Kobalt Works

heroïne Movie

The movie heroïne offers a cinematic interpretation of the eponymous choreography by Arco Renz, created in 2004.

heroïne is based on one of the fundamental differences between Eastern and Western cultures in performing arts: the notion of vertical time and space in the East opposed to horizontal time and space in the West. Three spirals (dance, music, light) unfold as one in a time-space continuum.

The movie creates an intense and sensual feeling of proximity and intimacy between the viewer and the entrancing virtuoso performance of Wen-Chi Su.


  •  Director Alexis Destoop
  • Choreography Arco Renz
  • Dance Wen-Chi Su 
  • Cinematography Sebastien Koeppel
  • Light Jan Maertens
  • Music Marc Appart
  • Editing Alexis Destoop & Paul Millot
  • Sound design Peter Lenaerts 
  • Camera assistance Juan Sepulchre
  • Grip Artur Castro Freire
  • Production Wieter Bloemen
  • Production assistance Maya Wilsens
  • Grading Paul Millot
  • Sound mixing Senjan Jansen
  • Additional sound & foley Ashley Scott 
  • Visual effects Anna Fraser
  • Camera equipment Key Grip Systems & BFC Rental
  • Sound equipment Audiosense
  • Post-Production Stempel Films 
  • Production Kobalt Works
  • Co-production Les Brigittines
  • with the support of STUK Kunstencentrum Leuven