Cold Blood

A delightful new enchantment of stagecraft and cinema from the makers of Kiss & Cry.

MAY 30 - JUN 3, 2018

Is there life before death? That’s the big question posed by this completely unexpected, mesmerizing show from the troupe behind ArtsEmerson’s 2013 word-of-mouth phenomenon, Kiss & Cry . Utilizing that same theatrical magic — cinematic techniques, miniature sets, dancing hands and a poetic voice-over — Cold Blood cycles through a series of different lives (and deaths) in a hypnotic dream-like state. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry — you’ll never look at your hands the same way again. Join us for a celebration of life, the senses, love and the final moments of light.

Under the direction of Belgian choreographer and dancer Michèle Anne De Mey and the award-winning filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael — director of the 2009 cult favorite Mr. Nobody starring Jared Leto — master artists use live film projection on stage to bring miniature worlds into full view of the audience.

"Magic happens. It is absolutely and undeniably charming."
- Le Devoir