FFF | Michèle Anne De Mey - Jaco Van Dormael: Κiss & Cry / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

FFF | Michèle Anne De Mey - Jaco Van Dormael: Κiss & Cry

2 - 4 May 2014
Main Stage
A tale of love and forgetting is this dance spectacle in miniature, that tests the boundaries of both dance and cinema.
15 € | Concs 10 € | Unemployed 5 €
A couple off stage and collaborators on it, the important Belgian choreographer and dancer Michèle Anne De Mey and the award-winning film-maker Jaco Van Dormael present their acclaimed work Kiss & Cry / Νanodanses (2011), a dance spectacle in miniature, as its alternative title denotes, that tests the boundaries of both dance and cinema.

The dancers’ hands and fingers are all we see as they dance in a set taken straight out of childhood memories—all train sets, craft projects, tiny dolls’ houses and snow-covered landscapes. The dancing hands emerge as the ideal narrators of a tale of love and forgetting: a woman muses on the past, delving into her memories for the people who defined and loved her before disappearing from her life. Microcameras film and project this miniature, magical, choreographic world onto a big screen, stimulating a visual and emotional awakening in the audience.


Original idea: Michèle Anne De Mey & Jaco Van Dormael
Collective creation: Michèle Anne De Mey, Gregory Grosjean, Thomas Gunzig, Julien Lambert, Sylvie Olivé, Nicolas Olivier, Jaco Van Dormael
Choreography and NanoDanses: Michèle Anne De Mey & Gregory Grosjean
Director: Jaco Van Dormael
Text: Thomas Gunzig
Scenario: Thomas Gunzig & Jaco Van Dormael
Lighting: Nicolas Olivier
Images: Julien Lambert
Camera assistant: Aurélie Leporcq
Sets: Sylvie Olivé, assisted by Amalgame - Elisabeth Houtart & Michel Vinck
Director’s assistants: Benoît Joveneau, Caroline Hacq
Sound design: Dominique Warnier
Audio: Boris Cekevda
Manipulations and performance: Bruno Olivier, Gabriella Iacono, Pierrot Garnier
Construction and props: Walter Gonzales, Amalgame - Elisabeth Houtart & Michel Vinck Second set crew: Anne Masset, Vanina Bogaert, Sophie Ferro
Stage manager: Nicolas Olivier
Creative technicians: Gilles Brulard, Pierrot Garnier, Bruno Olivier
Music: George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, Arvo Pärt, Michael Koenig Gottfried, John Cage, Carlos Paredes, Tchaikovsky, Jacques Prévert, Ligeti, Henryk Gorecki, George Gershwin
Narrators: Jaco Van Dormael (French), Valentijn Dhaenens (Dutch), Yvan Fox Hernandez (Spanish), Toby Regbo (English), Marcus Himbert (German), Angelo Bison (Italian)
Contact: Ivo Ghizzardi
Photos: Maarten Vanden Abeele
Production: Charleroi Danses / le manège.mons - Centre Dramatique
Co-production: Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
With the help of the Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles

Direction: Jaco Van Dormael / Ivan Fox  
Dancers: Michèle Anne De Mey / Frauke Mariën & Denis Robert
Camera: Aurélie Leporcq
Assistants to the camera: Juliette Van Dormael
Lighting: Bruno Olivier
Sets manipulation: Stefano Serra, Thomas Beni & Gabriella Iacono
Sound: Boris Cekevda
Light technician: Wenceslas Kabore

Tour manager: Gladys Brookfield-Hampson
Technical coordinator: Thomas Beni

Head of Production & Promotion: Gladys Brookfield-Hampson
Production assistant: Vanessa Spaey
Communication: Ivo Ghizzardi
Michèle Anne De Mey is associate artist at Charleroi Danses, the Choreographic Centre of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

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2 May 2014

Main Stage


After-performance talk with the participants in "Kiss & Cry"