Simone Mousset

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Simone Mousset

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After the 3 du Trois at the Banannefabrik, Simone Mousset will present Empire of a Faun Imaginary at the Grand Théâtre.

A shuttle bus to the Grand Théâtre will be offered to spectators wishing to finish the evening with the performance of Empire of a Faun Imaginary by Simone Mousset (reservation not included in the ticket of 3 du TROIS). Please register in advance (by 26 May at the latest) by email to info@talentlab.lu.

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empire of a faun imaginary

In Empire of a Faun Imaginary, choreographer Simone Mousset creates a cosmos in which things remain in a state of limbo. Triggered by feelings of oppression and emptiness, and against the backdrop of global disaster such as the covid pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and the climate crisis, she asks about possible alternative worlds. How can a melancholic, elusive experience of the world be reopened to the miraculous and the magical? The four dancers create paths that point through the impossible today into an ungraspable future. Their movements give expression to a world that has come apart at the seams. Together they deliver a haunting meditation on living through an uncanny present, and on the absence of and visceral desire for hope.

I am dance and song. I am an alchemist. I conjure another state. I am a scientist. I bring back the enemy. I am a mammoth. I bathe in this magical, mystical space that is the Empire. I am a prophecy of a new reign of imagining futures of the less, less, less, which will be more, more, more. I am pulling people through the forest, and they will lose themselves, with a thousand doors and tunnels, but oh so charming, so seductive, so powerful on the soul, that the soul will be opened.

Musings of a Faun Imaginary

Une rêverie oscillant entre espoir et désespoir, angoisse et rédemption, rires et larmes.
Jérôme Quiqueret


Artistic director
Simone Mousset
Tasha Hess-Neustadt, Lewys Holt, Eevi Kinnunen, Hannah Parsons, with Jorge Motel
Lou Cope
Artistic companion
Neil Callaghan
Cultural theory consultant
Macon Holt
Alberto Ruiz Soler
Voice work and vocal composition
Jamie McCarthy
Seth Rook Williams
Stage and Costumes
Lydia Sonderegger
Stage and costumes collaboration
Ariane Koziolek, Anne-Sophie Raemy, Leonie Wienandts
Puppet creation
Sophie Ruth Donaldson, Emilie Mathieu
Wigmaker (tights)
Birte Meier
Cony Jegerlehner
Vasanthi Argouin
Production and stage manager
Bryony Byrne
Stage manager
Alberto Ruiz Soler
Assistant stage manager
Jorge Motel
Cathy Modert
Press Officer (France)
Murielle Richard
Development in France
Les Indépendances
Simone Mousset Projects
Escher Theater; Esch 2022 Capitale européenne de la Culture; POLE-SUD, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National, Strasbourg; Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes; KLAP Maison pour la danse; Les Hivernales - CDCN d’Avignon; Atelier de Paris CDCN; Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape, direction Yuval PICK
Financial partners
The Place - Londres; TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois; CN D Centre national de la danse dans le cadre du dispositif Artistes en expérimentation à Lyon; Fondation Indépendance by BIL
With the support of
Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg (LU)
Residency at
La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne
With thanks to
London Contemporary Dance School Costume Department
Simone Mousset Projects is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Simone Mousset is associate artist at The Place, London, and she is supported by the Fondation Cléo Thiberge Edrom.


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