© Alessia Contu
Cie Mossoux-Bonté

Les corps magnétiques

They look like good company, these men in suits and these women in heels, stumbling into a cocktail party, glass in hand... But almost straight away, they’re seized by awkwardness, as if they no longer know what led them there, as if they do not recognize themselves, while still being hopelessly attracted to one another.

They are like monstrous dreamers, magnetized by physical curiosity, desire, rejection, the need to dominate or couple, to form clans or separate into groups according to their moods and affinities. These “magnetic bodies” portray multiple variations of social relationships, viewed through the revealing filter of a suddenly unleashed subconscious.

Between humor and oddity, an allegory about the impossibility and necessity of community.

Concept and direction Patrick Bonté
Choreography Nicole Mossoux, Patrick Bonté
Performers Bernard Eylenbosch, Odile Gheysens, Sébastien Jacobs, Yvain Juillard, Leslie Mannès, Frauke Mariën, Maxence Rey, Armand Van Den Hamer
Music Thomas Turine
Recorded music Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles
Set design Didier Payen
Costumes Colette Huchard
Make-up Jean-Pierre Finotto assisted by Véronique Lacroix
Hairdresser Thierry Pommerell assisted by Marie Maeck 
Light Patrick Bonté, Pierre Stoffyn
Sound technician Marc Doutrepont
Stage management Aurélie Perret
Assistant Coralie Vanderlinden

Production: Cie Mossoux-Bonté in coproduction with La Rose des Vents – Scène Nationale, Villeneuve d’Ascq (France), Charleroi/Danses – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Le manège.mons – Scène transfrontalière de création et de diffusion and Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles (Belgium), with the support of Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, Dance department and Wallonie-Bruxelles International.