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What Have I Done To Deserve This?



Supritha Aithal


Elektri(c)k (2019) is an international contemporary circus artistic research project that culminated in five public performances at the government funded theatre El Teatro Circo Price, Madrid. As director, choreographer and co-lighting designer our Senior Lecturer in Dance Michelle Man was responsible for leading nine emerging circus artists from seven different countries – Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Italy, Spain, Germany and Portugal – in an interdisciplinary investigation that explored the relation between light and the choreographic in performance making. Framed as a case study for her doctoral thesis Light and the Choreographic: dancing with Tungsten, this work has generated new findings on illumination in the round, an unexplored territory in the expanding scholarly fields of light and scenography (Abufalia, Hann, Moran, Palmer).