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.