© Nicole Mossoux
Cie Mossoux-Bonté


Are all women potential Ophelias under the injunction to combine weakness and beauty to find their place in the world, to make themselves desirable, and thereby exist?

Four drowned women, taken from their own deaths and lying on the shore, seem to be waking up. Gathered around a black body of water from which projected images seem to spring, they try to reconstruct the alleged suicide of Hamlet's fiancée. But it is their own faces that they see in the water, each embodying in turn, and sometimes to the point of pleonasm, the images of the feminine that float in our subconscious. And when they fall into the trap of the Pre-Raphaelite paintings that sublimate the fettered woman, it is only to emerge together, alive and united.

Concept and choreography Nicole Mossoux
Direction Nicole Mossoux in collaboration with Patrick Bonté
Performance and artistic collaboration Anne-Cécile Chane-Tune, Colline Libon, Frauke Mariën and Shantala Pèpe
Original music Thomas Turine
Scenography Johan Daenen assisted by Johanna Daenen
Costumes Jackye Fauconnier assisted by Marine Stevens
Dressmaking Nicole Moris
Dressers Lydie Fourneau et Élodie Pulinckx
Make-up Nina Vial in collaboration with Valérie Locatelli
Light Patrick Bonté
Collaboration on dramaturgy Manon Dumonceaux

Film director and DP Sylvain Dufayard
First assistant director Romain Lhote
Gaffer Bert Jonckheere
Underwater operator Olivier Martin
Underwater camera assistant Alexandra Brixy
Camera assistant Laure Massiet
Apnea coach Alexis Servaes
Synchronised swimming trainer Lisa Ingenito

Sound technician Fred Miclet
Light technician and technical direction Jean-Jacques Deneumoustier
Video technician and stage manager Léopold De Neve
Video projection advisor Stefano Serra
Technical backup Camillo De Lellis, Baptiste Leclère, Bartira Pereira and Luca van het Groenewoud
Interns Camille Vandevelde and Nicolas Lefebvre
Special thanks Bertrand Bodart, Apolline Collard, Ophélie Collard, Marie-Jeanne Dieudonné, Eric Dumonceaux, Marie-Paule Goblet and Agnès Legrain

Production Compagnie Mossoux-Bonté, in coproduction with Charleroi danse – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Escher Theater – Esch-sur-Alzette, Théâtre les Tanneurs – Brussels, La Coop asbl and Shelter Prod. With support from Taxshelter.be, ING, the Federal Belgium Government Tax-Shelter, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, dance department and from Wallonie-Bruxelles International.