Cie Mossoux-Bonté (Belgium)

“Kefar Nahum”

7 and 8 June at 9.15pm (Friday and Saturday)
9 June at 4.15pm (Sunday)

Concept and choreography: Nicole Mossoux Direction: Patrick Bonté, Nicole Mossoux Performer: Nicole Mossoux Live music: Thomas Turine Set design: Johan Daenen Costumes: Colette Huchard Light design: Patrick Bonté Stage management: Mikha Wajnrych Technical direction: Claude Taymans Outside eye: Agnès Limbos Photographs: Mikha Wajnrych Co-production: Festival Fidena, Bochum (Germany) Partnership: Regards et Mouvements (France) Supports: SACD Technique: Object theatre For audiences over: +12 Running time: 50 min. Language: Without words


To give life to objects to the point where their appetite to live starts to devour the manipulator herself.

A world of objects, objects made of nothing, collected haphazardly during tours, to which a soul is attributed, human desires and animal impulses. Incarnate, devour, incarnate, devour. They reiterate the supreme shambles that is humanity.
Power games and feudal bed rights, monstrous couplings, unnatural births, gratuitous violence, executions taking place in a cortege of incessant transfigurations from which even the puppeteer’s body will not escape — flesh and blood absorbed like any other materiel.

On stage there are two tables and two prime contractors. She, half woman, half spider, manipulates a whole flow of monsters, all made up of jumble.
He, at the keyboard, gives them voice and a surrounding of sound.
We seek, in the symbiosis that takes place, to try and distinguish from where the gesture emanates and which of the two worlds, so closely fitting together, engenders the other.

Kefar Nahum is gripping from beginning to end, skillful, inventive and filled with energy, an extraordinary and necessary work of puppetry.” - Matthew Isaac Cohen, Barbican Pit

“An astonishing performance by the dancer/manipulator. She breathes life into objects. Uncategorisable, irresistible, monstrous and lyrical.” - Le Soir

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Since joining forces in 1985, Nicole Mossoux and Patrick Bonté have been creating performances that straddle the border between dance and theatre.

By exploring precise themes that find expression through movement, their work seeks to meld these two disciplines into a single language and to create an atmosphere that affects the spectator deeply yet allows him or her to be the sole interpreter of the emotions the performance provokes.

Over and above the unmistakable “style” of the company, each performance, be it intimate or one that involves a large cast, deals with very separate and particular subjects.

Jointly directed by a man and a woman, the company’s creative vision demonstrates a genuine complementary between masculinity and femininity.
Nicole Mossoux and Patrick Bonté’s performances have been presented in approximately forty different countries.

Within the Projecto Funicular, Nicole Mossoux and Agnès Limbos will lead the workshop “The Body and the Object” in Lisbon, during FIMFA Lx13, in Culturgest.

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