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May 23, 2018 | Film, Theatre,

Do You Know the Nano-Dance Phenomenon?



With Cold Blood right around the corner, we’ve been on the lookout for examples of nano-dance in popular culture. What’s nano-dance you ask? While people have been expressing human emotions via their hands, both on and off stage, the term itself is relatively new. The basic definition is: “the choreography of hands and fingers set inside a tiny universe of inanimate objects.” One source credits the Astragales team with its recent surge in popularity: “Since the creation of Kiss & Cry, nano-dance has become a phenomenon in itself. This choreography of hands and fingers set inside a tiny universe of inanimate objects was made known largely thanks to internationally renowned dancer and choreographer Michèle Anne de Mey, the creative force behind Kiss & Cry and Cold Blood. Using inanimate objects and hands to tell stories that are both touching and human is entirely possible… but you got to see it to believe it!”- Fabienne L’Abbé 


Nano-dance, nano-dance revolution. A short clip from Cold Blood


Did Hollywood stars Laverne Cox and Sofia Vergara unknowingly take part in the art form at the 2017 Oscars? Behold the Mani-Cam from the red carpet:



Since 2004, this youtube channel entitled “Fingers Breakdance” has been churning out vid after vid of delightful nano-dance numbers:



Here’s a brilliant instance of nano-dance from Israel:



Even legendary fashion brand Chanel have aired a TV ad featuring nano-dancing:



Speaking of TV ads, do you remember the Country Crock hands? We never saw the actors, but we knew exactly what was going in the household where a couple constantly flirted next to a tub of margarine.




The hand is the visible part of the brain.“-  Immanuel Kant

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.” – Colin Wilson


The world’s premiere nano-dancers are coming to #Boston next week; you’ve got to see it to believe it! COLD BLOOD – MAY 30 – JUN 3 

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