Katafalk

Our dreams of eternity, of communication with the heavens…materialized and dematerialized in a performance installation that plays with the confusion that can arise between a real and a virtual image.

Here we are attempting to fashion the soul into the image of the body. It is a necessary stage before their definitive separation. We may encounter some difficulties on the way, the soul being essentially volatile and always in a hurry to take liberties, to venture alone, far from the restraints of the body. It may also be that it totally escapes us…

Premiered during Bruges 2002, European City of Culture, Katafalk is about the divided, pierced body, liquefied, developing animal protuberances or projected into an unending, painless fall…

Concept Nicole Mossoux
Direction Patrick Bonté, Nicole Mossoux
Performers Greet de Meurisse
Costumes Colette Huchard
Make-up Jean-Pierre Finotto
Construction Sylvain Fasy
Mise en image Dirk Grijspeirt
Cadre Jean-Jaques Mathy
Montage Steven Sanders
Sound mix Patrick Bonté

Production: Cie Mossoux-Bonté in coproduction with Charleroi/Danses – Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and Cultuur Centrum de Brugge (Belgium), with the support of Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, Dance department and Wallonie-Bruxelles International.