A Taste of Poison

Five experts set their minds on testing contemporary modes of behavior. They submit themselves to experiments, adopting with strict scientific rigor a succession of given situations which seemingly release nerves: word to deed, power games, shameless profits, perverse conducts, addictions, abuses, impulses freed from their moral barriers that quickly transform into sad passions.
Nine tests pace the show. But little by little a more political point of view emerges from these private dissonances: isn't everything linked, from the drifts of the intimate to the destiny of societies?

Following their previous performance Histoire de l’imposture, Nicole Mossoux and Patrick Bonté continue a phantasmic reading of the contemporary world, using movement, voice and presence as keys of interpretation.

Concept and text Patrick Bonté
Direction and choreography Patrick Bonté in collaboration with Nicole Mossoux
Performance Harold Henning, Sébastien Jacobs, Leslie Mannès, Frauke Mariën, Maxence Rey
Original music Thomas Turine
Scenography Didier Payen
Costumes Colette Huchard
Hair and wigs Rebecca Flores-Martinez
Light Patrick Bonté
Assistant costumes Camille Flahaux
Translation and adaptation Oonagh Duckworth
Sound technician Eric Ronsse
Light technician Hugues Girard
Assistant Julie Goldsteinas

Production Compagnie Mossoux-Bonté in coproduction with Rose des Vents (Scène Nationale Lille Métropole Villeneuve d’Ascq) and Brigittines (Brussels). With the support of Phare (Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre et de Haute Normandie), Théâtre Paul Eluard (Scène Conventionnée - Bezons), DSN (Scène Nationale de Dieppe), Théâtre de Châtillon and Biennale de Danse du Val de Marne (CDC La Briqueterie).
With the help from Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, dance department and Wallonie-Bruxelles International.