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ABOUT

Mousset’s work fills your senses with passion, excitement, and awe

 

- CESD Talent Agency NYC

 

OUI DANSE's heated dynamic... an unrelentingly manic tempo... the hyperbolic movements... His choreography seduces us like an infatuated teenager: Its feverish insistence electrifies 

 

- The Dance Enthusiast

 

OUI DANSE

Challenges physicality

Dares imagination

Reconnects with humanity

In French, OUI DANSE means YES DANCE. “YES” for positivity. OUI [ WE ] for UNIVERSALITY.

 

OUI PORTRAYS THE HUMAN CONDITION WITH GROTESQUE ELEGANCE, BOLD MOVEMENT, AND A THEATRICAL SENSIBILITY. 

Founded by French Artistic Director/Choreographer Brice Mousset, OUI DANSE is a contemporary dance company based in New York City. Mousset, grounded in his intellectual education in human/ biological sciences and his eclectic dance background, observes the human condition with love and irony.  He presents dance which pushes the limits of physicality, creating a contemporary movement vocabulary that is unguarded, visceral; marrying  risk and technical bravura with the simplicity of pedestrian movement to connect us to our emotions.  Mousset’s dancers, from different cultural and artistic backgrounds, share their individuality - their beauty, strengths and flaws -to reveal our common humanity. 

Mousset’s first work for OUI DANSE, “Travailler”, was Reverbdance APAP award winner for Best Choreography

and Audience Favorite.  The company performs extensively at venues such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out Series, Riverside Dance Festival, Danspace Project at Saint Mark’s Church, Luminaria Arts Festival, and Dancers For Good Festival. In France, 2020, at the invitation of Pierre François Heuclin, OUI DANSE will perform at Vaison Danses International Dance Festival and will be in residency at Lachapelle Saint Marie invited by Abou Lagraa. 

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

BRICE MOUSSET

Born and raised in Paris, France, Mousset studied Biology and Human Sciences at Nanterre University before falling into the world of dance. After an eclectic performing career in Europe in musicals, opera, TV and dance companies, Mousset moved to New York City to begin teaching and choreographing.

In Europe and the USA Mousset choreographs for OUI DANSE and for film, fashion, circus, opera and musicals. He has choreographed for Broadway Bares, Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS, and taught and made dances for some of the most prestigious American dance institutions such as SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, Point Park University, Alvin Ailey BFA Fordham program, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center, Joffrey Ballet School, STEPS on Broadway. Mousset has choreographed for and performed with Christine Dakin, former Principal Dancer and Artistic Director of Martha Graham Dance Company, and was chosen by Mr. Robert Battle Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey Dance Company for the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab.

In 2019 Mousset is setting new works for the Martha Graham Dance Company 2 and Ailey Professional Division.