The Passion of Andrea 2 (working title)
2019, Work in progress
Ah yes. I’ve always wanted to make a controversial copy of one of my own (unfinished) works.
The Passion of Andrea 2 (working title) is inspired by feelings of insecurity and confusion in a world of growing competition, suspicion, and the memory and escalation of conflicts past and present.
Sounds familiar? It is explicitely based on an unfinished version of a piece with the same (or similar, all right!) title from 2016, around the ephemereal presence of which three dancers claiming to be called Andrea try to construct a new piece. (Very new.)
The piece addresses the impossibility to fully understand, and the need to take a stand in spite of this. Who is Andrea, and if yes, how many? Is the desire for dialogue and understanding really impossible? How to be sure of oneself in an ever-transforming and increasingly threatening present?
Concept and direction: Simone Mousset
Performers: Luke Divall, Lewys Holt, Mathis Kleinschnittger
Research and development: Amelia Emma Forrest, Raisa Kröger, Michele Meloni, Andrea Rama, Elisabeth Schilling.
Dramaturgical support: Thomas Schaupp
Artistic support: Koen Augustijnen, Renelde Pierlot
Production: Simone Mousset Projects (LU)
Co-Production: KLAP Maison pour la Danse (FR), Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg (LU), CAPE (LU).
Partners: The Place as part of choreodrome 2018 (London, UK), Trois C-L Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois (LU), Maison du Portugal André de Gouveia Paris (FR), Dance City Newcastle (UK).