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, as well as, more punctually, in post-Soviet regions and the Middle East.
Simone trained in London at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the Royal Academy of Dance, and the London Contemporary Dance School. She was part of the London Contemporary Dance School’s postgraduate dance company EDge, creating/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.
In 2015, Simone completed her MA and started developing her choreographic work through Resolution and Choreodrome at The Place, as well as choreographic laboratories at Trois C-L Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, the Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg, KLAP Maison pour la danse in Marseille, and others. Following her production BAL in 2017, she was awarded the Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis / Luxembourgish Dance Award. Simone is currently a Work Place artist at The Place in London and an associate artist at the Escher Theater in Luxembourg, and her work is supported by the Fondation Cléo Thiberge Edrom (Fondation de France). Recent choreographic commissions include works for London Contemporary Dance School and for the upcoming World Expo in Dubai.
Simone teaches ballet and contemporary dance classes as well as a range of workshops 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 Place’s youth dance company SHIFT (UK), the Caracalla Dance Theatre company and its school (LB), the Conservatoire de Luxembourg and others.