An Edge Hill University academic has been nominated for a Spanish Premios Max award for her choreography on a production currently touring the country.

Premios Max are the Spanish equivalent of the Tony or Olivier awards, and Michelle Man has been nominated in the Best Choreography category for her work on the production inTarsi by Spanish circus company eia.

inTarsi, which roughly translates as ‘to make things join’, is described as a thoughtful, visceral show that aims to make people laugh as they think and vice versa. Four male performers use their circus expertise and dance skills in an engaging and entertaining way to convey emotions, scenarios and experiences common to everyday life.

Michelle Man said:

“I am so excited to be nominated for this award. The choreography for inTarsi was informed by fifteen years of my own physical research exploring how dance and circus fit together and looking beyond movement as simply a spectacle. To have my academic work recognised in a commercial arena is fantastic, it is good to see work underpinned by academic research becoming more mainstream.”

Michelle’s research builds on her extensive experience as a professional choreographer and performer where she has collaborated across the disciplines of dance, circus, theatre and opera.

The winners of the Premios Max awards will be revealed at a ceremony on 5 June.

Watch some highlights from inTarsi here: