BAL: Pride and Disappointment
BAL: Pride and Disappointment is a collaboration with Leeds-based dance artist Lewys Holt around the question: What if disappointment was something humans were aiming for?
BAL: Pride and Disappointment, shown as work-in-progress in June 2021, is somewhere between an ice-dancing routine and a weird dream, filled with flying cows, awe-inspiring horses, inter-dimensional pop stars, and two people trying to do something great.
Disappointed with their human existence, Lewys Holt and Simone Mousset embark on a series of efforts towards a sense of something that once was, but is no more. In the midst of folkloric imagery, they are dealing with each other’s positions and propositions, as they pursue a desire to transcend their human form through dance, imagination, and a new myth, designed specifically for the occasion.
Concept and performance: Lewys Holt, Simone Mousset
Sound: Lewys Holt, Alberto Ruiz Soler
Costume and stage: Lewys Holt, Simone Mousset, Melanie Planchard
Text: Lewys Holt, Simone Mousset
Artistic support: Inari Hulkkonen, Eleanor Sikorski
Initial research companion: Anne-Mareike Hess
Voice-over: Anne Klein
Lighting design: César Santos, Nicolas Tremblay
Production manager: Nicolas Tremblay
Producer: Vasanthi Argouin
Production: Simone Mousset Projects
Co-production: Escher Theater, Luxembourg
Logistical support: Abbaye de Neumünster