In ‘Cold Blood,’ sleight of hand creates a different kind of magic
It’s often said that the eyes are the windows into the soul. But for the husband-and-wife team of Belgian film director Jaco Van Dormael and renowned choreographer Michele Anne De May, our hands may be the body’s most elemental form of expression. That idea has been brought to lyrical life in “Cold Blood,” a singular theater-dance-cinema hybrid, arriving in Boston this week, that employs inventive hand choreography to represent the people populating their enchanting dollhouse worlds.
“There’s something they do that imbues these hands with some level of character, so we can actually forget that it’s literally just a hand and not a whole life and a whole person there,” says David Dower, the artistic director of ArtsEmerson, which is presenting “Cold Blood” at the Cutler Majestic Theatre May 30-June 3.
COLD BLOOD – MAY 30 – JUN 3. THIS WEEK ONLY!