DELUSIONAL I killed a man

A heart-stopping circus show unravels the profound beauty of self-discovery on a trans woman’s path 

Diana Salles

Location: Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Rode Zaal


duration of the performance: 30 min

DELUSIONAL: ‘I Killed a Man’ is a contemporary circus solo show that embarks on a trans woman´s journey. It delves into the complexities of overcoming the past for ultimate freedom and rebirth. Narrated by a modern interpretation of Judith, inspired by Caravaggio’s painting, Diana Salles embodies her delusions and shares her thoughts, stories, anger, and joy. The show explores the haunting feeling of having murdered one’s former self, a common experience for many trans people when leaving their assigned gender behind.

Through a multidisciplinary repertoire of circus disciplines such as aerials, dance, singing, and physical theatre, Diana Salles invites us to reflect on the physical and emotional strength it takes to honor one’s deepest truth.

Directed by Firenza Guidi, it highlights the inherent connection between death and rebirth. 


Performer Diana Salles Artistic
Director Firenza Guidi
Costume Designer Alexander Michael Arnold
Music and sound composer Lukas Thielecke
DELUSIONAL ‘’I killed a man’’ is supported by the Zirkus ON Creative Alliance. Zirkus ON is funded by the Commissioner for Culture and Media of the Federal Government of Germany through the Promoting Connections program of the Federal Association of Independent Performing Arts (BFDK).”