• 07—09.06.2022 19:00
Théâtre Les Tanneurs, 75’

Ten museum wardens are shut into the galleries at night and become engulfed by the paintings of Goya that they see all day. Gradually, their reference points disintegrate, and their connection with reality takes on bizarre forms. Elucubrations, phantasmagoria, deaf manipulation and outbursts are the only possible responses to the predicted debacle.

Goya – who was the first painter at the Spanish court – had forsaken his social ambitions when he painted his Black Paintings, in which he compassionately and fiercely humorously contemplates the throes of war, the abuses of the Inquisition and the foolishness of power. Haunted by these paintings, the bodies rise up, fall apart and play with gravity, like those figures sitting in the void, battles lost in advance, dislocated royal portraits.

Inspired by the songs and dances of the time, The Great He-Goat also allows us to “hear” the paintings, the vocal content, getting as close as possible to their tonality to bring out their underlying intentions.

Concept, choreography :
Nicole Mossoux
Direction :
Nicole Mossoux
in collaboration with :
Patrick Bonté
Performance, artistic collaboration :
Juan Benítez, Dounia Depoorter, Thomas Dupal, Yvain Juillard, Frauke Mariën, Fernando Martin, Isabelle Lamouline, Shantala Pèpe, Candy Saulnier, Fatou Traore, Eva Ponties-Domeneghetty and Marie-Lou Adam in alternation
Figures, costumes, scenography :
Natacha Belova
Vocal creation :
Jean Fürst
Sound creation :
Thomas Turine
Light :
Patrick Bonté
Make up, wigs :
Rebecca Flores-Martinez
Costume design :
Patty Eggerickx
with the help of :
Lydie Fourneau, and Myriam Simenon, Agnès Brouhon and Christelle Vanbergen from the costume workshop of the Théâtre de Liège
Creation of the masks :
Loïc Nebreda, Audrey Robin
Prosthesis making :
Laurent Couline
Creation of the set :
Mikha Wajnrych
Flamenco training :
Coral Vados
Sound technician :
Fred Miclet
Light technician :
Jean-Jacques Deneumoustier
Set management :
Céline Pagniez
Assistance :
Rita Belova, Sébastien Chollet, Anaïs Grandamy
Production :
Cie Mossoux-Bonté
Coproduction :
Charleroi danse – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie- Bruxelles, La Briqueterie - CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Théâtre de Rungis, La Coop asbl, Shelterprod
With the support of :
Théâtre de Liège, Théâtre de Châtillon, Taxshelter.be, ING, Tax-Shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Service de la Danse, Wallonie-Bruxelles International
Thanks to :
Anna Moreno i Lasalle, Alicia Tajuelo Martin, Lou Emanueli, Cécile Maniquet
Pictures :
Mikha Wajnrych