Les Arrière-Mondes

Cie Mossoux-Bonté

Dance theatre, 60 minutes, nonverbal

Lost beings, the historically damned, travel through the night in a mix of parade and procession. Escaping the mists of time, they come back to life, conjure up human comedy anew and perform a macabre dance of fascinating beauty. This metaphysical saraband makes tangible the long line of creatures from Hieronymus Bosch to Francis Bacon. Between this life and the afterworld, reality and fiction, theatre and dance, Les Arrière-Mondes creates images of carnivalesque eeriness and dark, baroque beauty, in which the mystery of our present unwittingly reveals itself.

Nicole Mossoux and Patrick Bonté have been major figures in European theatre for years. Their productions combine movement, dance and music to create their own visual language. In their work, they aim to share their discomfort with the audience, distort proportions and shed light on the moment when humour and anxiety meet. Cie Mossoux-Bonté’s productions are at the crossroads of dance and theatre. They involve an unsettling combination of alienation and familiarity, resulting in enigmatic dream worlds that fascinate audiences.

A coproduction with Théâtre Les Tanneurs, La Coop asbl., Shelter Prod

Supported by Taxshelter.be, ING, Federal Belgium Government Tax-Shelter, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, dance department, Wallonie-Bruxelles International

Concept, light Patrick Bonté Direction, choreography Patrick Bonté, Nicole Mossoux Performance, artistic collaboration Dorian Chavez, Taylor Lecocq, Colline Libon, Lenka Luptakova, Frauke Mariën, Shantala Pèpe Music, sound Thomas Turine Lighting technician Hugues Girard Scenography Simon Siegmann Costumes Jackye Fauconnier Masks, wigs, make-up Rebecca Florès-Martinez Assistance make-up and wigs Marie Messien, Isis Hauben, Sandra Marinelli, Jean Coers Technical direction Jean-Jacques Deneumoustier Costumes decor with the help of Cécile Corso, Anicia Echeverria, Muazzez Aydemir Sound technician Fred Miclet Light technician, assistant Baptiste Leclère Photos Julien Lambert

Kindly supported by fabrik Potsdam

Sponsored by Wallonie – Bruxelles International


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Simon Mayer/Kopf Hoch – Austria
Celestial Odyssey
Miltnerová/Knoblochová/Komárek – Czech Republic
Cie Focus & Cie Chaliwaté – Belgium
AÏE AÏE AÏE – France
Good Night
Fekete Seretlek & Studio Damúza – Czech Republic
Le Mains de I’Argentière
Djalma Primordial Science – France
Les Arrière-Mondes
Cie Mossoux-Bonté – Belgium
Madness in the workshop
Tof Théâtre – Belgium
Simon Mayer/Kopf Hoch – Austria
Who’d have thought that snow falls
Matthias Schönijahn – Germany/Ukraine
Fekete Seretlek – Czech Republic
KAMA Orchestra – Germany



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