Elektri(c)k

 
 

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).