© Mikha Wajnrych
Cie Mossoux-Bonté

Twin Houses

Imagine finding yourself invaded by a multitude of beings who act through you without asking your opinion. They grab hold of one or other part of your body, creep in between your intentions and your gestures, emitting contradictory voices, strange discourses...

Twin Houses, a multiple monologue that presents Nicole Mossoux and five articulate mannequins together in such close proximity that one no longer knows who is manipulating who nor who holds power over the other.

Nicole Mossoux and Patrick Bonté’s only foray into the domain of animated forms, in Twin Houses the dancer is confronted by its doubles. Since its premiere, the performance has toured continuously across the five continents.

The performance is presented in the form of a series of short stories, at times cruel at others burlesque.  It is interspersed with black-outs, serving as memory lapses from which are born in us forces  unknown to us and out of which emerges the "Unheimlich", a disquieting strangeness.

"How to kill your double, when each strike against it multiplies and engenders a conspiracy against you, the reason for which you are ignorant of?
These beings have taken a body, your body, they know and you do not.
Who are you again? Which one among them are you?  At what point is the end of yourself?  At the very limits of your skin?  The very limits of the world?"

Concept and choreography Nicole Mossoux
Direction Patrick Bonté, Nicole Mossoux
Performance Nicole Mossoux
Music Christian Genet
Scenography Johan Daenen
Costumes Colette Huchard
Costumes fabrication Anna Tourn, Patricia Eggerickx
Mannequins Jean-Pierre Finotto assisté de Fabrice Siciliano
Light and sound mix Patrick Bonté
Stage manager Mikha Wajnrych
Stage manager David Jans

Production Mossoux-Bonté Company, in coproduction with Charleroi/Danses – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, l’Atelier Sainte-Anne, Bruxelles and les Brigittines, Centre d'Art contemporain du Mouvement de la Ville de Bruxelles (Belgique), with the support of Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, dance department and Wallonie-Bruxelles International.