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Kiss & Cry ()

Produced by

Charleroi Danses

Presented by

Canadian Stage

Creators: Michéle Anne De Mey and Jaco Van Dormael


Bluma Appel Theatre


October 1st, 2014 – October 5th, 2014

Awards & Nominations

2015 Dora Award Winner – Outstanding Touring Production


“Where do people go when they disappear from our life, from our memory?”

This is the question haunting an elderly woman as she waits alone on the platform of a train station. She reflects on her greatest loves, starting with her first: a boy whose hand she touched for a few seconds on a crowded train when she was 13 years old.

Two hands, one male, one female, portray the characters of this narrative with an engaging and sensual presence as they dance around a set of miniature landscapes with absolute precision. Projected live, this extraordinary blend of film, dance, text and theatre is unlike anything you’ve seen before and is sure to leave you breathless. (


Michéle Anne De Mey Dancer
Frauke Mariën Dancer
Grégory Grosjean Dancer
Bruno Olivier Manipulations and Performance
Gabriella Iacono Manipulations and Performance
Pierrot Garnier Manipulations and Performance
Toby Regbo Narrator

Creative Team

Michéle Anne De Mey Creator
Jaco Van Dormael Creator
Michéle Anne De Mey Choreography and Nanodanses
Grégory Grosjean Choreography and Nanodanses
Jaco Van Dormael Director
Thomas Gunzig Texts
Thomas Gunzig Script
Jaco Van Dormael Script
Nicolas Oliver Lighting
Julien Lambert Camera
Sylvie Olivé Set Designer
Elisabeth Houtart Assistant Set Designer
Michel Vinck Assistant Set Designer
Benoît Joveneau Assistant Director
Caroline Hacq Assistant Director
Dominique Warnier Sound Designer
Anne Masset Second Set Design
Vanina Bogaert Second Set Design
Sophie Ferro Second Set Design
Harry Cleven Director


Aurélie Leporcq Focus Puller
Boris Cekevda Sound
Walter Gonzales Construction
Elisabeth Houtart Construction
Michel Vinck Construction
Elisabeth Houtart Props
Walter Gonzales Props
Michel Vinck Props
Nicolas Oliver Stage Manager
Gilles Brulard Creative Technician
Pierrot Garnier Creative Technician
Bruno Olivier Creative Technician
Ivo Ghizzardi Communication
Maarten Vanden Abeele Photos
Julien Lambert The Cameraman
Aurélie Leporcq The Camera Assistant
Bruno Olivier The Lighting Operator
Stefano Serra Prop Manipulator
Florencia Demestri Prop Manipulator
Jackie Delevoye Prop Manipulator
Boris Cekevda Sound Engineer
Thomas Béni Technical Coordinator
Grégory Grosjean Artistic Coordinator
Gladys Brookfield-Hampson Production & Sales


R. Allan Ross Director of Production
Peter Eaton Technical Director
Jasmine Knox Production Coordinator
Mike Souliere Operations Manager
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
Danny Tran Metcalfe Foundation Props Intern
Susan Batchelor Bluma Wardrobe Mistress
Ashley Rose Head Electrician
Reg Taylor Head Carpenter
Douglas Parker Property Master
Keijo Makela Sound Operator
Kevin Lake Flyman
Kevin Lake Theatre Technician
Susan Batchelor Head of Wardrobe