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A mixture of hair buns and shaved heads, five scientists conduct a battery of tests on their guinea pigs, looking for positions and movements capable of releasing the tension which builds up in our heads and bodies. They also perform experiments on themselves until, gradually, the whole haphazard process starts to slide off the rails...
Always illuminating, Mossoux-Bonté return with another acidic look at the hypocrisies of the human comedy, delivered with a characteristically acute sense of observation (see also their recent Histoire de l’imposture). This time round the Belgian duo have chosen to focus on some passions as widespread as they are toxic: addictions, perversions, dynamics of domination, unsavoury acts… Each new test unleashes a flurry of dislocated, distorted gestures as the body expresses the social chaos born out of our collective imagination.
But the behaviour of the so-called scientists turns out to be highly suspicious, and their laboratory bears an uncanny resemblance to a mad house.
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Concept, text, lighting: Patrick Bonté
Directed and choreographed by: Patrick Bonté, Nicole Mossoux
Original music: Thomas Turine
Stage design: Didier Payen
Costumes: Colette Huchard (assisted by Camille Flahaux)
Hair and wigs: Rebecca Flores-Martinez
Translation and adaptation: Oonagh Duckworth
Performers: Sébastien Jacobs, Leslie Mannès, Frauke Mariën, Maxence Rey, Harold Henning
Production: Cie Mossoux-Bonté
Co-production: Rose des Vents (Scène Nationale Lille Métropole Villeneuve d’Ascq) ; Les Brigittines (Brussels)
With support from: Le Phare (Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre et de Haute Normandie); Théâtre Paul Eluard (Scène Conventionnée - Bezons); DSN (Scène Nationale de Dieppe); Théâtre de Châtillon; Biennale de Danse du Val-de-Marne (CDC La Briqueterie)
And the backing of: Wallonie-Bruxelles / Service Danse and Wallonie-Bruxelles International
Photos credit : Francis Aviet
- Place of capture : Le Théâtre
- Collection : Mimos 2019