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Kiss & Cry

“FABULOUS” “ONE OF THE MOST ROMANTIC, SENSUAL THINGS I’VE EVER SEEN” “TRULY EXTRAORDINARY”   “It’s the kind of ephemeral film you cannot make in cinema. It has to be onstage,”  – director Jaco Van Dormael in The Boston Globe‘s preview of Cold Blood. “One of those artistic happenings that is nearly impossible to describe.” – WBUR     You’ve got to see it to believe it! COLD BLOOD – MAY 30 – JUN 3 

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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…

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It’s been five years since Belgian choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey blew Boston audiences away with Kiss & Cry, a unique performance that incorporated hand nano-dancing and miniature sets. ArtsEmerson is thrilled to welcome back their contemporary dance company, Astragales, and their phenomenal, new show Cold Blood. Although it has been a while since the city of Boston has witnessed the magic of nano-dancing, Astragales have been busy touring the world with a number of different…

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    A few years ago I was invited to serve on a panel for a major foundation. To begin the meeting, the facilitator asked the dozen of us at the table to write down the name of a performance we’d seen in the past five years that had reached us in the moment and stayed with us over time. We were a diverse group of arts professionals from all over the country, we came…

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  Film-maker Jaco Van Dormael and choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey. Photo by Julien Lambert Lights, camera, action! Fingers cavort in a delightful miniature setting, the cameras hover in time to the music, a voice narrates. Film-maker Jaco Van Dormael and choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey are filming right in front of your eyes. A plane journey, a forest in the fog, seven unexpected deaths, all punctuated by the sudden realizations of a waking dream,…

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