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I feel so happy, encouraged and honoured that I have won the "Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis" / Luxembourgish Dance Award 2017, "to recognize the merit of a courageous young choreographer, whose singular artistic approach develops a sincere and original message"! YAY! "Le jury du Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis a retenu Simone Mousset comme lauréate du Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis 2017, "un prix pour reconnaître le mérite d’une jeune...

It is done! We have performed and enjoyed BAL in the last week of April, with wonderful feedback and attention from both audiences and reviews! It was a exhausting and long way, and I am glad this first rush is over. Let's see whether the piece will find its place in the future also, now that everyone knows the truth. And for...

Elisabeth and myself rushed off to London after an inspiring showing of work in progress of BAL in Luxembourg earlier this month, and had a great time Impressing the Grand Duke at the Resolution 2017 Festival at The Place. What better platform to talk about the lives and times of emerging choreographers? We think it went down well and we look...

This week we started work on my new creation BAL, in the studio with my tried and trusted collaborator Elisabeth Schilling.  Taking the form of an absurd family saga, BAL explores questions of identity, origin, and folk dancing. For the moment, we are still writing, writing, writing - are we writing a novel? Are we writing the chronicles of the Luxembourgish family the...

Impressions from an amazing trip - in a list: Flight, flight. Embassy and waiting, photographing, waiting. An endless car drive with famous strangers. No strangers anymore, in the freezing air at the border of Belarus, all foreigners are the same. A concrete block of a soviet hotel, with a huge, deserted, stony entrance hall, wide and empty corridors, thick, wooden, rattling doors, brown and yellow wallpaper...

The last two months were full with rehearsals for "Mood(s)" with the wonderful Anu Sistonen. We were lucky to have the rehearsal rooms (and kitchen) of the Théâtre d'Esch in Luxembourg all to ourselves for weeks on end, surrendering the studio only to the warm-hearted Limón Company passing through on their last stop touring Europe. While the rehearsal process was intense but smooth,...

Presenting my work alongside choreographers Jill Crovisier, Anne-Mareike Hess, Anu Sistonen, Lea Tirabasso and Jean-Guillaume Weis, I just spend a wonderful and intense four days at the Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf, seeing lots of shows and meeting so many people! Brilliant to finally see Joan Clévillé's Plan B for Utopia, and disappointed to have missed Vertedance's Correction! You can check out our trailer here: Dance From Luxembourg!   ...

A new piece is in the making: "The Passion of Andrea; Or: How We Learn to Laugh with Our Monsters” (original working title: "Super Ok"). We are now entering the final week of rehearsals with choreographer / mentor Koen Augustijnen and the fabulous dancers Elisabeth Schilling, Michele Meloni and Andrea Rama. Show: June 15th 2016 in the Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg...