Artists' house
& Theater factory

Artists' house
& Theater factory


Cie Mossoux-Bonté
28.11 — 02.12.2023
Cie Mossoux-Bonté
  • Creation
  • Dance
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Four women investigate the death of Ophelia, the beautiful drowned woman who has been the subject of so many fantasies since Shakespeare and the Pre-Raphaelite painters. How often has this abandoned, powerless woman not been sublimated? How do we look at these representations of women victims today? With fascination or dismay?

The protagonists re-enact the conditions of the drowning, look for fingerprints, test the positions of the body, the weight of the head, identifying more and more with the beautiful castaway.

Cinema and live performance interact. The image of water gradually invades the space, as if to make us rediscover the original ocean depths and to transform us into witnesses of our own drifting, like the potential Ophelias we all are.

Photo de répétition de Ophelia-s. Les danseuses sont debout et portent des robes.
Photo de répétition de Ophelia-s. Deux danseuses sont couchées et une est debout. Elles sont habillées de blanc.
Photo de répétition de Ophelia-s. Les danseuses sont accroupies et portent des robes.
Photo de répétition de Ophelia-s. Les danseuses sont debout et portent des tailleurs.

From 14 years old.

Concept and choreography Nicole Mossoux
Direction Nicole Mossoux in collaboration with Patrick Bonté
Performance and artistic collaboration Anne-Cécile Chane-Tune, Colline Libon, Frauke Mariën and Shantala Pèpe
Original music Thomas Turine
Scenography Johan Daenen assisted by Johanna Daenen
Costumes Jackye Fauconnier assisted by Marine Stevens
Dressmaking Nicole Moris
Dressers Lydie Fourneau et Élodie Pulinckx
Make-up Nina Vial in collaboration with Valérie Locatelli
Light Patrick Bonté
Collaboration on dramaturgy Manon Dumonceaux

Film director and DP Sylvain Dufayard
First assistant director Romain Lhote
Gaffer Bert Jonckheere
Underwater operator Olivier Martin
Underwater camera assistant Alexandra Brixy
Camera assistant Laure Massiet
Apnea coach Alexis Servaes
Synchronised swimming trainer Lisa Ingenito

Sound technician Fred Miclet
Light technician Léopold de Neve
Video technician Stefano Serra
Technical backup Camillo De Lellis, Baptiste Leclère, Bartira Pereira and Luca van het Groenewoud
Interns Camille Vandevelde and Nicolas Lefebvre
Special thanks Bertrand Bodart, Marie-Jeanne Dieudonné, Eric Dumonceaux, Marie-Paule Goblet and Agnès Legrain

A production of Compagnie Mossoux-Bonté, in co-production with Charleroi danse, Centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles, Escher Theater – Esch-sur-Alzette, Théâtre Les Tanneurs, La Coop asbl and ShelterProd | With the support of, ING, Tax-Shelter du Gouvernement fédéral belge, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, service de la danse and Wallonie-Bruxelles International | Created on November 10 and 11, 2023 at Charleroi danse.

Photos © Mikha Wajnrych, Anne-Cécile Chane-Tune