FROM JANUARY 9TH TO FEBRUARY 3RD 2018 IN FRENCH
ON JANUARY 26TH IN ENGLISH
BY MICHÈLE ANNE DE MEY, JACO VAN DORMAEL AND THE KISS & CRY COLLECTIVE
Following the global success of Kiss & Cry’s nano-dances in 2011, choreographer Michèle Anne de Mey and filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael transport us into a moment of pure poetry with their second creation, Cold Blood.
An ode to life at the intersection of different media – film, dance, music, and theatre – this show has a rare emotional power. It forces us to consider the fragility of life by exploring the instant just before that final breath that transforms our existence, through a journey of extraordinary reach, infinite tenderness and exquisite nostalgia.
A voiceover opens what proves to be a delicate and piercing experience: “You think that when you die, your life flashes before your eyes, but that’s not what happens. Only one image remains, unexpected, after everything else has disappeared…For you it’s the softness of skin, a vanilla-scented afternoon.”
Onstage, hands perform on miniature film sets. The audience watches as the film is simultaneously shot and screened. The story, full of intelligence and reveries, unfolds in an exquisite and diaphanous ballet.