparel in order to play with the diversity of her activity. A Métiers d’Arts graduate specializing in historical and contemporary made-to-measure costumes, she has worked for the dancers of the Paris Conservatory, the Paco Decinà company, Juliette Deschamps’ company, the Royal Opera of Versailles, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Cabaret Bobin’O, the Opera Comique, and the Cirque Invisible. Her meeting with the Thierrée family was a determining factor in her approach to creation; from this collaboration with Victoria Chaplin, a true artistic revelation was born. In addition, Maud Heintz works occasionally on film shoots, notably for the movies Taken, Sherlock Holmes II, Jappeloup, A cause des filles, The 355… but also in museography with La Cinémathèque Française, Jean Baptiste Thiérrée, Carmen Lucini, and the Chanel heritage department. The plurality of her sources of inspiration is a fundamental stake in order to offer some signs, some guidelines, some material to dream about.

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General and stage management
Stéphane Holvêque
  • Biography coming soon.

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Lighting management
Bryan Jean-Baptiste
  • Biography coming soon.

Videographer, visual artist
Guillaume Marmin
  • Trained at the University of Lyon II and at ARFIS, Guillaume Marmin designs audiovisual devices. His work is part of a renewal of visual creation by freeing himself from the classical forms of narration and traditional scenic supports. Influenced by experimental directors such as Len Lye or Stan Brakhage, Guillaume Marmin is looking for a common language between images and sounds, a synesthetic alphabet made of rhythms, contrasts and pure figures in motion. In order to offer new supports to this new language, Guillaume Marmin tries to forget the screen to experiment on all types of surfaces: mapping on 3D sculptures and buildings, projection on photographs and silkscreens, moving bodies or smoke… His immersive works and his installations in public spaces are the opportunity to collaborate with architects, scenographers, musicians and lighting technicians.
    By coordinating the play of light that evokes radiation and magnetism, with discrete noises and signals (clicks, cracks, clacks, vibrations), he creates a universe where abstract purity is associated with a geometry that generates images that are both complex and fundamental. His works give substance to the intangible, making us fleetingly touch the beauty of the invisible and the mathematical foundation of reality.

    Despite the use of tools that appear to be technologically advanced and the intervention of digital media, his work reveals a desire not to evacuate the real. Whether it is about the earth (Around the Island), climatic phenomena (Après-nous le déluge), architecture (Raster), or the history of physics and its paradigms (Timée), Guillaume Marmin illustrates the ambivalence maintained by our era in its relationship between nature and technology. Around the Island, Timée, Raster… so many pieces that avoid the pitfall of an art entirely turned towards the “digital” and the virtual. As refined as it is, Guillaume Marmin’s work does not exclude a certain form of transcendental mysticism (Hara). A preoccupation that we find in his way of evoking the beauty of the imperceptible, that of physics and the transposition of digital sounds and flows into a new world of images and narratives.

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General Stage Manager
Jean-Marc Lanoë
  • Biography in progress.

Costume designer, artist
Anne Laval
  • Born in 1975, she graduated from the Duperré School and then worked as a costume designer for several years. At the age of thirty, she decided to develop her work as a visual artist, bringing together her knowledge to express herself mainly through sculpture.

    Since then, she has been experimenting and developing a work of sculpture, drawing, engraving and video, her creations forming a consistent artistic approach.

Hervé Le Dorlot
Sound manager
Hervé Le Dorlot
  • Hervé Le Dorlot is originally from Vannes in the Morbihan. He splits his activity between music, sound and general management. He was a guitarist in various rock bands (including Dominic Sonic from Rennes), then composer and arranger with Bertrand Betsch. Currently on tour with the project [e.pok] of the singer Ignatus. He designs the sound ambiance of dance and theater pieces (in 2017, Berlin 33 by René Loyon) and composes music for the image (in 2017, L’Exilé du Temps by Isabelle Putod). He has composed music for concerts and events in various cultural venues in Paris (Musée d’Orsay, Musée du Quai Branly, Centre G. Pompidou Center, the National Library of France). He is also general manager (Musée d’Orsay, Théâtre de Châtillon, Ircam, Les Rencontres Internationales de l’Aria en Corse).

Laurent Patissier
Lighting designer
Laurent Patissier
  • Laurent Patissier has dedicated himself for 23 years to the design of lighting for live performances. He lights plays, dance, puppets, concerts and exhibitions. He met Christian and François in 1998, for a first collaboration on their play L’homme rapaillé. From 2004 and his work on the piece Carcasses, an eye for two, he creates the lights of the company’s pieces. For choreography, Laurent Patissier has recently designed the lights for the pieces Rock’n Roll Suicide #2 and Bosso Fataka by Andréa Sitter, Divin@média.com and Carne Argentina by Santiago Codon-Gras, and L’Avide by Marie Cassat. For the theater, he created the lighting for the plays This is the Hand by Christophe Cagnolari and Assoiffés by Brice Coupey. For music, he has lit the concerts of the Quatuor Voce. He also lit two editions of the Sidération festival for the Centre National des Etudes Spatiales, the sculpture Fracas by Emmanuelle Ducros for the Nuits Blanches, and the exhibition L’Abbaye Fleurie by Régis Perray at the Abbaye de Maubuisson. Laurent Patissier has also collaborated with Ana Ventura, Franck II Louise, Luc Laporte, Sandrine Roche, David Colas, Etienne Pommeret, Valérie Grail, La Danse du Chien, Tumulus, Roland Fichet, Merlin Nyakam, Ma Fu Liang, Agnès Sighicelli, François Boursier, Vincent Dussart, Jérôme Pisani and Nathalie Rafal, Morisse et Cie, Denis Guivar’ch. and Christine Julien, My Chau N’Guyen and Elizabeth Algisi.

Patrice Pépin
Lighting manager
Patrice Pépin
  • After obtaining a Certificate of Technical Assistant for Sound and Light, then training as a general stage manager at the CFPTS, Patrice Pépin works with several companies. He joined Christian and François Ben Aïm’s company in 2013 to manage the lighting for La forêt ébouriffée (2013).

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Playwright, author
Guillaume Poix
  • Guillaume Poix is an actor, director and playwright. He graduated from Ensatt in dramatic writing.
    actor, director and playwright. Trained at the Cours Florent, he acted in Seul le feu by Christophe Pellet (2013) and Un beau dimanche by Nicole Garcia (2013). He continues his collaboration with the French actress and director by reading alongside her, and with Inès Grunenwald and Pierre Rochefort, 14 by Jean Echenoz at the Théâtre du Rond-Point in October 2014. He regularly participates in readings organized by the Marathon des mots in Toulouse. He lent his voice to Clémentine Deroudille’s radio documentary devoted to Robert Doisneau for France Culture in July 2014. In 2013, he was dramaturge and assistant director to Valérie Nègre for Donizetti’s La Favorite at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. He also assisted Claire Simon on film for Les bureaux de Dieu (2007).
    With the sound designer Guillaume Vesin, he founded the Compagnie Premières Fontes. Their first creation, Le Groenland by Pauline Sales, was performed at the Théâtre des Clochards Célestes in Lyon in April 2014. Their second show, Festival, was created in Lyon in May 2015 at the Théâtre Le Fou.
    He has completed a thesis in theater studies under the direction of Christian Biet, at the University of Paris Ouest – Nanterre. His research work focuses on the representation of mourning in post-1945 theater. He has published two articles devoted to the theatrical work of Jean-Claude Grumberg in the magazine Europe (October 2011) and Théâtre aujourd’hui (June 2012).
    For the Librio collection, he is designing new pedagogical and dramaturgical dossiers for the 2015 reissue of Molière’s works.
    He is the author of several plays: Les Présomptions, selected in March 2013 at the Mousson d’hiver, Virgile n’a pas les épaules, read by the Atelier volant at the Théâtre national de Toulouse in June 2013, Wave, commissioned by the French Institute of Cotonou (Benin) and performed there in March 2015. Straight, finally, winner of the Journées de Lyon des Auteurs de Théâtre 2014, of the CNT creation grant in November 2014, finalist of the Sony Labou Tansy 2016 prize and selected at the Festival Regards Croisés 2015.
    He was an associate playwright at Théâtre Poche/Geneva (director Mathieu Bertholet) for the 2015-2016 season.

Véronique Sternberg
Dramaturgic collaborator
Véronique Sternberg
  • Véronique Sternberg is a teacher-researcher specializing in theater and the poetics of genres. She has been a university lecturer for over fifteen years. Her publications include Poétique de la comédie (Sedes, 2000), Le Comique (GF-Flammarion, 2003), and Le Théâtre de Paul Scarron (Champion, 2009). Eager to confront literary criticism with the realities of the stage, she quickly became interested in promoting dialogue between researchers, students, the general public, and performance professionals. She then left the university and founded Paroles en Scène in 2013, a cultural mediation structure aiming to develop links between the artistic world and all the audiences of a territory. She is also a consultant in audience development (CDBM, scène conventionnée du Perreux) and lecturer. Today, it is the dialogue with artists that gives meaning to this double career. Through exchanges and collaborations with Christian Schiaretti, Virginie Merlin, Oskaras Korsunovas, Vincent Ecrepont, Véronique Sternberg tries to put her knowledge of texts and dramatic aesthetics at the service of creation. More recently, thanks to the meeting of choreographers (Nadine Beaulieu, Elodie Escarmelle, Christian and François Ben Aïm), she discovered the richness of the dramaturgical collaboration on pieces of dance.

Pierre-Antoine Thierry
Scenographer, graphic designer
Pierre-Antoine Thierry
  • Pierre-Antoine Thierry (Titwane) is an illustrator and graphic designer. As an illustrator, he works for publishing, both for young people and adults, for the press and for television. He is notably the author of Enquêtes générales, an immersion in the heart of the brigade de répression du banditisme with Raynal Pellicer, published by Editions de la Martinière. He also produces numerous sketchbooks. As a graphic designer, he works mainly in the cultural field, for theaters, companies, record companies but also for local communities. He teaches sketching at the Brassart school in Tours. In addition to a large number of communication supports, he realized, for the company of Christian and François Ben Aïm, the scenographies of the plays Ne vous fiez pas au titre, il peut encore changer (2003), Carcasses, un œil pour deux (2004), En plein cœur (2006), You’re a bird, now ! (2007), Amor fati fati amor (2008) and Résistance au droit (2010).
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Mélusine Thiry
Videographer, illustrator
Mélusine Thiry
  • Trained in audiovisual, Mélusine Thiry works in the performing arts as a lighting designer and video artist. She focuses her graphic explorations on the work of shadows, materials and colors. Drawing on her experience of video applied to the world of puppets, dance or music, she collaborates in the creation of visual universes and luminous sets for shows for children or adults. Winner of the Figures Futur 2006 competition, she excels in the art of cut paper. In 2010, Jean-Charles Trebbi devoted a note to her in his superb book L’art de la découpe (Alternatives 2010). Author of a verbal and graphic poem (as one critic wrote), Mélusine is inspired, in her illustration, by the very small and the infinite to create a mysterious and wonderful universe, expressing the pleasures and difficulties of growing up. The images she creates bring a new brightness to the world of childhood. Since 2007, she has collaborated with the Ben Aïm brothers’ company on various creations (You’re a bird, now!, Résistance au droit, L’Ogresse des archives et son chien, La forêt ébouriffée).

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General and stage management
Christophe Velay
  • Biography coming soon.

Administration

Lola Renoud-Lias
Administrative manager
Lola Renoud-Lias
  • Lola joined the company on February 1st, 2019, after having been in charge of culture at the Town Hall of the Xth district of Paris, she was for seven years administrator of a musical ensemble.

Clarisse Maigrot
Production and tour manager
Clarisse Maigrot
  • Clarisse joined the company in October 2018, after having been in charge of production and touring for the CENTQUATRE-Paris Delegated Productions Pole.

Tiphaine Mallégol
Development and communication
Tiphaine Mallégol
  • Tiphaine joined the team in September 2019 after various positions in the French cultural network abroad as a cultural and communication project manager, notably in embassies / French institutes and Alliances françaises.

Olivier Saksik
ELEKTRONLIBRE - Press Officer
Olivier Saksik
  • In parallel to his in Theatre Studies at Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle in 1997, Olivier had a decisive encounter with Agnès Célérier and Jérôme Thomas at the Théâtre 71 during the 2nd Festival “Dans la Jongle des Villes”. From 1998 to 2001, he was in charge of public relations at the Théâtre Paris-Villette to develop a proximity work. In 2000, he discovers and begins to accompany the first puppet shows of the Tro-héol Company. Thus began a rich history with journalists, structures and companies. With twenty years of experience since the creation of ELEKTRONLIBRE, Olivier Saksik accompanies artists, companies, festivals, structures and institutions that oscillate between circus, puppetry, dance, theater, music, visual arts, filmic performance etc. For many seasons, a balance, a mutual trust and a singular dialogue with these different interlocutors has been established and continues.

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ELEKTRONLIBRE - Communication officer
Manon Rouquet
  • After studying in Hypokhâgne and Khâgne in Poitiers, Manon entered Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle to complete a master’s degree in “conception and direction of cultural projects”. She had her first professional experience as a juggler and communication assistant in a travelling circus before joining the team of La Maison des Jonglages for a civic service. Every year, the Maison des Jonglages organizes the festival Rencontre des Jonglages, a highlight during which Olivier Saksik manages the press relations. When her civic service ended, Manon joined ELEKTRONLIBRE and Olivier Saksik full time. Now in charge of communication, Manon likes the diversity of the defended projects and works to highlight them daily.

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ELEKTRONLIBRE - Communication officer
Cindel Cattin
  • Cindel realized her first experience in communication and press relations during the Festival off d’Avignon 2019 where she accompanied the musical show “Faire semblant d’être normaux” of the Compagnie Les Vitriers Lunatiques. Afterwards, she animates the social networks of La compagnie simagine and participates in the diffusion of their shows. As part of her master’s degree in Comparative Literature, she did an internship at the Théâtre Les Déchargeurs in the communication and public relations department. At the same time, she participates in the elaboration of the 4th edition of the Festival Court mais pas vite (suspended because of the health crisis). Cindel joined the ELEKTRONLIBRE team to do an internship in communication as part of her Master’s degree in Theater, Writings and Performances at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. She is now continuing her training with Olivier Saksik and Manon Rouquet as a print and web communication manager.

Board

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President
Gérard Bono
  • Biography coming soon.

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Vice President and Treasurer
Brigitte Livenais
  • Biography coming soon.

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Secretary
Ariane Lipp
  • Biography coming soon.

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Member of the Board
Paul Morizeau
  • Biography coming soon.

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Member of the Board
François Tresse
  • Biography coming soon.

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Member of the Board
Julien Bousquet
  • Biography coming soon.

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