Valse en trois temps – Tangente presents a double programme featuring the work of Sarah Dell’ Ava and the Ben Aïm brothers, both of whom, in their own way, examine the source of movement and the impetus that leads to what follows. […] In the second half, we are given the chance to see the impressive work orchestrated by Christian and François Ben Aïm. Valse en trois temps only lasts fifteen minutes for this evening, but every note of it is swallowed up in a solo performed by the splendid Aurélie Berland. A solo that begins with all the vulnerability in the world; the only light following Aurélie’s face. She looks at the audience without flinching, but this imaginary mass in her mouth hinders the discussion. From her long and wide crossing of the stage, the lights spread to the whole space and it is at this point that the thrills begin. Mozart, Offenbach, Liszt, Schubert follow one another, but they have to defend their musical stature against the movement that palpitates inside the performer, that explodes outside. What is expressed through tension, tension, relaxation and flight is in fact only the gentle and clear reflection of the music. The dancer does not pretend to play all the subtleties of the classical melody, but she certainly does not err on the side of hitting the right moment with unpredictable body movements. At the height of the notes, we see the performer’s body blossom without revealing all its secrets. For yes, she has a reserve; she has indeed found the source of the inner movement. However, it is far too good a find to give it to us explicitly. She transmits it to us, we get chills, our eyes sparkle and we want to do as she does, that’s enough, don’t you think!
Waltz in three-quarter time, DF Danse
DF Danse, November 2013