BEAT started from questioning what it means to be part of a generation that was brought up with a sense of endless possibilities.

It departed from using personal limitations and areas of incompetence as creative triggers and investigating how to overcome them with joy, unashamedness and resourcefulness.

That led us to an ongoing research on how we identify ourselves, how we recognise (or not) ourselves in others and how we are able to project multiple images of ourselves.

We now imagine BEAT as a celebration of the fatigue, pain and uncertainty of deciding day by day – moment by moment – who we are.

One person. On the spot. Reinventing herself (or himself?) over and over.

BEAT is a work-in-progress.


  • Inside: Margherita Elliot
  • Outside: Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas
  • Commissioned by The Lowry, The Place and Cambridge Junction. Co-produced by Theatre de la Ville (Paris). Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Additional support from Dance4, Dansateliers (Rotterdam), Siobhan Davies Dance, The Point, Workshop Foundation (Budapest), Dantzagunea (San Sebastian), l’Animal a l’esquena (Celrà) and BAD Festival (Bilbao).