Lumen Body


Lumen Body, 2016, Live performance: Michelle Xen & company dancers, choreography: Elise May. Photography: Dylan Evans

Lumen Body is a collaboration developed by choreographer Elise May of Expressions Dance Company (now ADC Australasian Dance Collective) with Michelle Xen and animator Paul Van Opdenbosch.

Performed in three different spaces, four dancers from the dance company interact with animated visual forms, electronic sound and live vocal performance. Simple geometric sculptures are illuminated by projected imagery that responds to the movement of the dancers’ bodies.

Lumen Body premiered in July 2016 in three locations:
Brisbane Powerhouse (1 July)
Gasometer at Gasworks Plaza Newstead (15 July)
South Bank’s River Quay Green (29 July).

Choreography: Elise May
Sound Design and Vocal performance: Michelle Xen
Animation: Paul Van Opdenbosch
Set Design: Lumen Cloud (Michelle Xen & Richard Candy)
Dancers: Michelle Barnett, Rebecca Hall, Benjamin Chapman and Jake McLarnon

Lumen Body was created for EDC Expressions Dance Company (now ADC Australasian Dance Collective).