A horde of men and women, just like Goya painted them from deepest darkest war-torn Spain, traverse the disasters of History. Augmented and transfigured by their puppet doubles, they see their reference points slip away, their link with reality take on absurd forms.
They drone on like deaf people, chant lost songs and hit the ground with the stately rhythmics of old seguidillas.
They disguise their confusion with mirages and phantasmagorias as, from the shadows, they spew out what remains of their derision or illegitimate humour, their only strength in the general debacle.
The Company Mossoux-Bonté is drawing on pictorial inspiration, following Les Dernières Hallucinations de Lucas Cranach l’Ancien back in 1990
Conception and choreography Nicole Mossoux
Direction Nicole Mossoux in collaboration with Patrick Bonté
Performers Juan Benítez, Dounia Depoorter, Thomas Dupal, Yvain Juillard, Frauke Mariën, Fernando Martin, Isabelle Lamouline, Shantala Pèpe, Candy Saulnier, Fatou Traore, Eva Ponties-Domeneghetty alternating with Marie-Lou Adam
Vocal design Jean Fürst
Sound design Thomas Turine
Puppetry, costumes and scenography Natacha Belova
Costume confection Patty Eggerickx with the help of Myriam Simenon, Agnès Brouhon and Christelle Vanbergen from the Théâtre de Liège costumes studio
Light design Patrick Bonté
Masks making Loïc Nebreda and Audrey Robin
Protheses making Laurent Couline
Make-up Rebecca Flores-Martinez
Constructions Mikha Wajnrych
Flamenco training Corine Kraghman
Assitants Anaïs Grandamy and Sébastien Chollet
Technical direction Jean-Jacques Deneumoustier
Production Marion Couturier
Thanks Anna Moreno i Lasalle
Production Cie Mossoux-Bonté, in coproduction with Charleroi Danse – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Belgium, Théâtre de Rungis, Biennale de Danse du Val de Marne, La Coop asbl
With support from Théâtre de Liège, Théâtre de Châtillon, Shelterprod, Taxshelter.be, ING, the Federal Belgium Government Tax-Shelter, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Service de la danse and from Wallonie-Bruxelles International