Cold Blood

Cold Blood

Barbican Centre · 29 JAN - 01 FEB

London International Mime Festival

Overview

Dancing hands star in elaborate miniature sets, the action filmed live to become epic on a big screen. See an ingenious show animated before your eyes – ‘a total theatrical treat’ (Times).

In this wonderfully whimsical production, the story of seven surprising deaths takes audiences into an array of scenarios that touch on the fleeting fragility of life. Watch as performers and crew conjure visuals onstage or simply succumb to the beautifully detailed kaleidoscopic vistas appearing on film. From the razzamatazz of a Fred and Ginger-style dance number to a floating figure in outer space, from a ravaged war-torn cityscape to the recreation of an iconic Boléro ballet.

Set to music including Ravel, David Bowie and Janis Joplin, Cold Blood brings together intricate hand choreography, tiny props, live cinema and a witty script. From Jaco Van Dormael and Michèle Anne De Mey – who co-directed Kiss & Cry here in 2017 – ‘it is entirely original and totally entrancing’ (WhatsOnStage).

Age Recommendation: 12+

Date & time

Opening 29 Jan
Wed 29 Jan - Sat 1 Feb, 7.45pm
Runtime: 1 hr 20 mins

Venue

Barbican Centre
Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions
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