An image of a base relief composed of figures that begin to move, detaching themselves from the stone and the shadows… Sudden falls, uncertain coyness or runaway movement — humanity arrives with all its doubts about its origin and the certainty of its own end. The performance mixes situations that speak about vanity and eternal rebirth with humour and critical distance. The dancers throw themselves into a dispassionate journey through high emotion and plunge into an opaque mystery and its stormy vibrations.
A rhythmical meter runs through the piece: it comes from the bodies’ secrets and their desire to simultaneously appear and disappear. The sea rises and descends, the dead are pushed into the abyss and we sing a lullaby to the living under the empire of the night and in the heart of strangeness.
Nuit sur le monde forms a triptyque
. Noli me tangere (Don’t touch me)
. Ad mortem festinamus (We rush towards death)
. Sola sub nocte (Under the lonely night)
Concept and direction Patrick Bonté
Choreography Nicole Mossoux, Patrick Bonté
Performers Sébastien Jacobs, Leslie Mannès, Ayelen Parolin, Maxence Rey, Candy Saulnier, Armand van den Hamer, Sylvie Merck
Set Catherine Cosme
Construction set Fred Op de Beeck
Paintings Sébastien Courtoy
Costumes Colette Huchard
Make-up Jean-Pierre Finotto
Video Ludovic Romain
Additional music Victor Kissine
Voice Sylvie Merck
Recording and mixing Thomas Turine
Light and sound mix Patrick Bonté
Direction assistant Flore Vanhulst
Production: Cie Mossoux-Bonté in coproduction with Les Brigittines – Centre d’Art contemporain du Mouvement de la Ville de Bruxelles (Belgique), with the support of Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, Dance department and Wallonie-Bruxelles International.