A courageous young choreographer, whose singular artistic approach develops a sincere and original message
Luxembourgish Dance Award 2017
A free electron in the dance world
Florence Becanne, Le Jeudi
Simone Mousset (she/her) is a Luxembourgish dance artist based between London, Luxembourg, and France. Her work is concerned with articulating textures around the uncertain, the messy, and the unresolved, sculpting rigorous processes of imagination and strange qualities of presence. Through the creation of striking and existential worlds, situated between fiction and a heightened reality, her work shifts the familiar and opens up spaces for the weird, the surreal, the imaginary. Her practice spans dance, theatre, performance, visual art, drawing, and writing.
Simone trained in London at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the Royal Academy of Dance, and the London Contemporary Dance School’s postgraduate dance company EDge, which toured works by Sasha Waltz, Igor Urzelai & Moreno Solinas, James Wilton, Tony Adigun, Matthias Sperling, and Rachel Lopez de la Nieta. Simone has worked with independent choreographers and companies including Anu Sistonen (FI), Jean-Guillaume Weis (LU), Dog Kennel Hill Project (UK), Caracalla Dance Theatre (LB), Provincial Dances Theatre, Olga Pona/Chelyabinsk Contemporary Dance Theatre, Ballet Moskva (RU) and others.
Recipient in 2017 of the Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis / Luxembourgish Dance Award, Simone is currently a Work Place Artist at The Place in London, associate artist at Escher Theater in Luxembourg, and accompanied by the Fondation Cléo Thiberge Edrom (Fondation de France). Her company, Simone Mousset Projects, is accredited and supported by the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg.
Simone develops her work together with producer Vasanthi Argouin and the performing arts production agency Les Indépendances in Paris, as well as in conversation with venues such as The Place, Trois C-L Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, Escher Theater, KLAP Maison pour la danse, Les Hivernales – CDCN d’Avignon, Atelier de Paris, and others. Recent choreographic commissions include works for London Contemporary Dance School and the Luxembourgish Pavilion, World Expo 2021/2022.
Simone also teaches internationally, such as at Camping by CN D (FR), Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon, Novosibirsk State Ballet College (RU), International Festival of Modern Choreography in Vitebsk (Belarus), Danish National School of Performing Arts, SEAD Salzburg, Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, Royal Academy of Dance, London Contemporary Dance School (UK), Caracalla Dance Theatre (LB), Conservatoire de Luxembourg and others.