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Cie Mossoux-Bonté

Juste Ciel

Twenty short stories to be told at night before praying
twenty entangled tableaux for a sacred comedy
where the body plays with appearances
and approaches absurdity reciting a rosary of learned gestures.


Juste Ciel was the first collaboration between Nicole Mossoux and Patrick Bonté. The production defined the contours of the Company's future research. Presented from the start to audiences across the world, from Sub-Saharan Africa to Mexico, it induced the notion of intimacy as a key to meeting others, beyond cultural divides and prejudices. 

The role was revived by Julia Arbey 26 years after its creation, providing an opportunity to revisit the question of Catholicism’s imprint on our behaviour.

At the creation in 1985:

Concept, choreography and performance Nicole Mossoux
Direction Patrick Bonté, Nicole Mossoux
Music Christian Genet, Jean-Luc Plouvier
Costumes Colette Huchard
Light Patrick Bonté

Production Compagnie Mossoux-Bonté / Lunule asbl


At the revival in 2012:

Performer Julia Arbey
Sound mix Marc Doutrepont
Make-up Jean-Pierre Finotto
Direction assistant Céline Ohrel

Production Compagnie Mossoux-Bonté, in coproduction with Festival Voix de Femmes, Liège and Les Brigittines – City of Brussels Contemporary Arts Center for Movement (Belgium). With support from Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, dance department and Wallonie-Bruxelles International.