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, working across wider Europe, and reaching out to Russia and the Middle East.
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 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, performing works by Sasha Waltz, Igor Urzelai & Moreno Solinas, James Wilton, Tony Adigun, Matthias Sperling, and Rachel Lopez de la Nieta. Simone has since 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.
Simone’s work and company, Simone Mousset Projects, is produced by Vasanthi Argouin, working in close collaboration with the artist house Les Indépendances in Paris (for France), and with the curator and critic Nika Parkhomovskaya (for Russia). The work is developed in conversation with venues such as The Place, Trois C-L Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, the Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg, KLAP Maison pour la danse, Les Hivernales – CDCN d’Avignon, CND Lyon, and others. Recent choreographic commissions include works for London Contemporary Dance School and for the upcoming World Expo in Dubai.
Currently interested in furthering a personal pedagogy around folkloric-contemporary ballet classes, Simone teaches internationally, such as in the past at the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon (FR), the Novosibirsk State Ballet College (RU), the International Festival of Modern Choreography in Vitebsk (Belarus), the Danish National School of Performing Arts, SEAD Salzburg, the Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, the Royal Academy of Dance, the London Contemporary Dance School, The Place’s youth dance company SHIFT (UK), the Caracalla Dance Theatre company and its school (LB), the Conservatoire de Luxembourg and others.