Jaco Van Dormael and Michèle Anne De Mey

Cold Blood

Mons, Belgium / Namen, Belgium

Julien Lambert

Cold Blood

Mons, Belgium / Namen, Belgium

Julien Lambert

Cold Blood

Mons, Belgium / Namen, Belgium

Julien Lambert

Jaco Van Dormael and Michèle Anne De Mey | Cold Blood

Dancing fingers in a tribute to life before death
Fingers swarming through beautifully made miniature stage sets, cameras revolving and tumbling around the scenes while a voice tells stories. Film maker Jaco van Dormael and choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey create a live animated movie on stage, with expressive hands as their main characters. The results are directly projected on a large screen. With music by David Bowie and Janis Joplin playing in the background, you travel through space and time, in the head of a woman who balances between life and death. Cold Blood is a tribute to the vulnerability of existence, depicted in a cinematic and poetic way.

Cold Blood becomes an ode to the imagination: a recollection of how the saddest moments can touch you, if you dress them up wonderfully, especially in a manner causing wonder.”

- Ewoud Keulemans in De Morgen

Credits

Directors | Jaco Van Dormael and Michèle Anne De Mey
Text | Thomas Gunzig
Screenplay | Thomas Gunzig, Jaco Van Dormael and Michèle Anne De Mey
Film | Jaco Van Dormael and Julien Lambert
Choreography | Michèle Anne De Mey and Grégory Grosjean
Performers | Michèle Anne De Mey, Grégory Grosjean, Gabriella Iacono, Julien Lambert, Aurélie Leporcq, Bruno Olivier, Stefano Serra and Jaco Van Dormael
Dancers | Michèle Anne De Mey, Grégory Grosjean and Gabriella Iacono
Camera | Julien Lambert  
Set design | Sylvie Olivé and Brigitte Baudet
Light | Nicolas Olivier
Sound | Boris Cekevda
Production | Le manège.mons (Mons, Belgium), Théâtre de Namur (Namen, Belgium)
Coproduction | Charleroi Danses (Charleroi, Belgium), la Fondation Mons 2015 (Mons, Belgium), KVS (Brussel, Belgium), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg), le Printemps des comédiens (France), Torino Danza (Turin, Italy), Canadian Stage (Canada), Théâtre de Carouge (Switzerland), Théâtre des Célestins (France), La Comète – Scène Nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne (France)
With the support of | Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and Wallonie-Bruxelles International

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