When death arrives, it is absurd, often trivial and sometimes comical. Cold Blood tells the stories of seven unexpected deaths, and the final vision that appears to each of the protagonists as they breathe their last breath – a bit of happiness buried deep within their memories.
The Belgian choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey and film director Jaco Van Dormael together with Kiss&Cry Collective bring this “experimental film on a kitchen table” to the stage through a mix of dance, film and dark humor. In this Lilliputian décor, hands intertwine then relax, touch each other and leave the scene, then come back before disappearing for good. The stage becomes a film set, with the miniature dance projected onto a large screen amid breathtaking lights and music.
A show by Michèle Anne De Mey, Jaco Van Dormael and Kiss&Cry Collective
Text / Thomas Gunzig
In Collective Creation / Gregory Grosjean, Thomas Gunzig, Julien Lambert, Sylvie Olive, Nicolas Olivier with the participation of Thomas Beni, Gladys Brookfield-Hampson, Boris Cekevda, Gabriella Iacono, Aurelie Leporcq, Bruno Olivier, Stefano Serra
Scenario / Thomas Gunzig, Jaco Van Dormael, Michèle Anne De Mey
Cinematography / Jaco Van Dormael, Julien Lambert
Choreography / Michèle Anne De Mey
Stage Design / Sylvie Olive assisted by Francois Roux, Juliette Fassin, Theodore Brisset, Brigitte Baudet, Daniella Zorrozua
Set Construction / Jean-Francois Pierlot (Feu, metal), Walter Gonzales (Triline)
Lighting Design / Nicolas Olivier, Bruno Olivier
Sound Design / Boris Cekevda
Photography / Julien Lambert
Dancers / Michèle Anne De Mey, Nora Alberdi, Denis Robert
Camera / Juliette van Dormael, assisted by Charlotte Marchal
Stage Managers and Performers / Harry Cleven, Ivan Fox, Hatuey Suarez-Piedra
Narrator / MO Tzu-yi (Mandarin), Toby Regbo (English)
Technical Director / Benjamin Dandoy
Lighting Director / Yann Hoogstoel
Sound Director / Benjamin Dandoy
Producer / Astragales asbl Hélène Dubois
Public Relations / Marie Tirtiaux
Agent and Tour Manager / Menno Plukker
With the support of Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles Belgium.
Co-Presenter / National Taichung Theater, National Kaochuing Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)
2021 NTT-TIFA Kiss&Cry Collective Cold Blood
※75 minutes without intermission
※4/9, 4/10 performed in Mandarin without surtitles; 4/11 performed in English without surtitles.
※This program contains adult themes. Viewer discretion is advised.
※Suggested for ages 15+