Body-puppet laboratory: creation and manipulation

Workshop for professional actors, puppeteers, dancers, set designers and directors led by Natacha Belova and Nicole Mossoux from 22nd February to 12th March 2021 in Toulouse (France).
Application deadline: 22nd December 2020
Further information as well as a fully detailed programme can be found on Marionnettissimo's website.

Die Geisterhand, the film

Antonin de Bemels has created a video out of the many ghost hand clips that have been sent to us following a call for participation that we published in reaction to the cancellation of the performances of Whispers at The Westflügel Theater in Leipzig. You can find the film in free access here.

Les Arrière-Mondes

The Company is working on a new production. Les Arrière-Mondes will see the light of day from the 23rd to the 27th February 2021 at the Théâtre les Tanneurs in Brussels.
For more information

La dramaturgia de la materia Masterclass

A few days ago in Mexico City
you can see this masterclass online here
Special participation: Natacha Belova and Nicole Mossoux, Simultaneous translation: Nicole Ooms, Organization: Jimena Montes d'Oca, Paolina Orta and Edwin Torres.

For more information

Die Geisterhand

Video and audio artist Antonin de Bemels has created a video installation out of the many ghost hand clips that have been sent to us following a call for participation that we published in reaction to the cancellation of the performances of Whispers at The Westflügel Theater in Leipzig. It will be screened on the 12th and 26th September 2020 at Les Brigittines in Brussels during the Unpredictable Saturdays.

For more information about the installation…
Link to the participants’ filmed improvisations …

Online tour

Vice Versa is part of the programme of this year’s online edition of FITS festival in Sibiu, Romania.
The full video of the show will be made available from the 12th to the 21st June 2020.

Ghost hand challenge

Whispers was supposed to have been performed in Leipzig this end of May 2020. Instead, you can explore the theme and language developed in the production by sending us a short filmed improvisation of 2min30 maximum. The exercise is called the ghost hand.

You will find the tutorial and the guidelines here, where all the videos of the haunting presences you might have opened yourselves to will be revealed. You can send us your videos until the 9th August at

We want to thank all the participants and the Westflügel-team for this initiative.
We look forward to discovering who is hiding behind you.

Until then

While we are waiting to hit the road and come together again in this year 2020, you can find the films by the Company in free access here
We can't wait to trade our screens for actual encounters.
See you soon.

The show must go online

We felt it was important to find a way to share with you the performances that have been cancelled or postponed due to the global health crisis. 
You can therefore watch the complete videos of The Great He-Goat and Whispers for free on this website until the 15th April 2020.
Stay safe ! 

Cancelled and postponed dates (COVID-19)

The following performance dates have been cancelled or postponed because of the prevention measures against the spread of coronavirus: 
- The Great He-Goat / 26th March 2020 / Dieppe Scène Nationale - Dieppe (France)
- The Great He-Goat / 2nd April 2021 instead of 14th April 2020 / L'Odyssée - Périgueux (France)
- The Great He-Goat / 7-9th May 2020 / FIMFA festival - Lisboa (Portugal)
- Whispers / 29-30th October 2020 instead of 14-15th May 2020 / Mukamas Festival - Tampere (Finland)
- Whispers / 28-29th May 2020 / Westflügel - Leipzig (Germany)
- Histoire de l'imposture / 1st June 2021 instead of 3rd June 2020 / Festival Tours d'Horizon - Tours (France)
- The Great He-Goat / 2nd July 2021 instead of 26th June 2020 / Figurentheaterfestival Blickwechsel - Magdeburg (Germany)
- Les buveuses de café / 19-23rd October 2021 instead of 20-24th October 2020 / Les Brigittines - Brussels (Belgium)
- Alban / 30th October 2020 / Festival Drama Queer - Bratislava (Slovakia)
- The Great He-Goat / 29th April 2021 / Equilibre/Nuithonie - Fribourg (Switzerland)
We will keep you updated.
Take care of yourself and others ! 

Performing and visual arts : an encounter

The Alternatives Théâtrales-team invite you to extend the reflection about the encounter between the performing and visual arts, as developped in its most recent issue (October 2019), on the 13th March 2020 at the Brigittines in Brussels with Patrick Bonté and Véronique Leyens.The conversation will be moderated by Sylvie Martin-Lahmani.

The Great He-Goat : Laureate of the 2019 Maeterlinck Award

We're happy to announce that The Great He-Goat has received in Brussels the 2019 Maeterlinck Award for the best dance performance

Looking forward to Charleville-Mézières

We are proud to present The Great He-Goat during the 20th edition of the World Puppet Festival in Charleville-Mézières on Saturday 28th of Sept. at 10pm and on Sunday 29th Sept. at 4 pm 2019 (venue: Salle du Mont-Olympe).

Back from Valladolid ... with an award!

We're happy to share that The Great He-Goat just won an award for best (indoors) performance at Festival Internacional de Teatro y Artes de Calle in Valladolid in 2019.

Join us in Avignon!

We are proud to announce that Histoire de l’imposture will be presented in Avignon from the 5th to the 14th July 2019 – please note that there will be no performance on the 11th - at La Manufacture / Château de Saint-Chamand (shuttle leaves from 2, rue des Ecoles at 5.40 pm).

Workshop in Russia

Nicole Mossoux will be giving a workshop in Saint-Petersburg (Russia) from the 15th to the 20th July 2019 during an“international figurative theater laboratory”organized by Karlsson Haus Theater.

The new creation is out

Drawing from the body of work by Spanish painter Francisco Goya, The Great He-Goat saw the light of day on the 15th and 16th of March 2019 in Charleroi. The Company is now about to leave on its first French tour on the 22nd March 2019 in Rungis and on the 26th March 2019 in Châtillon during the Dance Biennal of the Val-de-Marne and the Festival MARTO.

"Improvisation & stylisation" workshop

On January 15th 2019, Nicole Mossoux and Patrick Bonté gave a workshop to about 15 participants as an introduction to a peformance of the Miniatures at Le Triangle in Rennes.
The result in pictures.


Discover the (very) short piece, Guns, performed by Nicole Mossoux, on the 6, 7 and 8th December 2018 as part of the pre-winter revue, Saturnalia, at the Brigittines (Brussels).

NEBOJ - New Performances TANEC PRAHA Festival June 1>25 2018

On June 8th and 15th 2018 will be given two in situ performances as part of the 30th Tanec Praha Festival. In collaboration with the Janácek Academy of Music and Performing Arts students in the Czech Republic.

Creation of the Miniatures

The four Miniatures, Vice Versa, Alban, Alecto (creation) et (At) the Crack of Dawn (creation) finally gathered all together from October 16th to 20th 2018 at Les Brigittines and on October 23rd and 24th at the Wallonia-Brussels Center in Paris . 

I am worried #01

February 28th 2018 - 17:00>19:00
Workshop with Nicole Mossoux and Camille Louis.

Format court ?

8 FEVRIER 2018 - 17:00>19:00
Recontre organisée en collaboration avec Alternatives Théâtrales & Le 140.
Renseignements et réservations

Workshop avec Nicole Mossoux

21>22 JANVIER 2018
Nicole Mossoux a animé un stage dans le cadre de la tournée de Whispers à L'IMAGINALE FESTIVAL.
En collaboration avec

Workshop with Nicole Mossoux in Prague

From July 18th to 23rd, Nicole Mossoux gave a workshop in Prague during the Nulty Bold Festival. 

Special Award for Whispers!

After presenting Whispers on May 19th 2016 at the Festival of Bielsko-Biala (PL), Cie Mossoux-Bonté is honoured to receive the Special Award of XXVII International Festival of Puppetry Art.

The Award was granted for "the mastery in building the image from sound and movement".

Petite imposture en Corée du Sud !

On May 6th and 7th 2016, the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris invited again Nicole Mossoux and Patrick Bonté to transmit Petite imposture (a short version of Histoire de l'imposture) to students. Performances took place on 26th and 27th May 2016 in Seoul, South Korea.

Journée de l'édition en danse

On May 28th 2016, the Company will participate in the 6th day of publishing in dance, organized by Micadanses, during the festival Faits Maison 2016.
This will also be the launch of the book by Philippe Verrièle devoted to choreographers in which Patrick Bonté and Nicole Mossoux are mentionned.

Retours sur une imposture

Publication of a book about the performance Histoire de l'imposture.
more info

Petite imposture

Petite imposture, Histoire de l'imposture short version, has been performed by the Conservatoire de Paris students and presented during the Biennale du Val-de-Marne 2015. 

"Histoire" by the director Susu Laroche

Histoire, the film that the London-based photographer and filmaker Susu Laroche shot a few weeks before the premiere of Histoire de l'Imposture and based on situations and gestural material from the performance, is on line.

Workshop à Bruges

À l'occasion de notre rétrospective à Bruges, Isabelle Lamouline et Lilian Bruinsma, deux collaboratrices de longue date de la Compagnie, donneront un workshop au Biekorf de Bruges le samedi 8 février de 14h à 17h.
Infos et inscriptions :

When opposites encounter each other

Nicole Mossoux and Claire Heggen organise a workshop at "Théâtre du Mouvement" in Montreuil (FR) from December 9th to 12th 

Workshop "The doubles"

From Septembre 19th to October 9th.
On the occasion of performances of Twin Houses at the Festival Tam Tam, Nicole Mossoux will lead a laboratory of 3 weeks based on the idea of doubles.

Dance and puppet, a such close proximity

Friday 2nd August 6:30pm / Festival Mima, Mirepoix (FR)
The discussion will be hosted by Dominique Passet and Caroline Galmot with Nicole Mossoux and Agnès Limbos

The doubles at La Réunion

Nicole Mossoux will be at La Réunion in april to audition the participants of a workshop based on the idea of the doubles that she will give in September.