The house lights go down. The camera starts. Action! Fingers dart about in a wonderful miniature decor, cameras float and dance along, a voice narrates. Film-maker Jaco Van Dormael and choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey make a film before your eyes. Like Kiss & Cry, their 2011 world hit, the long-awaited Cold Blood was a poetic trip full of flair and stunning visual discoveries. The press was ecstatic about this creation, which was the concluding work for Mons 2015, and then it went on a new world tour.
We are happy to present several performances of this KVS coproduction in Brussels, in French and also the Dutch version! Cold Blood is not a sequel to Kiss & Cry, but a compelling new adventure that lies somewhere between nano-dance and film. The author Thomas Gunzig will once again be responsible for the lyrics. You will recognise the influences of Ravel, Schubert, David Bowie and Janis Joplin. A journey through space and time, in the mind of a woman on the divide between life and death. A virtuoso ode to the fragility of life and the magic of theatre.
In the next few years Jaco Van Dormael will be supported as artist in residence by the KVS and Le manège Mons.
Realisation: Jaco Van Dormael / Direction: Jaco Van Dormael & Michèle Anne De Mey / Text: Thomas Gunzig / Creative Collaboration: Jaco Van Dormael, Michèle Anne De Mey, Grégory Grosjean, Gabriella Iacono, Julien Lambert, Pierre De Wurstemberger, Ivan Fox, Stefano Serra, Nicolas Olivier, Bruno Olivier, Giacinto Caponio / With the participation of: Thomas Beni, Gladys Brookfield-Hampson, Boris Cekevda, Gabriella Jacono, Aurélie Leporcq, Bruno Olivier, Stefano Serra / Script: Thomas Gunzig, Jaco Van Dormael & Michèle Anne De Mey / Camera: Julien Lambert / Assisted by: Pierre De Wurstemberger / Choreography: Michèle Anne De Mey & Grégory Grosjean / Dancers: Michèle Anne De Mey, Grégory Grosjean, Gabriella Iacono / Image: Julien Lambert (Crea), Juliette Van Dormael (Tour), Ass. Aurélie Leporcq (Crea), Pierre De Wurstemberger (Tour) / With: Michèle Anne De Mey, Grégory Grosjean, Ivan Fox Hernandez, Gabriella Jacono, Julien Lambert, Aurélie Leporcq, Bruno Olivier, Stefano Serra, Jaco Van Dormael, Juliette Van Dormael & Pierre Wurstemberger / Narrators: Jaco Van Dormael (FR), Valentijn Dhaenens (NL), Francesco Mormino (IT) / Translation text: Michael De Cock (NL), Olmo Missaglia (IT) / Set:Ivan Fox, Stefano Serra / Lighting: Nicolas Olivier / Assisted by: Giacinto Caponio & Bruno Olivier / Sound: Boris Cekevda / Technical Coordination: Thomas Beni (Creation), Thomas Dobruzskès (Tour) / Technique: Bruno Olivier, Stefano Serra, Ivan Fox Hernandez / Photo: Julien Lambert.
Production: Hélène Dubois/Astragale Asbl / Tour Manager: Meryl Moens / Modul Cie / Associated Producer: Astragale Asbl (BE) / Coproducers: Charleroi Danses (BE), La Fondation Mons 2015 (BE), KVS (BE), Les Théâtres De La Ville De Luxembourg (LU), Le Printemps Des Comédiens (FR),Torino Danza (IT), Canadian Stage (CA), Théâtre De Carouge (CH), Théâtre Des Célestins (FR) / Producer: Le Manège Mons (BE) / Coproducer: KVS / With the support of: La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, WBI.