As part of the '3 du TROIS' evening organised each month by the Centre de création chorégraphique luxembourgeois TROIS C-L (TROIS C-L Luxembourg Centre for Choreographic Creation), the Secretary of State for Culture Guy Arendt presented the Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis to the dancer and choreographer Simone Mousset on 3 October 2017.
The jury, chaired by Marie-Laure Neiseler, chose Simone Mousset due to the 'merit of a brave young choreographer, whose unique artistic approach develops a sincere and original message.'
The flagship award on the Luxembourg dance scene
Guy Arendt congratulated Simone Mousset for the prize and her work, highlighting her approach, characterised by in-depth reflection: 'Simone Mousset offers us the fruit of her research and does not make art for art's sake. She deals with themes and issues that are both relevant and topical.'
In his speech, Guy Arendt raised the importance of the Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis as a witness to the creative energy in Luxembourg: 'Luxembourg's dance scene has no reason to fear comparison with other countries. Even though the prize is only awarded to one person, it helps to promote and highlight the entire dance sector.'
The Lëtzebuerger Danzpräisis awarded every two years to a young dancer or choreographer who has stood out in their field and can already pride themselves on international attention for at least one production. The prize consists of €5,000 and is aimed at encouraging modern choreographic creation or the artistic merit of a young dancer in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
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)