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Empire of a Faun Imaginary

Something between a prehistoric opera and an eerie ballet, Empire of a Faun Imaginary addresses feelings of meaninglessness and futility, the inadequate devices we have to navigate them, and the fantasies this generates. Yearning for transformation and new futures, Empire of a Faun Imaginary is a melancholic world in search of the miraculous, that asks: How can we go on, and how can we dream again? The piece combines vocal work, visual art, and bodies in movement to explore our tussle with a contradictory, messy, and uncertain world, where horror and beauty carry on a strange dialogue.

Artistic director









Artistic companion

Cultural theory consultant


Voice work and vocal composition


Stage and Costumes

Stage and costumes collaboration

Wigmaker (tights)

Puppet creation



Production and stage manager

Stage manager

Assistant stage manager

Company management

Development in France

Attachée de presse (France)


Simone Mousset

Tasha Hess-Neustadt, Lewys Holt, Eevi Kinnunen, Hannah Parsons,

with Jorge Motel / Carine Baccega / Louis Chevalier

Lou Cope

Neil Callaghan

Macon Holt

Alberto Ruiz Soler

Jamie McCarthy

Seth Rook Williams

Lydia Sonderegger

Ariane Koziolek, Anne-Sophie Raemy, Leonie Wienandts

Birte Meier

Sophie Ruth Donaldson, Emilie Mathieu

Cony Jegerlehner

Vasanthi Argouin

Bryony Byrne

Alberto Ruiz Soler

Jorge Motel

Cathy Modert

Les Indépendances

Murielle Richard

Sven Becker 

Marco Pavone

Production: Simone Mousset Projects

Coproduction: Escher Theater (LU) ; Esch 2022 Capitale européenne de la Culture (LU) ; POLE-SUD, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National, Strasbourg (FR) ; Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes (FR) ; KLAP Maison pour la danse (FR) ; Les Hivernales – CDCN d’Avignon (FR) ; Atelier de Paris / CDCN (FR) ; Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape, direction Yuval PICK (FR)

Financial partners: The Place – Londres; TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois; CN D Centre national de la danse dans le cadre du dispositif Artistes en expérimentation à Lyon; Fondation Indépendance by BIL

With the support of Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg (LU)

Residency at La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne

With thanks to London Contemporary Dance School Costume Department

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