Kiss Of Death (K.O.D.)

Music Theatre Video

Created for the Kunstenfestivaldesarts (2007), Isabella Soupart’s K.O.D. (Kiss Of Death) production selects one of Shakespeare’s emblematic plays, Hamlet, as point of anchor.
This project is built like a fictional documentary based on the issue of our world in decline and the socio-political changes within. An overhanging camera interferes in the heart of the action, as if it was digging into the conscience of each individual.
Set against a rock musical background performed live, actors and dancers crash head-on to power mecanisms, to the violence of love, folly and destruction. All this is amplified by visual artist Kurt D’Hasseleer’s piercing lens, which captures the play’s intrinsicality, but also through a rythmic performance see-sawing between restraint and exaltation. A Hamlet steeped in a design akin to Lynch’s « disquieting strangeness » technique to cinema. Hamlet « revisited ».

Credits

Concept, direction & choreography Isabella Soupart • Text Shakespeare, Jan Decorte, David Lynch • Dramaturgy Isabella Soupart & Hildegard De Vuyst • With Bérengère Bodin, Itsik Elbaz, Charles François, Zoë Poluch, Olivier Taskin • Musician Filip Wauters • Scenography Jim Clayburgh • Video Kurt D’Haeseleer • Sound design Thomas Turine, Malèna Sardi • Light design Xavier Lauwers • Sound Marc Doutrepont • Costumes Nathalie Maufroy, Lieve Meeussen • Assistants Isabelle De Cannière & Angélique Wilkie. 

Production

Production  2007 • Made in Bruxelles.

Co-production

Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels (BE) • The Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (KVS) Brussels (BE) • Festival Temps d’Images ARTE, La Ferme du Buisson (FR) • Les Halles Brussels (BE) • H&B Management, Hugues Bultot (BE).
With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service de la danse et du théâtre (BE).

Photography©Sarah Van Marcke

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Related press to Kiss Of Death (K.O.D.)

21/05/2007Le Soir – Jean-Marie Wynants
09/05/2007Agenda – IS
30/05/2007Mouvement – Bruno Tackels
11/05/2007Le Vif/L’express – O.H
05/05/2007Victoire
09/05/2007La Libre – Guy Duplat
07/05/2007Agenda
09/05/2007Zone 02 – Thomas Ghysselinckx
16/10/2008Les Inrocks – Philippe Noisette

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