Charleroi Danses
Kiss & Cry

25 - 28 June 2014 / 19:45

£16–28 plus booking fee*

Red & Orange Members enjoy 20% off ticket prices for this show (subject to availability)

*£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person. Click here for more information on booking fees

 Sold out

A marvel of illusion and emotion, where a pair of dancing hands are the stars of a sweeping film created live on stage.

Alone on a station platform, a woman recalls her great – and once forgotten – loves. Her memories take shape in a miniature world where toys, figurines and everyday objects have the power to delight.

Scaled-down sets provide the backdrop for a duo of dancing hands that flirt and intertwine, becoming tender characters in their own right. Caught on camera by a bustling crew, their sensual ballet is projected on a panoramic screen, lending dual perspectives to an event in which artistic disciplines collide.

From prizewinning filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael and choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey, Kiss & Cry’s blend of live cinematography and distinctive physicality has caused amazement worldwide.

'We constantly go from affection to wonder, captivated by the originality, simplicity, poetry of what is shown…a small masterpiece' Pariscope (France)

80 mins/no interval
Age guidance 8+

Performed in English

24 Jun, Cinema 2
Toto the Hero
Accompanied by a ScreenTalk with director Jaco Van Dormael.

26 Jun
Post-show talk

Free to same-day ticket holders

Are you on Facebook? RSVP to this show now.

Tell us what you thought about the show. Tweet @BarbicanCentre and join the conversation. Or add your comments to our Facebook page.

This event is part of:
Theatre & Dance


Presented by the Barbican in association with London International Mime Festival

Produced by Charleroi Danses, Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and Le Manège Maubeuge Mons, Centre Dramatique

Co-produced by Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

With the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation


why not try

Magnum Photos Now: Empathy & Photography
8 Dec 16 / Frobisher Auditorium 2
Information info

Dress for Excess
21 Jan 17 / Barbican Centre
Information info