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Cold Blood

05 Mar 2020 - 08 Mar 2020
Next Occurrence : 05 Mar 2020
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Price from $30
Goodwood Road, Wayville, Adelaide, South Australia, 5034
(08) 8216 4444
[email protected]


Theatre, dance, cinema, comedy, drama, illusion; this show bursts triumphantly out of artform pigeonholes creating a hybrid performance experience that’s entirely unique. Belgian choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey and her film-maker partner Jaco Van Dormael have whimsically dubbed their unique art form “Nano-Dance”. That’s because it evolved on their kitchen table and the principal ‘dancers’ use only their fingers, hands and forearms.

It’s a tale of seven “stupid deaths”, each tragi-comic and unexpected, with expirations caused by the likes of a swallowed bra clasp, a carwash mishap and a pre-prepared packet of mashed potato. Filmed live on superbly lit, exquisitely detailed miniature sets and projected to spectacular wide-screen scale, moments of heart-stopping beauty, wit and exhilarating craftsmanship are backed by a captivating unfolding narrative from a short story by Thomas Gunzig.

It’s laugh-out-loud one minute and unexpectedly poignant the next as the magnified hands intertwine and caress, embrace and depart to a soundtrack that ranges from Doris Day and Nina Simone to Ligeti and Schubert. Lauded with five star reviews across the globe, it’s silly, serious, magical and like nothing you’ve ever seen.


From $ 30 to $ 79
General Admission $79, Friends of the Adelaide Festival $72, Concession $64, Under 30 $40, Student $30 Transactions fees apply.


  • Entity Facility

    Non Smoking
    Public Toilet

  • Accessible Tourism

    Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.
    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.
    Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.
    Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.