Four couples trace the anatomy of melancholia: They show the body as an object of desire and disillusionment where nudity evokes mannerist statues and medical slaps, chessboards and frozen lakes. They depict, passionlessly, the finite nature of flesh and the measure of its dizzying force. Melancholia is to be found somewhere between death and desire. It’s a desire that is aware of its own mortality.
This short work is restaging of a part of the full-evening-length performance, Contre Saturne created by Cie Mossoux-Bonté in 1996.
Concept and direction Patrick Bonté
Choreography Nicole Mossoux, Patrick Bonté
Performers Pascal Crochet, Jean Fürst, Séverine Matteuzzi, Enzo Pezzella, Karine Pontiès, Maxence Rey, Candy Saulnier, Erika Zueneli
Music Arvo Pärt
Costumes Colette Huchard
Make-up Jean-Pierre Finotto
Light Patrick Bonté
Technical direction Pierre Stoffyn
Production: Cie Mossoux-Bonté in coproduction with Les Brigittines – Centre d’Art contemporain du Mouvement de la Ville de Bruxelles (Belgium) / Les Nuits Blanches, with the support of Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, Dance department and Wallonie-Bruxelles International.