The judging panel for the Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis has awarded this year's prize to Luxembourg dancer and choreographer Simone Mousset, "in recognition of the talent of a bold young choreographer whose unique artistic approach portrays a sincere, original message. The panel would like to congratulate the winner and encourage her to continue on this path." The official award ceremony will take place on 3 October 2017 at 7pm at TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois.
The flagship award on the Luxembourg dance scene
The Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis is the country's most prestigious prize in this artistic category. Since 2011, the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture has awarded the Danzpräis – together with the sum of €5,000 – every two years to a young male or female dancer or choreographer who has demonstrated excellence in the field and has already received international acclaim for at least one performance. The purpose of the prize is to encourage contemporary choreography and recognize the artistic talent of a young dancer in Luxembourg.
The judging panel, chaired by Marie-Laure Neiseler, was composed of Carl Adalsteinsson, Sylvia Camarda, Anne-Mareike Hess and Mathis Junet. It is not possible to apply for the Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis. The five members of the panel appointed by the Ministry of Culture, all experts in contemporary dance and well acquainted with the field of professional dance in Luxembourg, each draw up a list of artists that meet the criteria – as do a number of other dancers not on the panel – and the members of the panel decide together on the winner.
Simone Mousset – an international dancer
Simone Mousset pursued her dance training in London at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the Royal Academy of Dance and the London Contemporary Dance School. She has danced for choreographers and companies all over Europe and in Russia, Lebanon, Oman and Algeria. In 2016, the artist began developing her own choreography, which has now been performed in Luxembourg, Germany, Italy and London.
(Article written by the editorial team of the luxembourg.lu portal / Source: press release from the Ministry of Culture)