Simone Mousset / The Passion of Andrea 2
Simone Mousset (she/her) is a Luxembourgish dance artist based between London, Luxembourg, and France, working across wider Europe. Recipient in 2017 of the Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis / Luxembourgish Dance Award, Simone is currently a Work Place Artist at The Place in London, associate artist at the Escher Theater in Luxembourg, and accompanied by the Fondation Cléo Thiberge Edrom (Fondation de France). Her company is accredited and supported by the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg.
Simone trained in London at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the Royal Academy of Dance, and the London Contemporary Dance School’s postgraduate dance company EDge, performing works by Sasha Waltz, Igor Urzelai & Moreno Solinas, James Wilton, Tony Adigun, Matthias Sperling, and Rachel Lopez de la Nieta. Simone has since worked with independent choreographers and companies including Anu Sistonen (FI), Jean-Guillaume Weis (LU), Dog Kennel Hill Project (UK), Caracalla Dance Theatre (LB), Provincial Dances Theatre, Olga Pona/Chelyabinsk Contemporary Dance Theatre, Ballet Moskva (RU) and others.
Simone’s work and company, Simone Mousset Projects, is produced by Vasanthi Argouin, working in close collaboration with the artist house Les Indépendances in Paris. The work is developed in conversation with venues such as The Place, Trois C-L Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, Escher Theater, KLAP Maison pour la danse, Les Hivernales – CDCN d’Avignon, CND Lyon, and others. Recent choreographic commissions include works for London Contemporary Dance School and the Luxembourgish Pavilion, World Expo 2021/2022.
THE PASSION OF ANDREA 2
July 10th to 20th, 2021 (except the 15th)
Festival On (y) danse aussi l’été! 2021 – Les Hivernales – CDCN d’Avignon
The Passion of Andrea 2 is like trying to hold soap when it’s wet. It is the solution that constantly escapes us. It is magic trick, deadly game, dance performance, farce, debate, musical, sci-fi monologue, all in one. Masquerading as a sequel to an earlier, non-existent version of itself, this is a mischievous con artist of a dance piece about feelings of uneasiness, the inability to fully understand, and the painful desire for more.
Duration 55 mins (approx.)
Language English and some French. Adaptable to French-speaking audiences (key text will be performed in French).
Concept and Direction Simone Mousset
Performers Luke Divall, A de la Fe, Lewys Holt (original cast Mathis Kleinschnittger), ft. Alberto Ruiz Soler
Performers for R&D Amelia Emma Forrest, Nangaline Gomis, Raisa Kroger, Michèle Meloni, Andréa Rama, Raoul Riva, Elisabeth Schilling, Davide Sportelli
Sound Alberto Ruiz Soler
Costume and set design Lydia Sonderegger
Lighting Alberto Ruiz Soler, Seth Rook Williams
Dramaturgs Thomas Schaupp, Nikki Tomlinson
Acting Coach Francesco Mormino
Singing Coach Barbara Pierlot
Thanks to Koen Augustijnen, Amy Bell, and Renelde Pierlot for their feedback and mentoring support
Producer Vasanthi Argouin, Simone Mousset Projects
Administration Cathy Modert
Co-produced by Escher Theater (for Avignon – LU), KLAP Maison pour la danse (Marseille – FR), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (LU), CAPE – Centre des Arts Pluriels Ettelbruck (LU)
Financed by TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois (LU), Fondation Cléo Thiberge-Edrom sous l’égide de la Fondation de France (FR), Choreodrome – The Place (London – GB), Fondation Indépendance – Banque Internationale (LU), Fondation ETE (LU)
Supported by Maison du Portugal – André de Gouveia (Paris – FR), Dance City (Newcastle – GB) et Monodrama Festival (LU)
Development Clémence Huckel, Colin Pitrat, Manon Cardineau
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